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Undocumented Immigrant Students: Can the Nation Avert an Education, Economic, and Moral Crisis Affecting Millions of Young People?

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Imagine waking up to the news that millions of students disappeared overnight. Think of the incalculable cost to the nation of these young people not continuing their education. The patents never filed. The medicines never discovered. The companies never started. The disposable incomes never spent to create more jobs. All the lost human potential, brainpower, and economic contributions that these millions of future wage earners could provide during a time when the nation needs the talents and skills of all its people.

How could this happen, you ask? Already I am hearing reports from principals about the PTA attendance of immigrant families dropping sharply and of parents sending their children to school on alternate days to avoid everyone being picked up in a sweep.

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Posted: July 13, 2010 07:15 pm

What is public opinion on the state of education?

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July 13, 2010 07:15 pm
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Public_Opinion - July 13 2010How concerned are Americans about the state of the nation’s high schools? How important is it for voters that their congressional representatives act this year to reform the nation’s high schools? To find out the answers to these questions and more, sign-up to watch the Alliance’s Webinar tomorrow. This live discussion will examine the results of a bipartisan poll on education reform commissioned by the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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Posted: July 13, 2010 06:57 pm

New Issue of Straight A’s Spotlights Economic Benefits of Graduating More Students of Color; the Power of Online Learning; and New York City’s Small School Success

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July 13, 2010 06:57 pm
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Straight A’s: Public Education Policy and Progress: Volume 10, No. 14

July 12, 2010
Volume # 10 – Issue # 14

ECONOMIC BOOST: New Alliance Report Examines Economic Impact of Reducing the High School Dropout Rate Among Students of Color: Cutting the high school dropout rate in half among students of color will greatly increase the nation’s economic vitality, according to the latest report in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s continuing work linking improved educational outcomes to economic returns.

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Education and the Economy, High School Graduation Rates, New York, State Budgets, Students of Color, Teacher Quality
Posted: July 13, 2010 04:02 pm

Morning Announcements: July 13, 2010

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July 13, 2010 04:02 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsThe Asbury Park Press reports that New Jersey is facing high level teacher retirements, nearly double the rate of previous years. Teacher shortages are one of the three major challenges facing education as discussed in the Alliance’s recent paper, The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education.

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Common Core State Standards, Low-Performing Schools, Teacher Quality
Posted: July 09, 2010 09:04 pm

Week in Review: More Links Between Education and the Economy; The Power of Online Learning, New Video Available

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July 09, 2010 09:04 pm
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Week in review july92010 - tired_runner1[1].blogThis week was a very busy one at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

On July 7, the Alliance released the latest findings from its continuing work linking improved educational outcomes to economic returns. Its most recent study, The Economic Benefits of Reducing the Dropout Rate Among Students of Color in the Nation’s Forty-Five Largest Metropolitan Areas, described how cutting the dropout rate in half among students of color will lead to higher earnings, increased home and automobile sales, greater job creation, and overall economic growth.

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Education and the Economy, Rural Schools, State Budgets, Students of Color
Posted: July 06, 2010 04:54 pm

July 7 Webinar: The Economic Benefits of Reducing the Dropout Rate for Students of Color

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July 06, 2010 04:54 pm
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WebinarImage- June 30Years of data have consistently underscored the persistent graduation gap between America’s students of color and their peers. The most recent estimate shows that high school graduation rates for African American, Latino, and American Indian students hover only slightly higher than 50 percent. This is more than 20 percentage points lower than that of their white peers.

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Achievement Gap, Education and the Economy, Students of Color
Posted: July 01, 2010 04:00 am

New Video Available: Can School Improvement Grants Save the Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools?

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July 01, 2010 04:00 am
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On July 1, the Alliance held the second in its series of interactive webinars on what is happening in Washington, DC on education reform. During the webinar, Ann Whalen, special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Alliance Vice President of Federal Advocacy Phillip Lovell discussed the role that School Improvement Grants (SIG) can play in turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools.

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Economic Impacts, Elementary & Secondary Education Act, Low-Performing Schools, No Child Left Behind, Secondary School Improvement
Posted: June 30, 2010 10:27 pm

Webinar: Can School Improvement Grants Save the Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools?

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June 30, 2010 10:27 pm
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That’s the question Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise and Ann Whalen, special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will be answering during the latest of the Alliance’s webinars on education news from Washington, DC.

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Elementary & Secondary Education Act, Low-Performing Schools, NCLB Waivers
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