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.
Bush and Wise Convene Digital Learning Council to Develop Principles and Policies for Integrating Innovations in Technology into Public Education ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
On August 18, Jeb Bush, governor of Florida from 1999–2007, and Bob Wise, governor of West Virginia from 2001–2005, launched the Digital Learning Council to identify policies that will integrate current and future technological innovations into public education.
Currently, K–12 education in the United States is dealing with three major crises, each of which on its own is capable of wreaking havoc on schools and communities around the nation, but together are an all-out perfect storm.
Raytheon Company Develops Simulator to Help Policymakers Identify Policies that Could Boost STEM Graduates ArticleJuly 13, 2009
In an effort to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates in the United States, Raytheon Company developed a simulation and modeling tool that will allow policymakers, educators, and researchers explore policy scenarios that could strengthen STEM education and workforce outcomes.
Meaningful Measurement: The Role of Assessments in Improving High School Education in the Twenty-First Century Report/Fact SheetApril 16, 2009
As the nation embraces the goal of graduating all students college and career ready, there is a growing movement to realign standards, assessments, and accountability systems to that goal.
OVER 194,000 STUDENTS SPEAK OUT DURING “SPEAK UP DAY”: Results from Student Survey to Help Shape U.S. Department of Education Technology Plan ArticleNovember 03, 2003
As of October 31, more than 194,256 students, with participation in every state, shared their ideas about using technology and the Internet in the classroom.
SPEAK UP DAY: Online Event Allows Students to Share Thoughts and Ideas on Technology in Schools ArticleOctober 06, 2003
What do students think about using technology and the Internet in schools?