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Future Ready Librarians: Ensuring Equitable Digital Access

Future Ready Schools® Invites You to Participate in a Webinar Future Ready Librarians: Ensuring Equitable Digital Access Panelists K.C. Boyd, Teacher Librarian, Jefferson Academy (DC) Stephanee Rausch, Teacher Librarian, Nashville Public Schools (TN) Amanda Smithfield, Teacher Librarian, Nashville Public Schools (TN) Moderator Shannon McClintock Miller, Spokesperson, Future Ready Librarians (@shannonmmiller) Join Future Ready Librarians (FRL) […]

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Renegade Leadership

Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar Renegade Leadership Panelists Brad Gustafson, EdD, Principal, Wayzata Public Schools (MN) (@GustafsonBrad) Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, Alliance for Excellent Education (@thomascmurray)   Please join Future Ready Schools® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub, a […]

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The Graduation Effect: High School Graduation Rates and Their Effect on the American Economy

During this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education will release new economic data demonstrating how increasing the high school graduation rate to 90 percent will lead to higher earnings for individuals, as well as new job creation and overall economic growth that benefit local communities, states, and the nation. Business, community, and education leaders will see the direct economic impact for their states and metropolitan areas, broken down by various demographic groups.

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Recent Webinars & Events

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Education News From Washington, DC—Can School Improvement Grants Save The Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools?

On July 1, the Alliance held the second in its series of interactive webinars on what is happening in Washington, DC on education reform. During the webinar, Ann Whalen, special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Alliance Vice President of Federal Advocacy Phillip Lovell discussed the role that School Improvement Grants (SIG) can play in turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools.

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Education News From Washington, DC—An Update On ESEA Reauthorization

Why does ESEA need to be reauthorized? How have these hearings moved ESEA reauthorization forward? Why is it imperative that Congress reauthorize ESEA in 2010? What questions do you think are being ignored in the ESEA debate? Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, answered these questions and more during the first in a series of interactive webinars by the Alliance for Excellent Education on what’s happening in Washington, DC on education reform. The webinar on June 15 included a short presentation by Gov. Wise, followed by a question and answer session during which Gov. Wise answered submitted questions.

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Writing To Read: Evidence For How Writing Can Improve Reading

One often-overlooked tool for improving students’ reading, as well as their learning from text, is writing. On April 14, 2010, the Alliance for Excellent Education released a report from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading, which identifies instructional practices shown to improve students’ reading abilities. Following a presentation of the report’s findings, experts explored the implications of the findings for the implementation of common core standards and federal policy.

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Linked Learning: Pathways To College And Career Success

This briefing featured educational leaders who are building the Linked Learning field in California. School leaders shared their on-the-ground experience, and policy experts and advocates talked about the alliance of stakeholders who have unified behind this approach. Click on the above link to read more about the event and to view materials from the event.

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Principles For A Comprehensive Assessment System

On February 25, the Alliance for Excellent Education released Principles for a Comprehensive Assessment System, a policy brief written by Alliance Senior Fellow Robert Rothman. This paper outlines criteria for new assessment systems that support instruction and are aligned to standards for college and career readiness. During this webinar (3:00 – 4:00pm, EST), a brief presentation about the report was followed by an interactive conversation with experts using questions submitted by participants from around the country.

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America’s Rural High Schools: Challenges And Opportunities For Success

Given the local and national implications of the rural high school crisis, practitioners, education leaders, and policymakers need to understand the challenges facing rural high schools as well as the inherent assets that rural schools bring to the national education reform debate. On February 5, 2010, the Alliance for Excellent Education released its latest report, Current Challenges and Opportunities in Preparing Rural High School Students for Success in College and Careers: What Federal Policymakers Need to Know. During the webinar, a brief presentation on the report was followed by an interactive conversation with panelists using questions submitted by participants from the around the country.

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America’s Rural High Schools: Challenges And Opportunities For Success

Given the local and national implications of the rural high school crisis, practitioners, education leaders, and policymakers need to understand the challenges facing rural high schools as well as the inherent assets that rural schools bring to the national education reform debate. On February 5, 2010, the Alliance for Excellent Education released its latest report, Current Challenges and Opportunities in Preparing Rural High School Students for Success in College and Careers: What Federal Policymakers Need to Know. Following a presentation of the report’s findings, experts discussed the challenges and opportunities in rural high schools. A second panel of congressional and U.S. Department of Education staff explored important federal policy considerations for rural high schools.

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Informing Federal Education Policy Through Lessons From New York City

As federal policymakers look for ways to systemically improve high school outcomes—through actions such as the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—they are eagerly looking to districts that have been engaged in major reform to understand the implications for supporting and encouraging these reforms at scale. Building on the parallels between New York City (NYC) school district’s experience and the federal policy conversation, this briefing provided an opportunity to look at lessons learned as part of NYC’s efforts to improve high school outcomes and to identify federal policy recommendations that emerge from that experience. Featured speakers included Joel Klein, chancellor of New York City Department of Education and Michael Mulgrew, president of United Federation of Teachers.

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The High Cost Of Low Educational Performance

Relatively small improvements in students’ educational performance can have large impacts on a nation’s future economic well-being, according to The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: An Estimation of the Long-Running Economic Impact of Improvements in PISA Outcomes. During this webinar (2:00 – 3:00pm EST), Eric Hanushek, one of the report’s authors, and Andreas Schleicher of the OECD presented the report’s findings. An interactive conversation with the participants about the report and how this research can impact federal education policy in the United States followed using questions submitted by participants from around the country.

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The Economic Benefits Of Reducing The Dropout Rate In The Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas: A Boom To Regional Businesses

At this event, the Alliance for Excellent Education released findings from its groundbreaking analysis of regional economies and the significant economic contributions that additional high school graduates would make within their communities. The event featured projections for the forty-five largest metropolitan areas in the country on several key economic indicators—growth in jobs and gross regional product, increases in regional home and auto sales, and several others—all as the result of reducing the regional dropout rate for a single high school class by half. Featured speakers included Edward Rust, chairman and CEO of State Farm®, Alma Powell, chairwoman of America’s Promise Alliance, and Tim Nadreau, Research Economist, Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.

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