THE HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT DILEMMA AND SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS: New Report Examines Benefits for Special Education Students Who Earn a Diploma Compared to Those Who Do Not ArticleOctober 21, 2011
Similar to the advantages that non–special education high school graduates possess over high school dropouts, special education students who earn a high school diploma are more likely to attend a postsecondary institution, secure meaningful employment, and avoid the criminal justice system than special education students who leave high school without a diploma.
ANYTIME, ANYPLACE: New Alliance Report Says Expanded Learning Opportunities Can Provide a Comprehensive Approach to Preparing High School Students for College and a Career ArticleSeptember 19, 2011
Expanded learning opportunities for high school students through methods such as work-based experiences, innovative technology, and personalized lesson plans have the potential to help address projected skill and knowledge shortages in the nation’s workforce, according to a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
BREAKING SCHOOLS’ RULES: Study of Texas Seventh Graders Finds Students with Disciplinary Actions Five Times More Likely to Drop Out ArticleJuly 25, 2011
Nearly six in ten public school students were suspended or expelled at least once between their seventh- and twelfth-grade school years.
SETTING NEW PRIORITIES IN EDUCATION SPENDING: House Committee Passes First Education Reform Bill, Eliminates More than Forty Federal Education Programs ArticleMay 31, 2011
On May 25, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the first in a series of education reform bills designed to revamp the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
ON ANNIVERSARY OF BROWN VERSUS BOARD OF EDUCATION, PROVIDING TRUE EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY FOR ALL STUDENTS IS AN ECONOMIC NECESSICITY FOR THE NATION, NEW ALLIANCE STUDY FINDS ArticleMay 17, 2011
EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT: New Report Focuses on Educational Challenges in the Arab World, Finds Similarities to U.S., but Recommends Vastly Different Solutions ArticleMay 02, 2011
Over the last two months, the Alliance for Excellent Education has released national, state, and metro area data showing the economic impact of cutting the high school dropout rate in half in the United States.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY: New Report Examines the Impact that Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Have on High School Graduation Rates ArticleApril 18, 2011
Students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.
BUILDING A GRAD NATION: New Report Finds a 6.4 Percent Decrease in the Number of “Dropout Factories” ArticleApril 05, 2011
Between 2008 and 2009, the number of high schools graduating less than 60 percent of their students decreased by 112 schools, or 6.4 percent.
CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS: Throughout April, Alliance to Release Data Demonstrating How Improvements in High School Graduation Rates Can Boost Local Economies ArticleApril 05, 2011
To better understand the various economic benefits that a particular community could expect if it were to reduce its number of high school dropouts, the Alliance for Excellent Education, with generous support from State Farm®, analyzed the local economies of more than 220 U.S. cities and their surrounding areas.
EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY: Increasing High School Graduation Rates Significantly Boost Job Creation, Home Ownership, and Car Sales, New Study Finds ArticleMarch 22, 2011
Cutting the high school dropout rate in half for just one class would likely lead to billions of dollars in increased earnings, provide a boost to home and automobile sales, and create more than 50,000 new jobs nationwide.