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All4Ed Starts Major Initiative to Ensure Science of Adolescent Learning Drives Critical Secondary Education Decisions

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This week we released a report that is the start of a major initiative for the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) to ensure that critical education decisions are driven by science. Working with colleagues, I authored Synapses, Students, and Synergies: Applying the Science of Adolescent Learning to Policy and Practice to point out the major opportunities that exist in the next few years and also urge new ways to work together to maximize impact.

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Posted: September 29, 2010 05:46 pm

Paving the Rural Road to High School Success

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September 29, 2010 05:46 pm
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RuralRoadOn September 23, the Federal Communications Commission approved an overhaul of the $2.25 billion E-Rate program—which offers discounted telephone and internet services for eligible schools and public libraries—to give schools more options for faster internet connection and service, allow for community internet service, and begin pilot programs for mobile learning devices, like digital textbooks. According to the New York Times, the program mostly serves schools in poor and rural communities.

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Posted: September 29, 2010 03:55 pm

Morning Announcements: September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010 03:55 pm
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The St. Louis Dispatch writes about the inaugural class of the Ozarks Teacher Corps, a group of southwest Missouri teachers in training who receive $4,000 annual scholarships in exchange for a three-year commitment to work in rural school districts after graduation.

The director of the Public Education Research Institute at Queens University of Charlotte describes how reducing dropouts would provide an economic stimulus in an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer.Morning_Announcements

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to use new methods to evaluate and pay the state’s public school teachers, according to the Associated Press.

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Posted: September 28, 2010 10:15 pm

Education Nation Videos

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September 28, 2010 10:15 pm
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Below are a few more videos from today’s NBC News Education Nation coverage including a “Morning Joe” segment on the high school dropout crises with Colin and Alma Powell, an interview with Rep. George Miller on the future of No Child Left Behind, and an explanation of the how the Education Nation Scorecard tool works by Director of Education at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vicki Phillips.

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Posted: September 28, 2010 07:24 pm

Ask the Expert: Ace Parsi

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September 28, 2010 07:24 pm
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Last week, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced the Linked Learning Pathways Affording College and Career Success Act, which would combine rigorous college preparation with workplace experience in an effort to improve student engagement, academic achievement, and success after high school. To learn more about the bill, click here.

Ace Parsi, policy and advocacy assistant at the Alliance for Excellent Education, has been working on this issue and we recently interviewed him to learn more about the Linked Learning effort. Do you have a question about the initiative? Simply, type it in the comments section below and Ace will do his best to respond.

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Posted: September 28, 2010 02:56 pm

Reflect and Renew: Retooling for the New Education Marketplace

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September 28, 2010 02:56 pm
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This week, hundreds of education technology entrepreneurs are gathering in Boston, to “Reflect and Renew” on the “Retooling of the New Education Marketplace”– the theme for this year’s EdNET Conference. This theme is quite fitting, given the current economic situation we are facing as a nation, as an industry, and as individuals.

EdNetLogoWhat will define this country in the years to come is how we choose to “Retool,” the way we have operated in the past; and “Re-Prioritize” our goals moving forward.

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Posted: September 27, 2010 09:22 pm

NBC Kicks-Of Education Nation

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September 27, 2010 09:22 pm
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Yesterday, NBC kicked-off Education Nation, a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America. According to the web site, the goal of the program is “to engage the public, through thoughtful dialogue, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to pursue the best education in the world”

At the station’s New York City headquarters, Rockefeller Plaza will be transformed into a “Learning Plaza” where the public can “explore America’s educational ecosystem” and learn more about how their local schools are performing. NBC will also be highlighting education stories across their various programs including on “Nightly News”, the “Today” show, “Meet the Press”, etc.

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Posted: September 27, 2010 07:30 pm

Is the concern over the crisis in American education overblown?

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September 27, 2010 07:30 pm
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NewYorkerLogoIn the September 27, 2010 issue of The New Yorker, Nicholas Lemann, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, suggests that the rhetoric surrounding school reform overstates the problem. Taking the long view, Lemann notes that American education is a remarkable success story. He writes:

One hundred years ago, eight and a half percent of American seventeen-year-olds had a high school degree, and two percent of twenty-three-year-olds had a college degree. Now, on any given weekday morning, you will find something like fifty million Americans, about a sixth of the population, sitting under the roof of a public school building, and twenty million more are students or on the faculty or the staff of an institution of higher learning. Education is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution; the creation of the world’s first system of universal public education—from kindergarten through high school—and of mass higher education is one of the great achievements of American democracy.

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Posted: September 27, 2010 04:45 pm

Policy, Pressure, Politics Could Lead to Education Reform in 2011, Says Wise

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September 27, 2010 04:45 pm
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nj_expert_education[1]This week, the National Journal Education Experts blog looks ahead to after the 2010 congressional elections and asks its experts about the chances for education reform in 2011. Noting that Republicans “almost certainly will see their numbers improve in Congress next year,” it asks how would a Republican-controlled House or Senate change the debate around education? Would a divided government make it more or less likely that lawmakers could hammer out major education legislation (such as Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization)? Would education get more or less attention under a Republican-controlled House or Senate than it would under Democrats?

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