In this webinar, panelists will discuss the Graduation Effect—the impact enjoyed by individuals, families, communities, states, and the nation when young people graduate from high school—and share brand-new data from the Alliance for Excellent Education’s (the Alliance) economic model demonstrating the positive national, state, and metro-level impacts to be had if 90 percent of students graduate from high school.
Creating a Positive School Climate: Implementing Equitable and Effective School Discipline Practices Webinar/EventNovember 15, 2013
Closing achievement and graduation rate gaps requires comprehensive school reform that includes a focus on a positive school climate that meets and develops the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student. Doing this means addressing the multiple factors that can negatively affect school climate. For example, student discipline policies often keep too many students out of school and away from the classroom, causing them to lose critical learning time. Research repeatedly shows that harsh disciplinary policies disproportionately affect students of color and students with disabilities. Not only are these discipline practices disproportionately applied, and for less serious behavior, they are also an ineffective response to the behavior. There are other practices and policies that have proven to be effective in creating a safe and positive school climate for all students and staff. This webinar will provide data on these disparities and the equitable and effective alternatives of punitive school discipline.
Achievement Gap, College & Career Readiness, Discipline, Disconnected Youth, Dropout Factories, Elementary & Secondary Education Act, Equity, High School Dropout Rates, High School Graduation Rates, High School Reform, School Climate, Secondary School Improvement, Students of Color, Teachers & Leaders
Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic Webinar/EventApril 30, 2013
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar on the success in addressing the dropout crisis taking place in high schools and school districts all across country.
Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic Webinar/EventApril 25, 2012
The Alliance for Excellent Education held an in-depth discussion on the data and research presented in a new report, Building a Grad Nation. The Alliance heard from report authors Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center and John Bridgeland of Civic Enterprises. Alliance Vice President of Federal Advocacy Phillip Lovell offered federal recommendations and moderate the discussion. Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar on April 9 featuring Dr. Russell W. Rumberger, who has conducted research on school dropouts for the past twenty-five years and is the author of Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It. The webinar also featured Alliance Vice President of Federal Advocacy Phillip Lovell spoke about actions that the federal government can take to help quell the high school dropout crisis. Alliance President Bob Wise moderated the panel and helped address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.
Expanded Learning Opportunities: A More Comprehensive Approach to Preparing High School Students for College and a Career Webinar/EventDecember 12, 2011
On Monday, December 12 the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar that highlighted its new issue brief, “Expanded Learning Opportunities: A More Comprehensive Approach to Preparing High School Students for College and a Career.” The webinar explored how expanding the learning opportunities for high school students can create a range of options for schools and districts as they seek to improve outcomes for students and address the unique barriers that many high school students face that prevent them from graduating ready for college and a career. Distinguished panelists discussed the research and policy context of when, where, how, and from whom students learn; shared insights from innovative initiatives that are implementing “anytime, anyplace” learning to meet the needs of high school students; and addressed questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.
On November 29 the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar featuring two educational leaders—Yvette Jackson of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education and author of The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools; and Julie Evans, chief executive officer of Project Tomorrow—who described how to change the essential learning conditions within high schools and provided the pedagogical and technological tools to enable and empower students to achieve high intellectual performance. Alliance Senior Fellow Mariana Haynes moderated the discussion and fielded questions from webinar viewers across the country.
America’s Promise Dropout Summit II Webinar/EventFebruary 21, 2008
On Friday, February 22, Directions For Our Youth, Inc. (DFOY) hosted a Dropout Summit at Lehman College, City University of New York. Among the event sponsors were the Alliance for Excellent Education, America’s Promise, the Hispanic Federation and the After-School Corporation. The goals for the event were to assess progress since the Dropout Summit held in 2007 and to develop recommendations for local, state, and federal action.