What Is the United States Doing Wrong When It Comes to Developing Effective School Principals? Blog PostNovember 02, 2017
Eleven states will receive flexibility under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in exchange for their commitment to raise standards, improve accountability, and undertake essential reforms to improve teacher effectiveness.
Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment Report/Fact SheetSeptember 15, 2011
Although some progress has been made in improving the writing achievement of students in American schools, most students do not write well enough to meet grade-level demands.
A TIME FOR DEEPER LEARNING: New Alliance Brief Says Deeper Learning Is Imperative for All Students ArticleMay 31, 2011
Policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels should support the concepts of “deeper learning” to help all students meet higher expectations and be prepared for college and a career,
SAVE THE DATES: Upcoming Alliance Webinars on Homeless Students, MetLife Teacher Survey, and International Education Lessons ArticleMarch 22, 2011
Over the next week, the Alliance for Excellent Education will hold three interactive webinars.
TEACHER AND LEADER EFFECTIVENESS: New Alliance Report Outlines International Lessons from Finland, Ontario, and Singapore ArticleMarch 22, 2011
High-performing education systems around the world provide valuable lessons for the United States as policymakers and educators seek to develop systems to improve teacher and school leader effectiveness in this country.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in High-Performing Education Systems Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2011
This report examines lessons from these high-performing systems that the United States can apply, and provides detailed descriptions of the policies from each system.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from High-Performing Education Systems Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2011
The issue of teacher effectiveness has risen rapidly to the top of the education policy agenda, and the federal government and states are considering bold steps to improve teacher and leader effectiveness.
Transforming High Schools: Performance Systems for Powerful Teaching Report/Fact SheetFebruary 08, 2011
This brief provides several recommendations for federal and state policymakers to support educator development in high schools.
Meeting the Challenge: The Role of School Leaders in Turning Around the Lowest-Performing High Schools Report/Fact SheetJanuary 28, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains.