In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address to the nation on Tuesday night, Alliance for Excellent Education President and CEO Deb Delisle offered the following statement: “All young people in our country have the right to receive a high-quality, public K–12 education. However, rather than working to guarantee and strengthen that right, President Trump and Secretary DeVos continue to push for a voucher scheme that would siphon funds away from the public education system and serve only a small fraction of our students while ignoring the needs of the overwhelming majority of children whose futures depend on the very system the President condemns. It’s past time for this Administration to put forward a real plan for improving public education that will rebuild crumbling schools, correct historical and long-standing inequities—from school funding to access to advanced course work—and help school districts hire and retain the best teachers and school leaders.”
World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System Webinar/EventJuly 12, 2018
In this webinar panelists will discus the key question behind Andreas Schleicher’s new book, World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System. He writes, “Every economic age has its core asset. In the agricultural age that asset was land; in the industrial age it was capital; and in our times, it is the knowledge, skills and character qualities of people. This core asset remains largely untapped and undervalued. It’s time for us to change that.” Schleicher examines the many successes from which to learn, looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in countries around the world, all to understand what works in which contexts. Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a spirited and thoughtful conversation between Schleicher and All4Ed’s president Bob Wise.
How the Omnibus Spending Bill Promotes School Safety, Education Technology, Personalized Learning, Deeper Learning, and the Science of Adolescent Learning Blog PostMarch 27, 2018
Superintendents, School Leaders, and National Education Organizations Urge FCC to Maintain Support for Wi-Fi in Schools Press ReleaseNovember 08, 2017
Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics will raise the bar even higher, allowing educators to personalize content to meet an individual student’s needs while serving up metrics to ensure specific goals are met. Using such digital experiences to complement traditional classroom learning is particularly critical for helping at-risk students achieve significant gains, according to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.
Cajon Valley Union School District: Changing the Culture of Learning to Empower Students Report/Fact SheetMay 30, 2013
This interactive video profile shows how Cajon Valley Union School District in California has paired digital learning with increased support for teachers and students to improve student outcomes, including tremendous improvement in student achievement, behavior, and engagement. This profile is the second in a series of interactive video profiles demonstrating how leading school districts use digital learning to improve teaching and learning
Quakertown Community School District: A Systematic Approach to Blended Learning That Focuses on District Leadership, Staffing, and Cost-effectiveness Report/Fact SheetApril 23, 2013
This interactive video profile provides readers with a real-life, practical story about how district and school leaders are working to improve student learning outcomes through the effective use of digital learning.