AFFIRMING THE GOAL: ACT Report Shows Common Standards in Math and Reading to Be Internationally Competitive ArticleJune 13, 2011
The new common core state standards are sufficiently rigorous to ensure that the nation’s future workforce will be globally competitive.
STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: NCEE Report Outlines American Agenda for Education Reform Based on Highest-Performing Nations ArticleMay 31, 2011
After examining the policy agendas of the most successful countries, a new report from the Nation Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) argues that the strategies driving the best-performing education systems in the world are rarely found in the United States.
Saving Now and Saving Later: How High School Reform Can Reduce the Nation’s Wasted Remediation Dollars Report/Fact SheetMay 05, 2011
For young people entering the twenty-first-century job market, high school graduation is no longer the finish line, but the starting line.
“ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO THE NATIONAL CRISIS IN LITERACY”: Alliance Brief Calls for Alignment Between Literacy Plans and Common Core State Standards ArticleMay 02, 2011
Federal and state leaders have an important role to play in developing comprehensive K–12 literacy plans aligned to the English language arts common core state standards.
On Wednesday, April 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET, the Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar to unpack the findings from the High School Transcript Study.
Engineering Solutions to the National Crisis in Literacy: How to Make Good on the Promise of the Common Core State Standards Report/Fact SheetApril 14, 2011
This brief includes recommendations to leverage improvements in literacy skills from birth through grade twelve by providing systemic approaches, equitable resources, and strong teacher training.
STATE OF ESEA REAUTHORIZATION: President Obama, Secretary Duncan, and Key Lawmakers from Both Parties Appear Confident of ESEA Reauthorization in 2011 ArticleFebruary 07, 2011
During his State of the Union address on January 25, President Obama outlined his plan for how the United States can “win the future” by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world.
STATES’ PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: New Report Reveals States’ Progress and Plans for Implementing the Common Core ArticleJanuary 24, 2011
Forty-three states and the District of Columbia have adopted common core state standards in English language arts and mathematics.
About 33 percent of the nation’s schools did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 2008–09 school year, according to a recently released report from the Center on Education Policy (CEP).
A FIRST LOOK: New Report Finds Many Students Lack Skills Outlined in Common Core State Standards ArticleDecember 13, 2010
Only about one-third of the nation’s eleventh-grade students are performing at the academic levels described as college and career ready in the common core state standards, according to a new report by ACT.