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Alliance in the News

Democrats Say DeVos Is Flouting ESSA. She Says No Way. Let’s Unpack the Debate

February 19, 2018
Source: Education Week's Politics K-12

Murray, other Democrats on the Senate education committee as well as advocacy organizations such as the Alliance for Excellent Education have argued that DeVos has OK’d plans that allow schools...

Here’s Why Indiana’s High School Diploma Fix Might Not Work

January 19, 2018
Source: Indy Star

A bill has been filed to fix Indiana’s broken diploma system, but at least one lawmaker said it might not be enough.

Changing the Narrative Using Educational Success Stories

January 08, 2018
Source: Huffington Post

Tom Murray has been a teacher, principal, and the director of technology and cyber education for a Pennsylvania school district. He currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready...

New Research Shows Education Key to Boosting Utah’s Economy

January 04, 2018
Source: The Davis Clipper

If Utah were to graduate 90 percent of high school students, the state’s economy would be more productive by millions of dollars each year according to a new study from the national Alliance for...

Raising South Carolina’s Graduation Rate Would Be a Big Boon for the Economy, Study Says

December 26, 2017
Source: The Post and Courier

What would happen to South Carolina’s economy if the state’s high school graduation rate — now at a peak of 84.6 percent — was as high as Iowa’s (91.3 percent) or New...

Transparency in Education Improves Parental Engagement, Experts Say

December 21, 2017
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel

“Public reporting is going to be very important, because state systems, like what goes into [calculating] letter grades for schools, are incredibly complex,” said Phillip Lovell.

Transparency in Education Improves Parental Engagement, Experts Say

December 13, 2017
Source: Black Press USA

“Public reporting is going to be very important, because state systems, like what goes into [calculating] letter grades for schools, are incredibly complex,” said Phillip Lovell, the vice...

Arizona Mayors Meet to Focus on Education Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable Meeting Addresses Every Student Succeeds Act

December 11, 2017
Source: Markets Insider

Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and now president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, led a discussion with the mayors and 14 school district superintendents invited by them to attend...

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate Up 5 Years Running

December 11, 2017
Source: Desert News

According to recent research by the Alliance for Excellent Education, increasing Utah’s high school graduation rate to 90 percent would lead to more education and higher incomes for those...

Why Haven’t New Federal Rules Unleashed More Innovation in Schools?

December 07, 2017
Source: Hechinger Report

“We’re not quite seeing the bold jump to innovation that we would like to see,” said Chip Slaven, a senior advocacy advisor for the Alliance for Excellent Education, which works to improve high...

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