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Gov. Bob Wise Comments on the OECD Test for Schools Press Release

April 04, 2013

Released this morning, a new report from America Achieves compares the performance of individual U.S. high schools in math and science to the world’s highest-performing nations based on a new test involving 105 American high schools known as the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Test for Schools (based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)). In response, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, made the following statement.

High school graduation rate inches up In the News

January 22, 2013

The U.S. public high-school graduation rate climbed to a 35-year high in 2010, according to new federal data, although U.S. high-school students are still struggling to keep up with their international peers ... "The country has finally woken up to the dropout crisis and what it really means to the individual and to the economy," said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a nonprofit that advocates for polices to help improve high schools, such as more-rigorous curricula. "The best economic stimulus package is a diploma."

Laysha Ward: Education and business: Ideas for a brighter future In the News

December 22, 2012

If we used the same metrics in education that we do in business, the U.S. system would get an F when it comes to ROI. At $1.3 trillion a year, America is spending more on education than any country in the world — yet we rank 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading ... According to an estimate from the Alliance for Excellent Education, if that trend continues, over the next decade we will lose 13 million students at a lifetime cost in lost wages of more than $3 trillion.

AT&T announces $250 million nationwide expansion of education commitment through Aspire In the News

June 12, 2012

As access to skilled workers becomes increasingly vital to the U.S. economy, AT&T has launched a quarter-billion-dollar campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college, and to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition. ... According to a March 19, 2012, report by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education, Kansas has seen a 3.1 percentage increase in 2009 graduation rates, compared with data from 2002.

Social Innovation to Increase Graduations, Boost Workplace Readiness In the News

March 21, 2012

As access to skilled workers becomes increasingly vital to the U.S. economy, AT&T is launching a quarter-billion-dollar campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college, and to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition...The Washington, D.C., event convened by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and the Alliance for Excellent Education brings together nearly 1,200 U.S. leaders to discuss progress and challenges in ending the high school dropout crisis.

Education the key to economic progress In the News

December 15, 2011

Alarmed by China’s rise as a global economic power, some U.S. politicians believe that China’s next move might be to bulk up its military...A new economic analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education shows that reducing the dropout rate by one-half and ensuring that those “new graduates”meet national goals for postsecondary attainment creates new jobs, increases earnings for individuals, and boosts tax revenues.

New Report Outlines International Lessons for Improving Teacher Effectiveness: Case Studies From Finland, Ontario, And Singapore Press Release

March 16, 2011

High-performing education systems around the world provide valuable lessons for the United States as policymakers and educators seek to develop systems to improve teacher and school leader effectiveness in this country, concludes a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).

Gov. Bob Wise Comments on 2009 PISA Results Press Release

December 07, 2010

Reacting to today’s release of American students’ performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia made the following statement.

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National Groups Cohost Briefing on 2009 PISA Results: World-Class Education for Global Competitiveness Press Release

December 07, 2010

The results of the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) were released this morning by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), showing that 15-year-old students in the United States continue to rank at average or below average in international comparisons of reading, math, and science.

International Study Shows Clear Evidence of Economic Benefits of Educational Improvement Press Release

January 25, 2010

Relatively small improvements in students’ educational performance can have large impacts on a nation’s future economic well-being, according to a new international study released today from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). The study uses economic modeling to show that even modest and achievable gains in student learning yield large increases in Gross Domestic Product over the long run.

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