The executive director of the Federation for Community Planning, John Begala, recently wrote that education should be the top urban priority at the national, state and local levels.
Last year, Congress gave a large increase in funding-from $8.7 billion to $10.4 billion-for Title I in order to help states meet the higher standards mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act.
A recent national focus on reading has placed a greater importance on adolescent literacy.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Education's town meeting focused on how communities across the nation can work to ensure that all high school students possess the academic and technical skills necessary to transition successfully to college and enter meaningful careers.
Secondary School Improvement
Alliance At Work ArticleNovember 19, 2001
Recently, the Alliance was represented at the release of a new report by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, in partnership with Collaborative Communications Group, called "Leading Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do."