As the nation's schoolchildren head back to school and school districts begin to implement the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, one thing is very clear-six million students in our nation's middle schools and high schools are in serious danger of being left behind.
Every Child a Graduate: A Framework for an Excellent Education for all Middle and High School Students Report/Fact SheetSeptember 13, 2002
In 2002, the Alliance for Excellent Education published Every Child a Graduate, one of the first nationally focused efforts to draw attention to the problems in many of the country’s middle and high schools, and to encourage federal—as well as state and local—policy reform designed to improve student achievement and attainment.
SCIENTIFICALLY BASED RESEARCH FINDS A HOME: Department Awards “What Works Clearinghouse” Contract ArticleSeptember 09, 2002
The U.S. Department of Education's search for a contractor for its What Works Clearinghouse has finally come to a close.
On Sept. 5, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) announced the introduction of The Student Bill of Rights Act of 2002.
Last week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee unanimously passed a new discretionary loan-forgiveness program that would provide up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for qualified teachers who teach five years in a Title I school.
In addition to the new mandates of No Child Left Behind, West Clermont School District in Cincinnati, Ohio is converting both of its large high schools into five smaller schools within schools.
WELCOME BACK: Record Numbers of Students and New Federal Regulations Await Teachers and Administrators in New School Year ArticleSeptember 09, 2002
For the seventh consecutive year, record numbers of students are expected to enroll in public and private elementary and secondary schools this fall.
According to a new report, deteriorating fiscal conditions are forcing states to make very difficult spending decisions.
The Alliance for Excellent Education recently announced the appointment of Cynthia Harlow Sadler as director of external relations and Scott Joftus as director of public policy.
CONGRESS CONTINUES TO ADD BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO LAST YEAR’S BUDGET: Stage Set for Appropriations Fight this Year ArticleJuly 29, 2002
Last week, Congress passed the fiscal 2002 supplemental spending bill, ending a tumultuous several weeks of spending standoffs between Congress and President Bush that many observers believe will pale in comparison to the upcoming showdown during the next appropriations debate.