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November 06, 2012 02:35 pm


The newest edition of the Alliance’s bi-weekly e-newsletter, Straight A’s, is live online. Read the full publication here, or continue reading for the highlights.

Are you sporting an “I voted” sticker yet? If not, you still have time! Most polls close between 6-8:00pm. Check your individual polling location for times. And before you go vote, here’s an overview of what the presidential candidates – Barack Obama and Mitt Romney – have said on education.

Americans are torn when it comes to many spending cuts – military, healthcare, etc. – but not when it comes to education. Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that three out of four Americans oppose reducing federal education funding to reduce the debt and deficit.

How can we help English Language Learners (ELLs) achieve college- and career- ready success? That’s the topic of a new Alliance report, “Rethinking Policy and Practice in Support of English Language Learners.” The report identifies ways that we can align teaching ELLs to common core state standards (CCSS) success.

A new study of Texas high school graduates reveals that students who participate in dual enrollment – taking courses in high school that count towards high school graduation and college credit – graduate from institutes of higher education at a higher rate than their peers who do not. The researchers found their results consistent across race and income.

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