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Webinar:

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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Webinar:

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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America’s Promise Dropout Summit II

On Friday, February 22, Directions For Our Youth, Inc. (DFOY) hosted a Dropout Summit at Lehman College, City University of New York. Among the event sponsors were the Alliance for Excellent Education, America’s Promise, the Hispanic Federation and the After-School Corporation. The goals for the event were to assess progress since the Dropout Summit held in 2007 and to develop recommendations for local, state, and federal action.

Categories: High School Dropout Rates

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Improving No Child Left Behind Now: The Cost Of Waiting

Reauthorizing and improving NCLB is critical to our nation’s future — to accelerating progress in assuring that all students, regardless of race or economic status, have access to a quality education. Every day we wait, thousands of students drop out of school, teachers continue to struggle for the support they need, and too many of our students, schools and communities miss out on the benefits that would come from improving the law.

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From No Child Left Behind To Every Child A Graduate: Connecting Local Priorities To National Opportunities

Amid growing speculation over whether the U.S. Congress would reauthorize the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2008, the Alliance for Excellent Education and Catalyst Chicago convened a panel of experts to discuss ways that the law should be changed to be more supportive of local high school reform efforts—whenever reauthorization takes place.

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Losing Our Edge: Are American Students Unprepared For The Global Economy?

Over two hundred educators, advocates, and other key stakeholders gathered on December 4 to discuss the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results in reading, mathematics, and science. The event—cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Asia Society, Business Roundtable, Council of Chief State School Officers, ED in ‘08, and the National Governors Association—featured a dynamic presentation by Andreas Schleicher, PISA’s director and head of the Indicators and Analysis Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) Directorate for Education; reactions from each of the hosting organizations; and an engaging question-and-answer session with the audience.

Categories: International Comparisons

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Development, Relief, And Education For Alien Minors (DREAM) Act

Alliance President Bob Wise, U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), and education advocates discussed the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.

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Event:

Fourth Annual High School Policy Conference

On October 4-5, the Alliance for Excellent Education convened local, state, and national education leaders to discuss federal strategies for improving the achievement of our nation’s struggling middle and high school students. Last year’s conference examined the consensus that has been building around a federal agenda for high school reform. Leveraging that momentum, this year’s conference focused on explicit policies that should be included in NCLB to improve high schools.

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High School Teaching For The Twenty-First Century: Preparing Students For College

On September 12, the Alliance released High School Teaching for the Twenty-first Century: Preparing Students for College with a panel of national experts on teacher quality discussing how the teacher preparation pipeline, from pre-service training to professional development, can be strengthened in order to raise the quality of high school teaching in order to prepare students for success beyond the high school diploma.

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Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools: Lessons For Federal Policy From Research And Practice

Nationally, one-third of our students – about 1.2 million each year – leave high school without a diploma, and graduation rates for poor and minority students are even lower. Because the consequences are significant for individuals, communities, and the nation, identifying and solving the dropout crisis is critical to improving the long-term well-being of today’s youth and tomorrow’s economy.

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Demonstrating The Role Of Data And Technology In High School Improvement

In schools, districts, and states across the country, data and educational technology are proving to be powerful tools to effectively engage students, improve instruction, and ensure that all students graduate prepared to succeed in the increasingly knowledge-based global economy of the 21st century. This breakfast forum provided policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders with concrete examples of effective state and local uses of these tools to improve teaching and learning. Respondents discussed how appropriate federal policy can promote the replication of successful practice to help every student graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education and the modern workplace.

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From No Child Left Behind To Every Child A Graduate: Connecting Local Priorities To National Opportunities

In an effort to continue building public understanding and support for local high school improvement and redesign efforts, as well as for an increased federal investment in our nation’s high schools, the Alliance for Excellent Education, in coordination with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, the San Francisco Education Fund, and the School Redesign Network held a special one-day meeting in Oakland, CA, on July 20. The meeting featured remarks from U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), along with Bay Area representatives deeply involved in, or affected by, the high school improvement/reform efforts taking place within the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD).

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