On March 17, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education, SHLB Coalition, New America, and Benton Foundation celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan—and reviewed the community anchor institution broadband goals, accomplishments, and unfinished work.
Education and the Economy: Boosting the Nation’s Economy by Improving High School Graduation Rates Among Students of Color and Native Students Report/Fact SheetMay 16, 2011
This document discusses the economic benefits that would have come to the nation and each state if half of the class of 2010 students of color and Native students who dropped out had graduated with their peers.
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.
Meeting the Challenge: The Role of School Leaders in Turning Around the Lowest-Performing High Schools Report/Fact SheetJanuary 28, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains.
The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers Report/Fact SheetAugust 13, 2010
This report highlights efforts in California to redesign the traditional training options available to high school teachers in an effort to align teacher education with high school reform efforts.
Far too often, the nation’s young people lack the skills that American companies look for to allow them to compete in a global economy. The skills deficit is particularly noticeable in science and math, as well as the ability to work in teams, think creatively, or to interact effectively.
Profiles in Leadership: Innovative Approaches to Transforming the American High School Report/Fact SheetOctober 03, 2004
Some of America’s foremost education innovators lay out a bold vision for secondary school leadership in a collection of essays released by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Facing fiscal crises, some states are developing new education "policies" that are, in reality, merely cloaks for political expediency.
LITERACY, ADEQUACY, AND EQUITY: Alliance Hosts First Annual Invitational Conference on American High School Policy ArticleNovember 19, 2003
Far too many of our nation's middle and high school students are in trouble. A quarter of them read considerably below grade level. Thirty percent of them drop out of school before graduation.
After years of neglect, our nation’s high schools are gaining notice from policymakers, grant makers, the media, and a concerned public. A number of factors have combined to help focus attention on the millions of secondary school students who are at risk of not graduating from high school, or of graduating unprepared for college and a rewarding career.