What Is the United States Doing Wrong When It Comes to Developing Effective School Principals? Blog PostNovember 2, 2017
A growing body of research shows that school leadership impacts student learning outcomes almost as significantly as teacher effectiveness. But how can school districts develop highly effective principals?
On March 29, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Delaware and Tennessee won grants in the first phase of the Race to the Top (RTT) competition, a $4.35 billion competitive grant program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that rewards states for undertaking significant K–12 education reforms designed to boost student […]
Cajon Valley Union School District: Changing the Culture of Learning to Empower Students Report/Fact SheetMay 30, 2013
This interactive video profile shows how Cajon Valley Union School District in California has paired digital learning with increased support for teachers and students to improve student outcomes, including tremendous improvement in student achievement, behavior, and engagement. This profile is the second in a series of interactive video profiles demonstrating how leading school districts use digital learning to improve teaching and learning
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, and New Mexico ArticleFebruary 11, 2013
In his state of the state address on January 16, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) set a goal of raising Alaska’s high school graduation rate from under 70 percent—where it stands now—to 90 percent by 2020.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Colorado, Nebraska, Vermont, and Virginia ArticleJanuary 28, 2013
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) expressed pride in the work Colorado has done in improving early childhood education in his state of the state address on January 10.
STRENGTHENING TEACHING AND LEARNING: New Hampshire’s Shift Away From “Seat Time” Offers Lessons for All States, New Alliance Report Finds Article
For a century, most students have advanced from grade to grade based on the number of days they spend in class, but New Hampshire schools have moved from “seat time” and toward “competency-based learning,” which advances students when they have mastered course content.
FOCUS ON PEOPLE: Creating a Data-Driven Culture a Necessary Step for States, Leaders, New DQC Report Finds ArticleNovember 26, 2012
States have made great strides in developing and implementing data systems in their school districts.
STEPPING UP: Alliance Launches Major Effort to Inform School District Leaders About Decisions Affecting the Future of Education Article
While the U.S. Congress must confront crucial economic issues this month, every school, district, and state leader must make critical decisions in the next two years involving digital learning that will shape education for decades, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
The Nation’s Schools Are Stepping Up to Higher Standards Report/Fact SheetNovember 15, 2012
This report identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must systemically address in the next two years and outlines the essential elements for developing a comprehensive digital strategy.
TEACHER ABSENCE AS A LEADING INDICATOR OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: No Substitute for Teacher’s Presence in Classroom, Report Finds ArticleNovember 12, 2012
Schools that serve high percentages of African American and Latino students are more likely to have teacher absences, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.
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