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Want to Implement Personalized Learning? Permission Granted!

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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: June 28, 2010 08:40 pm

New Issue of Straight A’s Spotlights Workforce Challenges of High School Dropouts

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June 28, 2010 08:40 pm
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Straight A’s: Public Education Policy and Progress: Volume 10, No. 13

June 28, 2010
Volume # 10 – Issue # 13

HELP WANTED: New Report Finds Nearly Two Thirds of All Job Openings Will Require Postsecondary Education by 2018: About 63 percent of the 46.8 million job openings created by 2018 will require workers with at least some college education, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Of these job openings, less than 36 percent will require workers to have just a high school diploma or less, finds the report, Help Wanted: Projections of Job and Education Requirements Through 2018.

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Posted: June 28, 2010 02:25 pm

Will Congress Take on Another Ruptured Pipeline?

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June 28, 2010 02:25 pm
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Two months in and still the issue dominating the Obama administration, the Congress, and the media is the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Every day brings new developments, including the potential impact hurricane season could have on the spill and BP creating an immediate $20 billion fund to handle damages. Everyone knows this is only the beginning.

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Posted: June 22, 2010 08:05 pm

Projections of Job and Education Requirements Through 2018

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June 22, 2010 08:05 pm
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projections of jobs - june 22For several years, the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) has been beating the drum on the potential economic gains of a college- and career-ready education and the economic costs resulting from the nation’s high school dropout crisis. Last week, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (the Center) made a similarly powerful case that policymakers, as well as all members of society, should heed.

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Posted: June 16, 2010 06:19 pm

States Pick-Up on the Economic Benefits of Reducing the Dropout Rate

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June 16, 2010 06:19 pm
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On the heels of the release of the Alliance’s study, several major state newspapers are reporting on the economic benefits that their local metropolitan areas could experience if they were to cut their high school dropout rate in half. In a Salt Lake Tribune story, Pam Perlich, a senior research economist at the University of Utah, responded to the study, saying that the Alliance’s research was in line with other research showing that people with higher levels of educational attainment will have better economic outcomes.

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Posted: June 16, 2010 04:16 pm

Video and Audio Now Available from June 15 Webinar on ESEA Reauthorization

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June 16, 2010 04:16 pm
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On June 15, the Alliance held the first of its interactive webinars on what’s happening in Washington, DC on education reform. During the webinar, Alliance President Bob Wise discussed the latest developments on Capitol Hill in regard to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary

Education Act (ESEA), currently known  as No Child Left Behind.

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Posted: June 15, 2010 07:21 pm

A General Motors Moment

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June 15, 2010 07:21 pm
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Bob Wise Headshot_1_2 - Welcome to the allianceI recently spent two days in West Virginia making presentations for the statewide local education fund, the Education Alliance , about the economic return from boosting high school graduation rates and the necessity of having a college- and career-ready standard as the benchmark. To read more about my discussions there, read my guest post on the organization’s new blog .

The previous week, Governor Joe Manchin called the state legislature into special session to take up eight bills designed to strengthen West Virginia’s run at the second round of the Race to the Top (RTT) competition. After a week of legislative wrestling over the usual issues—charter schools, teacher evaluation, performance pay—everyone agreed to call time out, recess for two weeks, and a working group of the main stakeholders, including the unions, are meeting to see what can be resolved.

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