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Alliance in the News

Civil Rights Groups to Congress: Betsy DeVos is Approving Plans That Violate ESSA

April 10, 2018
Source: Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans that fly in the face of the Every Student Succeeds Act’s protections for vulnerable children, according to more than a dozen civil...

Release of Overdue Federal Report on ‘Homework Gap’ Validates Stakeholder Concerns

April 06, 2018
Source: edscoop

Nine months past deadline, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) — the research, development and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education — has released its report on digital...

How High School Diploma Requirements Fall Short of College Admission Standards

April 02, 2018
Source: Education Week

Most state high school graduation requirements are so poorly designed that they trap students in a “preparation gap,” where they don’t qualify for admission to public universities,...

Oklahoma Walkouts May Just Be ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ for Teacher Protests

April 02, 2018
Source: WJLA

Oklahoma public school teachers participated in a statewide walkout, with tens of thousands gathering at the state capitol to urge legislators to increase education funding and salaries. In Kentucky,...

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

March 15, 2018
Source: Politico Morning Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education named Roberto J. Rodríguez and Leslie Cornfeld to its governing board. Rodríguez is the president and CEO of Teach Plus and previously served as deputy...

Harrison D-2 One of 12 Districts Nationwide to Pilot a ‘Digital Equity’ Program

March 13, 2018
Source: The Gazette

Harrison School District in Colorado Springs was selected to participate in All4Ed’s new Future Ready Schools Digital Equity Program, focused on districts that enroll high percentages of...

After Florida Shooting, GOP Pushes Funding for School Safety

March 09, 2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal

“If there’s any silver lining, it’s that Congress is hopefully going to pay attention to this and actually provide the resources needed to address it, not just give it lip service,” said...

DeVos, Democrats Spar Over School Ratings That Omit Minorities’ Performance

March 07, 2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal

“The problem isn’t a lack of innovation,” said Phillip Lovell, vice president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a D.C.-based advocacy group. “The problem is a lack of adherence to the...

Governor Applauds State’s High School Graduation Rate

February 27, 2018
Source: Ruidoso News Report

New Mexico recently announced that the state’s high school graduation rate remains at an all-time high of 71.1 percent. All4Ed President Bob Wise praised the state’s progress, while...

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

February 22, 2018
Source: Tech & Learning

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day, Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts...

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