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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: March 01, 2017 09:17 am

In Joint Address to Congress, President Trump Calls for Education Bill Funding School Choice for Disadvantaged Youth

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March 01, 2017 09:17 am
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In last night’s speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, President Donald Trump called on Congress to “pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African American and Latino children.”

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Posted: February 16, 2017 01:42 pm

The Best Tool for Personalization Might Be Sitting Right Next to You

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February 16, 2017 01:42 pm
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The following blog post was written by Drew Schrader, director of assessment for New Tech Network (NTN). The opinions expressed in this blog post are Drew’s and should not be taken to represent the Alliance for Excellent Education.

We often assume an awful lot about the 20 percent of students that fall into the highest performing group in conventional instruction and an awful lot more about those that never do. What if a majority of students’ ability to learn at high levels has nothing to do with those assumptions but could be determined at an instructional design level?

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Posted: February 14, 2017 11:20 am

State of the State Addresses: Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Alabama

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February 14, 2017 11:20 am
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In the most recent round of state of the state addresses, the nation’s governors have touted increased spending on education, as well as efforts to better prepare high schools students for college and the workforce, including investments in career and technical education, greater linkages between high schools and employers, and free community college for all. In the post below, we examine education proposals contained in the state of the state addresses from the governors of Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Alabama.

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Posted: February 10, 2017 01:39 pm

Federal Flash: Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary, Plus ESSA Activity in the U.S. House and E-rate at the Federal Communications Commission

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February 10, 2017 01:39 pm
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It’s been quite a week for federal education policy. Betsy DeVos is the new U.S. Secretary of Education and there was important action affecting education in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Federal Communications Commission.

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Posted: February 10, 2017 12:30 pm

State Education Chiefs Have a “Moral Imperative” to Support Education Equity, According to New CCSSO Report

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February 10, 2017 12:30 pm
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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) grants states new flexibility for how they improve students’ academic outcomes, and that flexibility offers states a unique opportunity to create more equitable education systems. Consequently, chief state school officers must play a central role in advancing educational equity for all students, according to a new report from the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

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Posted: February 09, 2017 02:35 pm

The Future of Future Ready Schools®

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February 09, 2017 02:35 pm
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Many have asked about the future of Future Ready Schools®, which was launched by President Obama in 2014 as a partnership between the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) to help school district leaders improve teaching and student learning outcomes through the effective use of technology. The short answer is that the future of Future Ready Schools is extremely bright.

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Posted: February 03, 2017 04:30 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Getting the Student Perspective

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February 03, 2017 04:30 pm
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Understanding the student experience in school is critical to adults who are working in education, writes Devon Young, community lead at the K12 Lab Network in the Stanford University d.school. One way to accomplish this goal is to shadow a student, a “hack” or small experiment that can lead to big change. Born out of School Retool, the Shadow a Student Challenge is a hack to help school leaders understand the student experience.

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Posted: January 25, 2017 02:20 pm

Alliance for Excellent Education Recognized as Leader in Linked Learning Movement

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January 25, 2017 02:20 pm
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Today the Alliance for Excellent Education was recognized for its work to expand quality Linked Learning opportunities for students in California and across the nation at the Linked Learning Convention in Oakland, California. Linked Learning is a comprehensive educational approach that integrates rigorous academics, high-quality career and technical education, work-based learning, and student support to prepare all students, especially those who are traditionally underserved, to graduate from high school with the skills necessary to succeed in college and a career.

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