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Video from CHSE “Plan for Success” Event

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June 21, 2011 06:04 pm

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On June 7, the Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE) held an event titled “Communities of Color Define Policy Priorities for High School Reform” in Washington, D.C. During the event, CHSE released a plan to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career, regardless of ZIP code, income, race or ethnicity. Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Federal Advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education, spoke at the event about accountability, school turnaround, and recommended policy frameworks.

Lovell opened his speech saying, “What we need for the reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education is to actually insert the secondary into the Elementary and Secondary Act. For too long ESEA has really focused almost exclusively on younger children and we need our kids to have a strong start. Early childhood and elementary investments are wise but those investments are not inoculations. We need to continue those investments and we need to make sure that we teach our kids how to do reading and math not just in the third grade but also when they are juniors in high school. Reading the Cat in the Hat is a little bit different than reading the Catcher in the Rye and we have to remember that as we are redoing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ”

To learn more about CHSE’s Plan for Success visit: http://www.highschoolequity.org/#fbid=jyaa_AnWKdi.

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