NATION’S REPORT CARD: Reading Scores Flat for Fourth Graders; Eighth Graders Improve by One Point ArticleApril 05, 2010
Reading scores for eighth-grade students climbed one point while the reading performance of fourth-grade students was unchanged from 2007 according to the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading, also known as The Nation’s Report Card: Reading 2009.
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES ESEA BLUEPRINT: Proposal to Overhaul NCLB Centers on Raising Standards, Focusing Attention on the Lowest-Performing Schools ArticleMarch 22, 2010
On March 15, the Obama administration released its blueprint to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP FOR ESEA REAUTHORIZATION: Testifying Before Congress, Duncan Calls for Reauthorization in 2010, Receives Praise for Bipartisan Outreach ArticleMarch 08, 2010
On February 18, key Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Education and Labor Committee announced plans for a bipartisan reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
CONGRESS TO BEGIN ESEA REAUTHORIZATION: In Joint Statement, House Democrats and Republicans Outline Plans for a Bipartisan Reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ArticleFebruary 22, 2010
In a statement released on February 18, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Education and Labor Committee announced plans for a bipartisan reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: New Alliance Report Calls on Congress to be More Responsive to the Needs of Rural High Schools ArticleFebruary 08, 2010
Despite often being shortchanged by current federal education policies, rural high schools routinely use practices that could be useful to boosting student performance in their urban and suburban counterparts, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
OBAMA RELEASES FY 2011 BUDGET: Obama’s 7.5 Percent Increase for Education Programs Signals Commitment to Reauthorize ESEA ArticleFebruary 08, 2010
In a State of the Union address that was heavily focused on the economy and creating jobs, President Obama called for greater investments in education and a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON IMPROVING READING AND COMPREHENSION SKILLS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ArticleNovember 23, 2009
On November 19, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing to examine current federal literacy initiatives and determine how to improve reading and comprehension skills of children from birth through high school.
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INFORMING ADOLESCENT LITERACY POLICY AND PRACTICE: Alliance Brief Offers Lessons Learned from Federal Efforts to Improve Literacy Skills of Middle and High School Students ArticleOctober 26, 2009
To help improve the literacy skills of adolescent readers who struggle to read at grade level, the U.S. Department of Education recently announced that eight states will receive $6.6 million in Striving Readers grants.
PRIORITIZING THE NATION’S DROPOUT FACTORIES: Alliance Brief Calls For “Legislative Triage” To Address Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools ArticleOctober 13, 2009
According to data from the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University that is cited in the brief, these low-performing high schools are pervasive and exist in every state and over 80 percent of congressional districts.