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Alliance in the News

Waco ISD Sees Positive Signs in Preventing Teacher Turnover

January 30, 2017
Source: Waco Trib

About half a million teachers leave the profession each year in the U.S., costing up to $2.2 billion annually, according to a 2014 study by the Alliance for Excellent Education, which also reported...

States Step Up to Help Districts With Ed-Tech Procurement

January 25, 2017
Source: EdWeek Market Brief

States are stepping up to help districts with education technology, writes Michele Molnar in Education Week’s Market Brief. But schools also need to understand the power of negotiating prices,...

PR with Panache! Honors Tom Murray as Thought Leader of the Year

January 18, 2017
Source: District Administration

At its fifth annual Thought Leadership Soirée, PR with Panache! (, modern-day storytellers for the education marketplace, will honor K-12 digital education trailblazer Tom...

K–12 Districts Find That Education and Awareness Are Key to Privacy Protection

January 16, 2017
Source: EdTech Magazine

EdTech Magazine includes the Data and Privacy Dashboard of the Future Ready Schools Framework created by the Alliance for Excellent Education as one guide for districts as they work to maintain...

Teacher Shortage: Taking Back the Narrative

January 12, 2017
Source: Teaching Channel

The Alliance’s Vice President for Policy to Practice, Dr. Stephanie Wood-Garnett talks about shifting the conversation on teacher shortage and gives advice on how to impact policy to help solve...

Overworked, underpaid

January 04, 2017
Source: VICE Money

Teacher attrition has a severe impact on schools that serve students from low-income families and students of color, reports VICE News. “In these schools, poor learning climates and low...

Viewpoints: Solving Arizona’s high-school dropout problem

December 30, 2016
Source: The Arizona Republic

Last year Arizona’s high-school graduation rate ranked 44th of 50 states. Despite the country’s overall progress towards record graduation rates – 82.3 percent last year – Arizona is...

​These Investments in Philanthropy Yield Big Returns

December 19, 2016
Source: Boston Business Journal

Return on investment (ROI) in philanthropy takes many forms. For companies, philanthropy and community giving programs can be effective ways to motivate and inspire employees, build teamwork, and...

How Do School and Community Leaders Support Deeper Learning?

December 14, 2016
Source: Education Week

“Several respected policy organizations, including the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Learning Policy Institute, are focused on forging state...

Discussion Addresses How International Baccalaureate Programs Serve Low-Income Students

December 13, 2016
Source: Education Watchdog

There are nearly 900 International Baccalaureate (IB) programs at high schools across the country. The programs seek to offer education opportunities that compete on a global level. Because IB...

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