EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT: New Report Focuses on Educational Challenges in the Arab World, Finds Similarities to U.S., but Recommends Vastly Different Solutions ArticleMay 02, 2011
Over the last two months, the Alliance for Excellent Education has released national, state, and metro area data showing the economic impact of cutting the high school dropout rate in half in the United States.
THE FISCAL SURVEY OF STATES: Despite Small Increases in State Revenues, Most States Still Facing Significant Budget Gaps, Report Finds ArticleDecember 13, 2010
After going through two of the most challenging years since the Great Depression, state budgets should see a slight improvement in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 as revenues are expected to grow slightly, according to a new report from the National Governors Association (NGA) and National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO).
WHEN CARS FLY?: Report Projects State Revenues to Recover in 2014 or 2015, Recessionary Effects on State Budgets to Last Until Late in Next Decade ArticleNovember 23, 2009
In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and "Doc" Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) use their time-traveling DeLorean to travel to 2015 in an effort to save McFly's kids from ruin.
ARKANSAS TAKES A LOOK AT ADEQUACY: Study Finds $838 Million Needed to Provide an Adequate Education ArticleDecember 10, 2003
According to a new costing-out study, Arkansas needs to spend an additional $848.3 million to provide an adequate education for its K-12 students
LITERACY, ADEQUACY, AND EQUITY: Alliance Hosts First Annual Invitational Conference on American High School Policy ArticleNovember 19, 2003
Far too many of our nation's middle and high school students are in trouble. A quarter of them read considerably below grade level. Thirty percent of them drop out of school before graduation.
STATES REPORT NUMBER OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS: State Officials Admit Guesswork in Reporting Data ArticleNovember 03, 2003
In September, 33 states reported that over 75 percent of their core classes were being taught by "highly qualified" teachers as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act.
With states collectively facing the worst budget crisis since World War II, most state officials think they're facing the worst of times.
With thousands of schools "needing improvement" nationwide, parents, teachers, and citizens around the country are beginning to realize the implications of the No Child Left Behind Act.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE: Paige Offers Strong Rhetoric, But No New Initiatives ArticleOctober 20, 2003
Unless improvements are made, American students will not be competitive with students in other countries, dooming future generations to less opportunity, greater levels of poverty, and further disparities in health status.
D.C. VOUCHER PROGRAM APPEARS LIKELY: Congressional Republican Leaders Roll Measure into Omnibus Bill ArticleOctober 10, 2003
A private-school voucher program for District of Columbia students was all but guaranteed when members of the Republican leadership decided to roll the $13 million program into the fiscal 2004 omnibus bill