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THE CONDITION OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS 2012: Only 25 Percent of 2012 High School Graduates Considered “College Ready” in Four Core Subjects, According to ACT Results Article

September 17, 2012

Only one in four high school graduates from the Class of 2012 who took the ACT college- and career-readiness exam were considered “college ready” in English, reading, mathematics, and science, according to The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2012, released by ACT on August 22.

SUMMER WAIVE(RS): Six Additional States and the District of Columbia Receive NCLB Waivers; To Date, Thirty-Two States and DC Have Received Waivers Article

July 23, 2012

Only July 19, the Obama administration granted additional flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to six additional states (Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Oregon, and South Carolina) and the District of Columbia (DC) in exchange for state-led reform in the areas of college- and career-ready standards, accountability and improvement, and teacher evaluation.

HALFWAY POINT: Obama Administration Approves Seven More States for NCLB Waivers Bringing Total to Twenty-Six; Iowa First State to Be Turned Down Article

July 09, 2012

On June 29, the Obama administration approved five additional states’ requests for flexibility from key provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

ANOTHER WAVE OF WAIVERS: Obama Administration Approves Eight More States for NCLB Waivers Article

June 11, 2012

On May 29, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that eight more states have been granted flexibility from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and a career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

MOVING FROM TECHNOLOGY OPTIONAL TO TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIAL: Alliance President Testifies Before Michigan Senate Education Committee on Importance of Digital Learning to Preparing All Students for College and a Career Article

May 29, 2012

On May 23, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, testified before the Michigan Senate Education Committee on how digital learning and the effective use of technology can help drive better learning for all students in Michigan regardless of their geography or socioeconomic status.

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