In its new report, Every Child a Graduate, the Alliance for Excellent Education calls for the implementation of four recommendations to boost student performance in middle and high schools. These recommendations, called a Framework for an Excellent Education, include an adolescent literacy initiative, a set of new initiatives to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers in high-need areas, a personalized plan to prepare students for college, and smaller learning communities.
The report will be released at the National Press Club at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24. The presenters will be Susan Frost, Executive Director, and Scott Joftus, Policy Director, Alliance for Excellent Education. Respondents will be Richard W. Riley, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Gerry House President and CEO, Institute for Student Achievement and former school superintendent (Memphis, Tenn. and Chapel Hill, N.C.); and Jane Hannaway, Director, Education Policy Center, Urban Institute.
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