May 03, 2017 11:08 am
Undocumented Immigrant Students: Can the Nation Avert an Education, Economic, and Moral Crisis Affecting Millions of Young People?
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.
July 14, 2010 03:03 pm
July 13, 2010 07:15 pm
How 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.
July 13, 2010 04:02 pm
The 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.
Week in Review: More Links Between Education and the Economy; The Power of Online Learning, New Video Available
July 09, 2010 09:04 pm
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.
July 06, 2010 04:54 pm
Years 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.
New Video Available: Can School Improvement Grants Save the Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools?
July 01, 2010 04:00 am
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.
June 30, 2010 10:27 pm
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.