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The U.S. Department of Education’s Innovative Assessment Demonstration: An Opportunity to Support States and Districts in Advancing Deeper Learning

During the call, representatives from the Learning Policy Institute and the Alliance for Excellent Education provided an overview of applicable priorities and selection criteria; described opportunities to advance deeper learning; discussed current state and districts efforts and resources; and shared and identify areas of state and district support.

Categories: Deeper Learning
DLDay 2018

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Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes

The webinar and the report highlights how Lindsay Unified School District in California uses blended learning to support its performance-based system of progression, in which students move through instructional content at their own pace, advancing only once they have mastered all the standards from the previous content level.

Categories: Digital Learning Day, Future Ready
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Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings

This webinar will present findings from Rating the Ratings, followed by a conversation on the merits and downfalls of summative ratings between ratings-proponent Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and ratings-skeptic Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Categories: Accountability, High School Reform, Low-Performing Schools
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Future Ready Librarians: Cultivating Community Partnerships

This webinar looked at how teacher librarians can cultivate partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process.

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

Featuring District of Columbia Public Schools and the Center for Inspired Teaching, this webinar examines what’s happening in schools and school district to ensure that all students, particularly those who traditionally are underserved, receive the kind of science instruction that will lead to the deeper learning outcomes necessary for college and career preparedness.

Categories: Deeper Learning
Partenring for Success

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Partnering for Success: How Milwaukee Public Schools Is Leveraging National Service to Improve Low-Performing Schools

This webinar highlighted City Year and College Possible as two examples of effective school improvement partners under ESSA for schools that do not graduate one-third or more of their students and are required to provide students with comprehensive support and intervention.

Categories: Every Student Succeeds Act, Secondary School Improvement
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Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning

The Alliance for Excellent Education defines personalized learning as “a student-centered approach designed to help all students develop a set of skills collectively known as the deeper learning competencies. These skills include thinking critically, using knowledge and information to solve complex problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.”

Categories: Future Ready, Personalized Learning
DACA Students

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Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

On October 18, 2017 the Alliance for Excellent education held a webinar to discuss The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which provides work permits and protection from deportation to eligible young unauthorized immigrants. Since its inception in 2012, approximately 800,000 young people have benefited from the program. With the Trump administration’s announcement that the DACA program would be phased out, these young people’s future and the future of the more than 700,000 undocumented students enrolled in K–12 schools across the country are now in jeopardy.

Categories: DACA, Undocumented Students
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