U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE: Paige Offers Strong Rhetoric, But No New Initiatives ArticleOctober 20, 2003
Unless improvements are made, American students will not be competitive with students in other countries, dooming future generations to less opportunity, greater levels of poverty, and further disparities in health status.
ONE IN THREE NOT ‘COLLEGE READY’: Report Finds Two-Thirds of All High School Graduates Are Not Prepared for College ArticleOctober 06, 2003
A new report based on data from the U.S. Department of Education finds that only 70 percent of all high school students graduate on time and only 32 percent leave high school "college ready."
AMERICANS WANT A LARGER FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION: Committee for Education Funding Releases New Poll ArticleSeptember 22, 2003
Eighty-one percent of participants in a recent poll responded that the federal government should increase funding for education programs and 85 percent of participants thought this investment should be "more than five cents of every dollar it spends."
RETHINKING HIGH SCHOOL: Aspen Institute Report Finds Lessons for High School Reform in Four Model States ArticleSeptember 22, 2003
A new report from the Aspen Institute that examines successful high school reform efforts currently underway in four states
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) has introduced legislation that would reform the nation's secondary schools through a new focus on adolescent literacy, academic counselors, and a new grant program.
Highest New York Court Requires “Meaningful High School Education”: Court Declares School Funding System Unconstitutional ArticleJuly 07, 2003
Recently the New York Court of Appeals, the State's highest court, ruled that a "high school level education is now all but indispensable" to prepare students to compete for jobs that enable them to support themselves.
Alliance At Work ArticleNovember 19, 2001
Recently, the Alliance was represented at the release of a new report by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, in partnership with Collaborative Communications Group, called "Leading Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do."