On January 5, the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar featuring representatives from two states that have created literacy plans to meet students’ needs from birth through grade twelve.
THE DIGITAL LEARNING IMPERATIVE: New Alliance Report Shows How Digital Learning Connects Technology and Teaching to Meet Today’s Educational Challenges ArticleJanuary 09, 2012
Digital learning can connect middle and high school students with better teaching and learning experiences while also addressing three major challenges facing the nation’s education system—access to good teaching, tight budgets, and boosting student achievement.
A NEW MISSION FOR THE MIDDLE GRADES: New Report Encourages Focus on Middles Schools for Postsecondary Preparedness ArticleDecember 12, 2011
Middle schools in the South need to forge a new mission of preparing students for more rigorous high school course work and ultimately college and technical training, according to a new report from the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB’s) Middle Grades Commission.
SENATE COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON LEGISLATION TO REWRITE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND: Senators Harkin and Enzi Outline Pros, Cons of Legislation ArticleNovember 14, 2011
On November 8, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on a bill it recently passed to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
On October 20, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed a bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), by a bipartisan vote of 15 to 7.
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.