DIGITAL LEARNING MEETS DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: Alliance for Excellent Education Accepting Public Feedback on New Digital Learning Draft State Legislation ArticleAugust 06, 2012
On August 1, the Alliance for Excellent Education began an unprecedented digital process asking the American public to participate in developing major new state legislation designed to make digital learning and educational technology available to all students around the country.
MAPPING A PERSONALIZED LEARNING JOURNEY: New Report Links Students’ Interest in STEM to Technology in Classroom ArticleMay 14, 2012
A survey of students and educators finds children are more likely to have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields when their classroom’s instructional model incorporates personalized learning strategies, digital technology, and social media.
SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY: Alliance Report Offers Federal Recommendations on Digital Learning and Technology ArticleSeptember 06, 2011
Drawing upon promising educational practices already underway in several states, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education connects how federal efforts can enable states, districts, and schools to maximize technology and digital learning to improve student outcomes.
On December 7, the Alliance for Excellent Education, Asia Society, Committee for Economic Development, Council of Chief State School Officers, and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices cohosted a live webcast featuring Andreas Schleicher, head of indicators and analysis division for OECD’s Directorate of Education.
COMING DECEMBER 17: One-on-One Opportunity to Ask Questions of the OECD’s Andreas Schleicher ArticleDecember 13, 2010
On December 17, Andreas Schleicher will join Alliance President Bob Wise for a one-on-one Q&A on the PISA results and lessons learned from the world’s highest performers.
WINNING BY DEGREES: New Report Examines How to Improve College Degree Attainment Rates at U.S. Higher Education Institutions ArticleNovember 29, 2010
To reach the goal of producing one million more college graduates a year without increasing public funding, U.S. higher education institutions would need to improve their degree completion productivity by an average of 23 percent according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is now accepting proposals for an online forum it will host highlighting successful practices in middle and high school education with online/blended learning and technology.
PREPARE AND INSPIRE: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Offers Recommendations on Improving K–12 STEM Education ArticleOctober 04, 2010
A new report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) argues that the nation must inspire all students to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and motivate many of these students to pursue STEM careers in order to ensure that America is a leader in STEM education in the coming decades.
FROM GATHERING STORM TO CATEGORY 5: Five Years After Rising Above the Gathering Storm, U.S. Competitive Position Has Declined Further, Report Finds ArticleOctober 04, 2010
Despite efforts made by those in government and the private sector, the outlook for America’s ability to compete for quality jobs has further deteriorated over the last five years and, absent a sustained investment in education and basic research, the United States could continue to slip further.
GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS REPORT: United States’s Slide Continues in Annual Ranking; Falls to Number Four ArticleSeptember 20, 2010
The United States fell two places to number four in the World Economic Forum (WEF) global competitiveness rankings released in a report earlier this month. Last year, after several years at the top of the rankings, the United States fell to second place behind Switzerland.