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October 18, 2021

Most Recent Press Release:

Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on the death of Gen. Colin Powell

For Release: Oct. 18, 2021

“Gen. Colin Powell not only broke barriers as the first Black Secretary of State, he also championed a national movement to improve the lives and futures of our youth — from increasing high school graduation rates to healthier living. As the founding chairman of the America’s Promise Alliance more than two decades ago, Gen. Powell and his wife, Alma, along with their son, Michael, have worked tirelessly to make children and youth a national priority. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Powell family and know that Gen. Powell’s legacy will impact students and families for generations to come.”

Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education and served as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education from 2012 to 2015. 

 The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.  

Categories: Equity, High School Reform, High Schools, Students of Color


June 9, 2021

Most Recent Op-Ed:

Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on the Endless Frontier Act

For Release: June 9, 2021 Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, 404.861.1127, “The Endless Frontier Act includes key investments in expanding access to postsecondary STEM pathways by giving high school students the chance to get college credit before graduation while also gaining exposure to college-level science, technology, engineering, and math classes. This bill will help keep […]

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June 9, 2021

Alliance in the News

More News Stories:

Report: 16.9M students still lack home internet access

Education Dive

July 24, 2020

The increasingly digital nature of classroom resources and assignments over the last two decades has fed the phenomena now known as the homework gap, which results from students who lack home internet or device access being unable to complete assignments requiring these tools. The full extent of the issue has been highlighted in recent months by school shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The GOP wants to give $105 billion to schools in the next coronavirus stimulus bill — but it’s unclear whether it’ll be tied to reopening

Markets Insider

July 24, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the next coronavirus stimulus package will focus on "kids, jobs, and healthcare" — and it "will send $105 billion so that educators have the resources they need to safely reopen." However, he did not offer details on how or if funding will be tied to physical reopening.

A national crisis’: As coronavirus forces many schools online this fall, millions of disconnected students are being left behind

Washington Post

August 17, 2020

More than 17 million schoolchildren do not have high-speed Internet at home and are locked out of virtual classes. By Moriah Balingit

How much money is needed to connect how many students?

District Administration

July 24, 2020

The digital “homework gap” in online learning is wider than has been previously estimated, with one-third of Black, Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students lacking high-speed home internet access, according to a new analysis.

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