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Recent Webinars & Events

NCTAF Panel Discussion


Technology, Training, and Teaming to Ensure Great Teaching for All Students

On August 25, 2015 the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) held the first in a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned informed a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching.

Categories: Deeper Learning
SIG Webinar


Reinventing America’s High Schools: SIG-Approved Evidence-Based Whole-School Reform

On July 23, 2015, the Alliance held a webinar featuring a School Improvement Grant (SIG)–approved evidence-based whole-school reform model developed by the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), which gave school districts (both SIG-receiving and non–SIG-receiving) an overview of ISA’s effective high school reform model that could turn around their persistently low-performing high schools.

Categories: High School Reform


A Call with Congressman Bobby Scott

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, The Alliance held a conversation between Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Categories: Elementary & Secondary Education Act
Political Education: Setting the Course for State and Federal Policy, Second Edition


Political Education: Setting the Course for State and Federal Policy

In his latest book, Political Education: Setting the Course for State and Federal Policy, Christopher Cross examines how the federal role in education has changed from that of a second chair violist in the 1950s to an orchestra conductor today, with the federal government now responsible for directing everything from highly qualified teachers to assessments to accountability as part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

Categories: Uncategorized
Data Systems


Data Systems for Increasing Postsecondary Success

Having trouble viewing the webcast? Contact Technical Assistance here. Data Systems for Increasing Postsecondary Success Panelists Meg Long, President, Equal Measure Rochelle Nichols-Solomon, Director, Postsecondary Success Portfolio, FHI360 Robert Rothman, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar to explore the role of data and evaluation in […]

Categories: Data Systems
Porterville Linked Learning


Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students

On June 3, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held a discussion about Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students, a new report about how teachers use digital instructional tools and data to support student learning.

Categories: Data and Privacy
Jack Jennings' Book: Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools


Lessons Learned from Fifty Years of Federal Education Policy

On May 18, 2015 the Alliance held a webinar on the politics of education reform with Jack Jennings, longtime education policy expert and author of a new book—Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools. Hosted by Bob Wise, their discussion examined the federal role in education and the prospects for fundamentally reshaping American education.

Categories: Elementary & Secondary Education Act


Promise Scholarships: A College Access Agenda

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, The Alliance for Excellent education held a webinar on promise programs. All across the country, cities and states have taken on a bold approach to college access—free college tuition for eligible students. These programs, called “promise programs” or “place-based college scholarships,” are currently active in more than forty cities and a handful of states. Promise programs inspire school improvement within secondary schools and create lasting partnerships and greater alignment between the K–12 and postsecondary systems that have led to promising outcomes for students who are historically underserved. Data show that low-income students and students of color enrolled in promise programs have higher high school graduation rates, college enrollment, and attainment than their peers.

Categories: Linked Learning
Senate Building


Creating Successful Career Pathways: The Role of Education and Industry Partnerships

On May 14, 2015, the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, in conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education, held a briefing on effective partnerships between business and industry and education that are transforming the high school experience for students and preparing them fully for college and a career.

Categories: Linked Learning
Curriculum Tool Webinar


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

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.

Categories: Common Core
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