Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning Report/Fact SheetMay 31, 2012
Preparing all students to succeed in today’s increasingly global economy and complex world requires a shift from a teacher-centric culture to learner-centered instruction. This report examines the characteristics of learner-centered instruction and the support that educators and schools will require to make such an approach work. It argues that a learner-centered approach will not succeed without a cultural shift throughout the education system that includes maximizing the potential of digital learning to meet students’ needs.
The Digital Learning Imperative: How Technology and Teaching Meet Today’s Education Challenges Report/Fact SheetJanuary 04, 2012
This report outlines how 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.
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.
The Impact of Education on: Poverty & Homelessness Report/Fact SheetNovember 01, 2003
Six million students throughout America are currently at risk of dropping out of school.
With states collectively facing the worst budget crisis since World War II, most state officials think they're facing the worst of times.