TURNAROUND OR FULL SPEED AHEAD?: House Committee Raises Concerns with School Turnaround Models Included in Obama Administration’s ESEA Blueprint ArticleJune 01, 2010
During a May 19 hearing on turning around chronically underperforming schools, both Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee expressed concern with the four school turnaround models included in the Obama administration’s blueprint to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
House Education and Labor Committee Focuses on the Role of ESEA Reauthorization in Supporting Teachers and Leaders ArticleMay 07, 2010
On May 4, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee held its own hearing on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education.
ESEA REAUTHORIZATION SHIFTS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS: Senate HELP Committee Examines Challenges Facing Secondary Schools and How ESEA Reauthorization Can Help ArticleMay 07, 2010
On May 4, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held the latest in its series of hearings on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
POOR ECONOMY CONTINUES TO DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS: BLS Finds that Over 55 Percent of Recent High School Dropouts Are Unemployed ArticleMay 03, 2010
Between October 2008 and October 2009, the unemployment rate for recent high school dropouts was 55.1 percent, compared with 35.0 percent for recent high school graduates not enrolled in college, according to an April 27 news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
A new report from the California Dropout Research Project (CDRP) describes the connections between health and high school dropouts and examines several aspects of how health affects dropouts.
“BEST ECONOMIC STIMULUS IS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA”: New Alliance Study Finds Lowering the High School Dropout Rate Boosts Job Creation, Home Ownership, Automobile Sales, and Economic Growth ArticleJanuary 25, 2010
Cutting the dropout rate in half in the nation’s fifty largest cities will result in a significant increase in job growth, home ownership, and automobile sales, among other economic benefits, according to a new study from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Last week, the NGA Center for Best Practices announced the new initiative, State Strategies to Achieve Graduation for All, to help six states (Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and West Virginia) develop comprehensive statewide, high school dropout prevention programs.
MAKING A LIST AND CHECKING IT TWICE: Data Quality Campaign Issues Annual Progress Report on State Data Systems ArticleDecember 07, 2009
Over the past four years, states have made tremendous progress in developing longitudinal data systems that can track the progress of individual students throughout their education careers, according to the Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) annual progress report on state data systems.
GRADUATION FOR ALL: House Education Committee Chairman Introduces Legislation Targeting Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools ArticleNovember 23, 2009
Last week, U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation that would provide $2 billion to improve the nation's lowest-performing middle and high schools.
On January 12, the Alliance for Excellent Education will release additional findings from its economic model on how local economies will benefit if the dropout rate is reduced.