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Webinar Examines How Schools and Districts Can Leverage Time Beyond School to Accelerate Student Achievement Article

April 30, 2012

On April 19, the Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America held a webinar, “Leveraging the Time Beyond School to Accelerate Student Achievement,” that examined how student achievement can be improved and accelerated when schools and districts rethink and reconfigure what happens during and beyond the traditional six-hour school day.

TRANSFORMING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: Obama Administration Releases Blueprint to Make Career and Technical Education More Rigorous, Relevant, and Results Driven Article

April 30, 2012

On April 19, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the Obama administration’s blueprint to transform career and technical education (CTE) by reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (Perkins) Act of 2006.

SIG-NIFICANT FUNDING, SIG-NIFICIANT IMPROVEMENT?: U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Reports “Very Encouraging Signs” Based on Initial Data; Outside Analyses Find School Improvement Grants Program a “Work in Progress” Article

April 16, 2012

Over the last few weeks, the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, which targets the nation’s lowest-performing schools, has been in the spotlight as the initial pieces of data on the program’s results start to emerge.

IT TAKES A WHOLE SOCIETY: New Report Says High School Years Should Blend Academic and Applied Learning, Provide Students with Window to Outside World Article

April 02, 2012

The high school system currently in place only offers standard, textbook-learning environments that are not conducive to the multifaceted workforce and postsecondary educational field that is developing today, according to a new report from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF), a New England-based organization dedicated to student-centered learning in high schools.

CONFRONTING THE CRISIS: New Alliance Report Offers Solutions for Nation’s Literacy Crisis Article

April 02, 2012

More than 60 percent of twelfth-grade students leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college and a career, seriously constraining their future employment options and restricting national and state economies, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

MARKED IMPROVEMENT: New York City’s Small High Schools of Choice Boost Graduation Rates by 8.6 Percentage Points, MDRC Analysis Finds Article

March 05, 2012

A new report from MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research firm, finds that small public high schools of choice in New York City narrow the educational attainment gap; markedly improve graduation prospects, particularly for disadvantaged students; and boost students’ college readiness in English.

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