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Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning

The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning Panelists Abner Oakes, Director, Outreach and Partnerships, Alliance for Excellent Education Donique Reid, Policy and Research Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education James Rountree, Director, Science, District of Columbia Public Schools| Dave […]

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Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change

The Alliance for Excellent Education and Future Ready Schools® Invite You to Participate in a Webinar Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change Panelists Nancy Mangum, Assistant Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, Director of Digital […]

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Recent Webinars & Events

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Future Of The Profession: A New Learning Ecology For Teachers And Students

On September 17, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Center for Teaching Quality cohosted an event to discuss the emerging realities facing the nation—the funding crisis, the teacher shortage, and new technologies—that will reshape learning environments and expectations for the teaching profession. This event featured presentations on how school structures can capitalize on the transformative power of technology, the implications for creating a student-centered profession, and the federal and state policies that can support a new learning ecology for students and teachers.

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Education News From Washington, DC—A Primer On High School Graduation Rates

On September 8, the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted the latest in its series of interactive webinars on education news in Washington, DC. This webinar focused on the new reporting requirements for high school graduation rates, as well as some of the policies that states have put into place. A short presentation by Gov. Wise was followed by a question and answer session.

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Implementing The Common Core State Standards To Achieve Equity

More than two thirds of the states have adopted common grade-level expectations in English language arts and math, making clear what students need to know and be able to do to graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college or the workplace. These new, common standards open up opportunities for collaboration across state lines on common assessments as well as instructional materials. They will also require great care in implementation at the state, district, and school levels. In early August, 2010, the Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE) held a retreat to discuss this movement as well as the promises and challenges that common core state standards present for communities of color who have long advocated for more equitable education opportunities and outcomes. On August 23, the Campaign for High School Equity, the Alliance for Excellent Education, and the other CHSE partners continued to build on this retreat by (1) helping ensure that advocates across the country are aware of this movement, (2) helping to bring the community together to think about this issue, and (3) beginning to prioritize issues for implementation of the common core state standards.

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Building The Capacity Of Teachers To Prepare Students For College And Careers

On August 13, the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a live webinar on the release of its latest policy brief, The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers. Current efforts in California to transform high schools are focused on Linked Learning, an approach that connects strong academics with real-world experience in a wide range of fields, such as engineering, arts and media, and biomedical and health sciences, with the goal of preparing all students for college, careers, and life. For teachers, this type of instruction requires more than most traditional training provides. Beyond basic pedagogy and subject-area knowledge, teachers need training to be able to (1) collaborate in the design and delivery of curriculum, (2) develop lessons using problem- and project-based learning, (3) forge industry and postsecondary partnerships, and (4) blend academic-, career-, and work-based learning experiences.

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Education News From Washington, DC—An Update On Federal Education Spending

On July 29, the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted the latest in its series of interactive webinars on what is happening in Washington, DC on education reform. During the webinar, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, talked about President Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget increase in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education. If enacted, the increase (7.5 percent) would be the largest since FY 2002—right after NCLB was signed into law. Other topics discussed included the likelihood of the U.S. Department of Education receiving President Obama’s proposed budget increase; how much the congressional committees allocated for Title I, IDEA, and other education programs; and federal funding that’s available to middle and high schools.

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Setting The Stage For New High Schools: Expanding Alternatives To High School To Ensure That All Students Become College And Work Ready

Nearly seventy educators, stakeholders, and policymakers gathered July 10 on Capitol Hill to learn about municipal leaders and practitioners who are at the forefront of a national movement to establish alternative high schools for students poorly served by, and at risk of dropping out from, traditional schools. The discussion was hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National League of Cities (NLC). NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF) has spearheaded the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) in over two hundred communities nationwide through a partnership with the Big Picture Company. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee—one of the municipalities recently selected to join the AHSI network—both attended to discuss their interest in reducing the number of high school dropouts, while increasing the number of high school graduates.

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Turnaround Schools: The Role Of School Leaders

On July 15, 2010 the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals cohosted a discussion about the role of school leaders in turning around low-performing schools. The MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools project identifies, showcases, and recognizes middle and high schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement while serving large numbers of those students most at risk of dropping out. Brentwood High School and Tefft Middle School have been recognized by the Breakthrough Schools project as schools that have exemplified the core areas of collaborative leadership, personalization, and access to a rigorous and differentiated curriculum for all students.

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Bipartisan National Public Opinion Poll On The Need For Immediate Education Reform

Improving the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a voting issue for over eight in ten voters, according to a new national poll released on July 14, 2010 by the Alliance for Excellent Education. The poll was conducted by Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research and Consulting for the purpose of gaining insight into Americans’ views of the public education system, the concern over the growing problems with the nation’s high schools, and the urgency to enact meaningful education reform through reauthorization of ESEA. At the event, Governor Bob Wise, president of the Alliance, was joined by pollsters Celinda Lake and Christine Matthews to discuss the results of the survey.

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Online Learning: Addressing Challenges, Seizing Opportunities

The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) recently published two documents to help education leaders and policymakers understand these issues better. The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education is a brief that describes the three crises confronting the nation and suggests ways that online learning can lead the U.S. education system out of them. The “Online Learning: Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities” state profiles present state-specific information about the three crises in each state, online-learning opportunities in that state, the presence of state policies that support online learning, and how federal policy supports online learning in that state. On July 8 the Alliance hosted a webinar to release the two publications and facilitated a conversation among experts using questions submitted by participants from the around the country. Following the webinar, panelists participated in a live online chat.

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The Economic Benefits Of Reducing The Dropout Rate Among Students Of Color In The Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas

Earlier this year, the Alliance for Excellent Education documented the benefits of reducing the dropout rate for all students in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Building on this work, it is now able to estimate the economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in these metro areas. On July 7, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Campaign for High School Equity hosted a live webinar to release these new findings and to discuss the challenges of improving high school graduation rates among students of color and what doing so could mean for local communities, as well as the students themselves. Following the discussion, panelists answered questions from online participants.

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