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Welcome to the Action Academy

The Alliance for Excellent Education’s Action Academy is an online learning community of education advocates. We invite you to create an account, expand your knowledge on the most pressing issues in education, and communicate with others who share your interests in education reform. To learn more about the Action Academy, visit the Getting Started page.

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The Governor’s Speech You Don’t Want to Hear

For more than two decades in elected office, Gov. Bob Wise delivered numerous speeches explaining why he was taking a controversial action. To prepare for opponents, he often conducted the mental exercise of composing the speech he thought they would give. With some state legislators and governors pushing hard to stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Gov. Wise decided to pretend that once more he was delivering the opponent’s speech.

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Inseparable Imperatives: Education, Equity, and the Economy

The Supreme Court declared “separate but equal” to be unconstitutional back in 1954, but 60 years after that historic decision, many communities still struggle to provide equal opportunities in their schools. We know that everyone benefits when more students graduate on time and earn a diploma. It’s the ticket to further education, training, and jobs. Educating all students, especially students of color, means a stronger economy for all of us. Visit impact.all4ed.org to learn more.

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Ohio’s Performance Assessment Pilot Project

The state of Ohio is at the forefront of a movement to use performance assessment in classrooms. The Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project (OPAPP) calls for the development and pilot of a system of learning and assessment tasks (known as a “dyad” system) for elementary and high school students, as well as complementary professional development services. The performance tasks align with the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics, as well as Ohio’s Revised State Standards in Science, Social Studies, and Career Technical Pathways. They are delivered online using Web-based software that supports e-portfolios and similar tools. It also includes sustained, collaborative professional learning throughout all components of the program, including writing and scoring of assessment tasks and formative assessment to support student learning. OPAPP focuses on changing practice, which requires sustained professional development.

This video was featured in a webinar produced by the Alliance for Excellent Education on January 16, 2014 featuring Laura Manowar-Jones of the Ohio Department of Education and Stuart Kahl of Measured Progress. To see the full webinar, visit https://all4ed.org/webinar-event/jan-16-2014/. This video is courtesy of the Ohio Department of Education. For more about OPAPP, visit http://www.opapp.tv/.

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Graduation Rates: Should We Be Celebrating?

Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, provides his insights into the oft-asked question: Should we be celebrating the recently announced nationwide 80% graduation rate?

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