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Alliance in the News

Extra Help: Behind a New Targeted Push to Boost High School Graduation Rates

September 20, 2017
Source: Inside Philanthropy

The high school graduation rate in the U.S. is higher than ever at 83.2 percent, but demographic gaps persist, according to a study out of Johns Hopkins University. A new project from America’s...

Pa. Department of Education Submits Federal Education Plan for Review

September 18, 2017
Source: Trib Live

If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in the minds of state leaders when it comes to education, some experts say looking at Pennsylvania’s new education plan — which the state...

Kaine, Capito Introduce Bill to Reduce Workforce Shortages Through Middle School Pilot Program

September 14, 2017
Source: Augusta Free Press

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and Senator Shelley Moore...

EdTech Startup Awards Seek Global Innovations

September 13, 2017
Source: Campus Technology

A global competition is accepting applications from education technology teams that want to participate in pitching events with the hope of being named one of the “most promising” edtech...

Teacher Turnover Rates Drop, But Concern Remains in Some Local Districts

September 06, 2017
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

About one in six U.S. teachers leave their schools each year, at a cost of $1 billion to $2.2 billion annually, for expenses such as recruitment, hiring and training, according to the Alliance for...

Technology Moves to the Head of the 21st Century Classroom

September 05, 2017
Source: MIT Technology Review

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics will raise the bar even higher, allowing educators to personalize content to meet an individual...

Greenwich Public Schools Convocation Starts Teachers’ School Year

August 29, 2017
Source: Connecticut Post Online

The morning’s keynote speaker was Thomas Murray, director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, D.C., and co-author of “Learning...

New Federal Rule Could Force States to Lower Graduation Rates

August 25, 2017
Source: Education Week

A little-noticed change in the country’s main federal education law could force many states to lower their high school graduation rates, a politically explosive move no state would relish....

The Harm Done by High Schools’ Low Expectations

August 23, 2017
Source: The Fordham Institute's Flypaper

Confronted with the paradox of a simultaneous rise in high school graduation and college remediation rates, researchers from The Alliance for Excellent Education examined diploma pathways across the...

Who Gets Hurt When High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal?

August 22, 2017
Source: Education Week

One of the uncomfortable truths of the high school graduation business is that not all diplomas are created equal. Some are strong, and signify that students are well prepared for good jobs or...

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