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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 03, 2010 09:18 pm

How One West Virginia High School is Successfully Preparing Its Students for Life in the Modern World

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August 03, 2010 09:18 pm
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As a West Virginia native it is always good to go back home and see something positive going on in my home state. I recently had the chance to do just that when I visited Shady Spring High School, which is located in Raleigh County, West Virginia. The Alliance conducted the visit in conjunction with a team from College Summit, which partners with Shady Spring High School, as well as other schools, districts, and colleges around the country, to develop a sustainable model for raising college enrollment rates community-wide. The joint visit to the school was to learn about the challenges that rural schools face and see how Shady Spring is successfully meeting those challenges. To see video from the site visit, click on any of the images below.

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Posted: August 03, 2010 04:42 pm

Morning Announcements: August 3, 2010

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August 03, 2010 04:42 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsYesterday California and Colorado adopted the common core state standards, just in time before the Race to the Top deadline to adopt standards passed (see page 7 of the scoring rubric).

In Ohio, parents look to e-schools for an alternative education for their children. To learn more about the benefits of online learning, read the Alliance’s paper, The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education.

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Posted: August 02, 2010 03:34 pm

Morning Announcements: August 2, 2010

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August 02, 2010 03:34 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsAccording to The Detroit News editorial board, “The Race to the Top competition ended in disappointment for the state, but it should not be the end of the reform commitment”. The state Department of Education is on board and was quoted in the editorial saying, “The state is still committed to implementing the education reforms.”

The Council of Chief State School Officers and the Association of Test Publishers jointly release a best-practices guide for improving state assessment procedures, according to Education Week.

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Posted: July 29, 2010 03:37 pm

Morning Announcements: July 29, 2010

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July 29, 2010 03:37 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsThe Boston Globe editorial staff questions some change-ups in the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

A The Denver Post editorial speculates on Race to the Top winners and writes that Colorado, “is on strong footing to be one of the dozen or so states that walk away with cash in September.”

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Posted: July 28, 2010 09:30 pm

Alliance President Bob Wise on “Focus Washington” Discussing National Poll on Education

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July 28, 2010 09:30 pm
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FocusWashington_PollEarlier this month, Alliance President Bob Wise appeared on “Focus Washington” to discuss the results from the Alliance’s poll on voter attitudes heading into the 2010 congressional elections.

During the program, Wise discussed the crowded congressional calendar, but stressed that the American public wants Congress to improve the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.

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Posted: July 28, 2010 04:15 pm

Morning Announcements: July 28, 2010

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July 28, 2010 04:15 pm
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A flurry of stories today on state’s reactions to the announcement of the Race to the Top finalists. The Christian Science Monitor points out that, “Perhaps the biggest surprise on that list is Arizona, which, in Round 1 of the competition, finished 40th out of 41 applicants.”

After Michigan failed to make the cut, teacher union leaders wonder if the state should repeal some of the education reforms that were a part of the Race to the Top application.

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Posted: July 27, 2010 08:27 pm

19 Finalists Announced in the Second Round of Race to the Top

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July 27, 2010 08:27 pm
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Secretary_Duncan - July 27 2010In a speech at the National Press Club this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that nineteen finalists remain to compete for the $3.4 billion available in the second round of the Race to the Top program. A total of thirty-five states and the District of Columbia applied for the second round of the competition and the winners are expected to be announced in September.

The finalists include Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

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Posted: July 27, 2010 05:55 pm

Morning Announcements: July 27, 2010

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July 27, 2010 05:55 pm
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MorningThe Department of Education announced today that 19 states have been named finalists for more than $3 billion available in the second round of funding in the Race to the Top program. The 19 finalists are: Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

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