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October 2, 2015: Apprenticeships Webinar

Raising the Bar for the Quality of Career Preparation Pathways: Apprenticeships Webinar/Event

September 11, 2015

On October 2, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education and Asia Society held a webinar on the pressing need and vast opportunity to prepare students for a range of meaningful career opportunities through apprenticeships. The Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network works to identify international best practice in creating robust approaches to career preparation pathways. The webinar explored how the U.S. education system can connect the needs of adolescents with the needs of the economy and signal to employers that high school graduates have the requisite skills and knowledge for high-need, high-skill positions.

Curriculum Tool Webinar

Curriculum Tools for College- and Career-Ready Standards: The Literacy Design Collaborative Webinar/Event

March 20, 2015

On April 7, 2015 the Alliance held an in-depth discussion on how curriculum tools can help teachers implement college- and career-ready standards and raise levels of learning for students, particularly those who are low-performing. This webinar examined how these tools enable teachers to use their own curriculum based on student needs while aiming at common, high standards.

Xavier Webinar

Building a STEM Pathway: Xavier University of Louisiana’s Summer Science Academy Webinar/Event

January 27, 2015

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 the Alliance for Excellent Education and Xavier University of Louisiana, a small historically black university, held a discussion about the Xavier Summer Science Academy, a dynamic pre-collegiate program that prepares middle and high school students to enter college and complete a STEM degree program. The academy helps Xavier continue to rank first nationally in the number of African American students who earn STEM degrees and first nationally in the number who go on to complete medical school. Panelists highlighted the rationale, design, and impact of the Xavier Summer Science Academy to address the underlying reasons for the enormous preparation gap between high school and college, particularly among the growing number of minority students.

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Briefing: Rethinking Accountability to Support College and Career Readiness Webinar/Event

October 02, 2014

Highly effective educators know what deeper learning is; it is rich core content, delivered in engaging ways that allow students to learn and apply their learning and enable them to graduate from high school ready for college, a career, and life. To empower this kind of learning and teaching, systems of accountability that will support and assess deeper learning for every child need to be developed. A new report, whose authors include Linda Darling-Hammond and Gene Wilhoit, titled Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a New Paradigm, focuses on how states might construct accountability systems that are well-aligned and that assure a high-quality education for all students. Using an imaginary “51st state” as the model, Dr. Darling-Hammond and Mr. Wilhoit will set out some principles for effective accountability systems that are better able to “foster a culture of inquiry and continuous improvement at all levels of the system.”

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Webinar: Rethinking Accountability to Support College and Career Readiness Webinar/Event

September 29, 2014

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar focused on a broader vision for accountability to support higher and deeper levels of learning for all students and to provide greater flexibility for schools and districts. Based on a new report, titled Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a New Paradigm, this discussion will concentrate on how states might construct new accountability systems that ensure a high-quality education for all students. Charmaine Mercer will moderate a conversation with two of the report’s authors, Linda Darling-Hammond and Gene Wilhoit. Using an imaginary “51st state” as the model, the panelists will discuss principles for effective accountability systems, the ways in which these principles might be applied, and places where these principles are already being enacted in some states and communities.

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Beyond High School: Efforts to Improve Postsecondary Transitions Through Linked Learning Webinar/Event

September 29, 2014

Evidence suggests that Linked Learning students are more likely than their peers at traditional high schools to graduate and enter postsecondary education. Panelists will describe how Linked Learning strengthens the transition from high school to postsecondary education; highlight findings from studies of Linked Learning implementation sites; and discuss how state and federal policy can support Linked Learning and similar efforts.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.