EDUCATION AT A GLANCE: U.S. High School Dropouts “Hit Hardest” by the Economic Recession, New OECD Report Finds ArticleJuly 02, 2013
Released on June 27 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2013 includes data showing how the United States ranks internationally in several key areas, including high school graduation rates, the percentage of individuals with a college degree, early education enrollment rates, teacher salaries, and more.
STATE OF THE STATES: Governors Prioritize International Competitiveness, Innovation, Graduation Rates, and Vocational Education ArticleJune 25, 2013
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue (D) delivered her state of the state address on February 14, joking that some people had accused her of ruining Valentine’s Day for their significant other.
U.S. fourth graders ranked sixth out of forty-five participating countries on the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which was released in December 2012.
TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE SCORES: U.S. Eighth Graders Ranked in Top Ten on International Math and Science Tests ArticleJanuary 14, 2013
American eighth-grade students ranked ninth and tenth (out of thirty-eight) in math and science, respectively, compared to students in other countries on the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), while fourth graders were eleventh and seventh (out of forty-five).
RETHINKING POLICY AND PRACTICE IN SUPPORT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS: New Alliance Report Identifies Challenges and Solutions for Helping ELLs Meet Higher Expectations Associated with Common Core ArticleOctober 31, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) offer great promise for advancing the quality of education and outcomes for all students, but meeting the higher expectations associated with them could prove especially daunting for the rapidly growing population of English language learners (ELLs)—students who must learn grade-level content while simultaneously trying to master the English language.
THE COMPETITION THAT REALLY MATTERS: India and China Will ‘Race to the Top’ Unless U.S. Focuses on Education Policy, New Report Finds ArticleOctober 15, 2012
Compared to India and China, the United States lacks leadership and direction on education policy, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for the Next Generation.
With the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics right around the corner, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, “jetted” off to London to provide coverage of the competition.
GLOBALLY CHALLENGED: Individual U.S. States’ Proficiency Rates Vary Dramatically When Compared With Other Countries ArticleOctober 04, 2011
A recently released report details how individual U.S. states compare to countries around the world in student math and reading proficiency.
INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT: United States Continues Slide in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Index ArticleSeptember 19, 2011
The United States fell from number two to number four in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest Global Competitive Index (GCI).
ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW CENTER FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL DIGITAL LEARNING AND POLICY: Center’s Work in Digital Learning to Be Integrated into All Alliance Policy Areas ArticleSeptember 06, 2011
Last month, the Alliance for Excellent Education announced the creation of the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy (the Center).