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Alliance in the News

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...

Ending Mass Incarceration is a Local Issue for John Legend

August 11, 2017
Source: Efficient Gov

That same year, The Alliance for Excellent Education also cited education as a way to lower the national cost of mass incarceration. The report suggested that the U.S. could save as much as $18.5...

The Future of Many School Libraries is Anchored to Makerspaces

August 09, 2017
Source: Education Dive

Not long ago the New Milford High School library in New Jersey was pretty traditional. It had tall stacks of books and old wooden tables that didn’t move easily. It was underutilized. Students...

Proposed WV Plan Could Affect School Accountability for Minority Groups

August 05, 2017
Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail

“Some states have a lower n-size for reporting than they do for accountability,” said Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations for the Alliance for Excellent...

Delaware Voices: To Improve Schools, Cut out Bureaucracy

August 03, 2017
Source: Delaware Online

In recent years, organizations such as the National Assessment for Educational Progress, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the College Board have routinely rated Delaware’s students at less...

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

August 01, 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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