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August 18, 2017 09:12 am
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Condemning Racism and Bigotry While Using Charlottesville as a Teachable Moment: Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Others

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The Alliance for Excellent Education filmed a special edition of Federal Flash that condemns the actions by white supremacists in Charlottesville and urges parents, teachers, and others to talk about Charlottesville in their homes, classrooms, and communities. This blog post includes the video, a transcript of the video, as well as a series of resources that individuals can use to help start conversations about the nation’s dark history with slavery, the dangerous white supremacy movement, and the importance of equity, inclusion, and diversity in America.

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Posted: April 07, 2017 01:21 pm

Why A High School Diploma Alone No Longer Guarantees Career Success

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April 07, 2017 01:21 pm
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Students in the United States are graduating from high school and completing college at the highest rates in decades. On the surface, these growing education levels seem to offer reason to celebrate. But a closer look reveals a widening income and employment gap between high school graduates and their peers who pursue and complete postsecondary education.

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Posted: April 06, 2017 02:16 pm

Access to Arts Education: An Overlooked Tool for Social-Emotional Learning and Positive School Climate

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April 06, 2017 02:16 pm
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The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reaffirmed the status of arts classes as “core academic subjects” alongside English, math, social studies, science, and other content areas.

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Posted: March 17, 2017 02:38 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: More Students Are Accessing Deeper Learning Opportunities

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March 17, 2017 02:38 pm
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According to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress, more students are engaging in deeper learning opportunities under the Common Core State Standards. Students are also increasingly engaging in learning activities that help to prepare them to succeed in college and the workplace.

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Posted: March 13, 2017 12:00 pm

Personalized Learning Empowers Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning

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March 13, 2017 12:00 pm
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Riverside, California, has a reputation for forward thinking and has received national recognition for its use of technology. So, it is not surprising that a community that calls itself “the city of arts and innovation” has adopted a pioneering approach to classroom instruction.

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Posted: March 09, 2017 03:28 pm

U.S. Senate Votes to Repeal Education Accountability Rules Issued by Obama Administration Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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March 09, 2017 03:28 pm
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Today, the U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to repeal important accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that were issued by the Obama administration. U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio was the only Republican who voted against the measure, joining all 46 Democrats and two Independents in opposing it.

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Posted: March 07, 2017 02:03 pm

Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Continue Reporting Key Educational Equity Data

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March 07, 2017 02:03 pm
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Civil Rights groups showed an outpouring of support last week for the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), a mandatory biennial survey of schools that measures key equity indicators, such as disproportionate discipline practices and inequitable access to rigorous coursework.

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Posted: March 03, 2017 02:30 pm

Leading for Literacy: Creating a Culture of Literacy in Schools

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March 03, 2017 02:30 pm
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The following blog post was written by Ruth Schoenbach and Cynthia Greenleaf, co-directors of the WestEd Strategic Literacy Initiative. The opinions expressed in this blog post are theirs and should not be taken to represent the Alliance for Excellent Education.

The majority of our middle and high school students struggle to read and understand complex texts. This has consequences that reverberate far beyond the classroom. Poor literacy skills not only add to students dropping out of school or graduating from high school unprepared for the demands of college and work, they also diminish the ability of citizens to evaluate information critically, affecting many aspects of civic life including our very democracy.

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