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Can two conferences held thirty-five miles apart indicate that a personalized learning movement is growing, especially if they take place in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley? And is there a common message when talking to wide-ranging audiences of teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, cutting-edge educators, and district leaders who must confront constant challenges of running a district while envisioning the future of learning?

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Posted: August 16, 2010 03:21 pm

Morning Announcements: August 16, 2010

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August 16, 2010 03:21 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsThe 2010 New York City tests results reveals that progress in closing the racial achievement gap is not as significant as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and school chancellor Joel Klein reported in 2008, according to the New York Times.

Michigan taxpayers could save $612 million a year by reshaping or consolidating public schools along county lines, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University’s Education Policy Center

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Posted: August 12, 2010 06:19 pm

The Richer Life (Or Why Congress Should Pass the Child Nutrition Act)

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August 12, 2010 06:19 pm
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We as Americans have always wanted more for our children:  more money, more opportunities, bigger cars, bigger houses, andThe Richer Life Students_on_Track even more food.  We want a better life or perhaps, a bigger life than what we had.  But is bigger always better?  With the current recession, we have been forced to scale back and take a hard look at the consequences of our “bigger is better” attitude—including food. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one third of our children are overweight or obese—an epidemic.  That translates to 23 million children and adolescents.  When analyzing the current trends, the childhood obesity rate fares to continue growing.

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Posted: August 12, 2010 04:46 pm

Morning Announcements: August 12, 2010

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August 12, 2010 04:46 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsIn order to prevent high school dropouts, Michigan has develops a new database that tracks high school performance indicators such as attendance, behavior and class work.

States are considering how they will spend their part of the $26 billion job saving measure that President Obama signed into law yesterday. See what is happening in: Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota,

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Posted: August 10, 2010 04:12 pm

Morning Announcements: August 10, 2010

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August 10, 2010 04:12 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsThe New York Times looks into the dozens of companies that are taking advantage of the administration’s priorities to overturn failing schools and are establishing themselves as “school turnaround experts” to compete for part of the business.

For the first time, the New York City Department of Education is sending detailed reports to all of its high schools with information on how many of its students required remedial classes and numbers and how many stayed enrolled after the first semester.

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Posted: August 09, 2010 06:25 pm

Voters want education reform now

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August 09, 2010 06:25 pm
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Bob Wise Headshot_1_2 - Welcome to the allianceIn this volatile political season, every new poll threatens congressional incumbents with mounting public discontent. The conventional wisdom is that that the economy and jobs are the top issues on every voter’s mind this fall. But, as a national poll of 1000 registered voters revealed last week, paying attention this year to education—and high schools in particular—is one way to appeal to voters of all political stripes and colors.

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Posted: August 09, 2010 03:54 pm

Morning Announcements: August 9, 2010

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August 09, 2010 03:54 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsPresident Obama will revisit his goal for America to lead the world in college graduation rates by 2020 in a speech to the University of Texas today, according to the New York Times.

Utah becomes the 36th state to adopt the common core state standards, reports the Daily Herald. And an article in today’s Boston Globe highlights the key things to know about implementation of the standards in Massachusetts.

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Posted: August 06, 2010 04:12 pm

Morning Announcements: August 6, 2010

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August 06, 2010 04:12 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsAn Education Week article takes a look at the challenges facing rural schools and communities. In the story, the research director for Rural School and Community Trust is quoted as saying, “Rural schools, on average, face higher concentrations of the challenges that make schools more difficult to staff than do their counterparts in other locales.”

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Posted: August 05, 2010 08:51 pm

Webinar: An Update on Federal Education Spending

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August 05, 2010 08:51 pm
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Webinar062910During a July 29 webinar, Alliance President Bob Wise gave a short overview of the federal education budget, as well as the process by which the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives allocate funding to the U.S. Department of Education. He  discussed President Obama’s proposed 7.5 percent increase in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education and the reaction it received from members of Congress who set funding levels for individual education programs. Wise also outlined funding levels for Title I, IDEA, and other education programs and reviewed federal funding that’s available to middle and high schools. To watch the webinar, click on the image to the left. To watch previous webinars from this series, click here.

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Posted: August 05, 2010 03:59 pm

Morning Announcements: August 5, 2010

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August 05, 2010 03:59 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsYesterday the U.S. Senate cleared the way for a $26-billion aid package for cash-strapped states; $10 billion would go towards retaining teachers while $16 billion would help states close budget deficits, the New York Times reports.

The U.S. Department of Education announced yesterday that 49 districts, schools, and nonprofits won a total of $650 million in Investing in Innovation (I3) grants. Education Week reports that the winners will focus their work in 250 different project locations spanning 42 states plus the District of Columbia, and 37 percent say they intend to serve rural school districts.

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