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Alliance in the News

Helping English-Learners Graduate From High School: Lessons From New York

March 21, 2017
Source: Education Week

Students who are learning English often fall behind on key indicators of academic progress. They trail their native-English-speaking peers on national and state tests, and are less likely to finish...

What At-Risk Students Really Need to Graduate High School

March 21, 2017
Source: Education Dive

National statistics from the Alliance for Excellent Education show that about one million students who enter ninth grade do not graduate four years later with their peers, and about 7,000 high school...

Commentary: Public Media: A National Investment Paying Local Dividends

March 17, 2017
Source: St Louis Business Journal

According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, Missouri would have added $700 million in tax revenue in 2013 had the high school graduation rate been 90 percent, clear evidence that these...

Education Advocacy Groups Ask FCC to Reverse Lifeline Decision

March 17, 2017
Source: EdScoop

Four education advocacy organizations have jointly filed a formal request to the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to reconsider a decision last month to prevent nine broadband...

Groups Urge FCC to Rethink Lifeline Decision

March 16, 2017
Source: Politico Morning Education

Education groups are asking the FCC to reconsider its rollback of the Lifeline program. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai removed nine companies as Lifeline broadband providers earlier this year, pointing to...

A Local School Works to Reduce Risks for Children with Incarcerated Parents

March 09, 2017
Source: Oklahoma Gazette

Some studies seem to show that children with a mom, dad or both parents in prison are six times more likely than their peers to end up behind bars. Similarly, Alliance for Excellent Education...

​Expanding Access to Edtech Isn’t Enough. We Need to Make Sure It Works, Too

March 04, 2017
Source: EdSurge News

Edtech is a vital precursor to “work tech”—the tools that today’s students will need to leverage in college, career training and eventually the workplace. In an economy that is moving rapidly...

U.S. Schools Taking International Test To See How They Stack Up Globally

March 01, 2017
Source: Huffington Post

To ensure their students are receiving the education they will need to succeed in a global economy, two California schools joined some 475 schools nationwide to see how their students measure up...

Seven Gears Principals Can Leverage to Enhance Technology Use

March 01, 2017
Source: Seven gears principals can leverage to enhance technology use

Over the past decade as many school budgets have remained stagnant, spending in educational technology has climbed to record levels, with no signs of slowing. As schools around the country consider...

Congress May Turn Focus to Higher Ed. Law’s Renewal

February 28, 2017
Source: Education Week

Education advocates are watching to see how the administration handles the various sorts of data students generate in the higher education system. At the broadest level, an improved HEA would better...

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