STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Governors Focus on Digital Learning, College Completion, and Reducing High School Dropout Rates ArticleMarch 11, 2013
Believing an investment in digital learning will improve public education in the state and bring it up to date, O’Malley proposed new investments in technology to accelerate the state’s transition to digital learning, including iPads, laptops, and Smart Boards.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, and New Mexico ArticleFebruary 11, 2013
In his state of the state address on January 16, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) set a goal of raising Alaska’s high school graduation rate from under 70 percent—where it stands now—to 90 percent by 2020.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Colorado, Nebraska, Vermont, and Virginia ArticleJanuary 28, 2013
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) expressed pride in the work Colorado has done in improving early childhood education in his state of the state address on January 10.
U.S. fourth graders ranked sixth out of forty-five participating countries on the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which was released in December 2012.
The United States earned a C– on child well-being, according to America’s Report Card 2012: Children in the U.S., a national report card released on October 10 by First Focus and Save the Children.
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE SHARPENS BUDGET KNIFE: Subcommittee’s Bill Would Cut Education Programs by $1.1 Billion ArticleJuly 23, 2012
Funding for the U.S. Department of Education would be cut by $1.1 billion below last year’s level based on the spending bill that passed the House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education Appropriations Subcommittee on July 18.
More than 60 percent of twelfth-grade students leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college and a career, seriously constraining their future employment options and restricting national and state economies, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
STATE OF THE STATES: Governors Focus on School Finance, Digital Learning, Reading Interventions, and Waivers Under No Child Left Behind ArticleFebruary 06, 2012
Although education is primarily a state responsibility, the federal government has played a larger role in the last decade through the No Child Left Behind Act and has encouraged states to adopt education reforms more recently through the Race to the Top program.
HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KLINE RELEASES DRAFT LEGISLATION ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS ArticleJanuary 09, 2012
On January 6, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released two draft pieces of legislation on accountability and teacher effectiveness as part of the committee’s work to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
On January 5, the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar featuring representatives from two states that have created literacy plans to meet students’ needs from birth through grade twelve.