THE ROLE OF INDUCTION: Teachers Need Increased Support as Schools Aim to Graduate More Students College and Career Ready, New Alliance Policy Brief Finds ArticleOctober 04, 2011
School systems must provide greater support and sustained mentoring for teachers, especially those new to the profession, in order for students to graduate ready for college and a career, according to a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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).
IMPROVING LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NORWAY: OECD Report Offers Lessons for All Nations to Improve Student Performance in Middle Grades ArticleJuly 11, 2011
A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) offers advice for improving student performance in the middle grades based on the challenges it observed in Norway and other countries.
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SENATORS INTRODUCE SECONDARY SCHOOL REFORM ACT: Legislation Targets Low-Performing High Schools and the Middle Schools that Feed Into Them ArticleJuly 11, 2011
On June 30, Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Herb Kohl (D-WI) introduced the Secondary School Reform Act.
A STRONGER NATION THROUGH HIGHER EDUCATION: A Call to the Nation to Vastly Improve College Attainment Rates ArticleOctober 18, 2010
Two years ago, the Lumina Foundation for Education (Lumina) called for the United States to increase higher education attainment rates to 60 percent by the year 2025.
NEW ALLIANCE BRIEF CALLS FOR GREATER FEDERAL ROLE TO CONFRONT LITERACY CRISIS IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS ArticleSeptember 20, 2010
Without a consistent commitment to delivering comprehensive reading and writing instruction throughout the pre-K–12 grade span, many low-income students and students of color will remain sidelined from full participation in the modern workplace, warns a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
CALL FOR ACTION: Strengthening Teacher Human Capital System Is Key to Graduating All Students Prepared for College and Careers, Says Alliance Brief ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
This is a critical time for expanding the current discussion on teacher evaluation systems beyond simply focusing on identifying “good” and “bad” teachers for purposes of reward or dismissal, according to Call for Action: Transforming Teaching and Learning to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers, a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSES EDUCATION FUNDING BILL: Bill Would Target 40 Percent of School Improvement Grants to Secondary Schools ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
On July 29, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an appropriations bill that would provide the U.S. Department of Education with $48.8 billion in discretionary funding for Fiscal Year 2011.
ESEA, RIGHT AWAY!: Voters Want Federal Action on High School Reform, According to New National Poll ArticleJuly 26, 2010
Improving the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a voting issue for over eight in ten voters, according to a new bipartisan national poll from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
ESEA REAUTHORIZATION SHIFTS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS: Senate HELP Committee Examines Challenges Facing Secondary Schools and How ESEA Reauthorization Can Help ArticleMay 07, 2010
On May 4, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held the latest in its series of hearings on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).