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Recent Webinars & Events

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The Role Of Principals In Driving Student Achievement Gains

About one hundred educators, policymakers, and stakeholders gathered to attend a pair of forums on the practices of urban school leaders who are making dramatic gains in student achievement. Co-hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and New Leaders for New Schools (NLNS), the event featured principals from Chicago, Washington, DC, and Sacramento, who shared their experiences regarding the effectiveness of strategies promoted by New Leaders for New Schools in high-poverty schools.

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Improving The Distribution Of Teachers In Low-Performing High Schools

The Alliance released a brief exploring how to improve the distribution of teachers among and within low-performing high schools, and which outlines recommendations for federal policymakers in supporting and encouraging good practice at the state and local level. A panel of teacher quality experts discussed how state and local practice can inform federal policy.

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Reading And Writing Are More Than Elementary: A Summit On Literacy Instruction In Ohio’s Secondary Schools

On March 26, the Alliance for Excellent Education co-hosted a day-long summit on literacy instruction in Ohio’s secondary schools. The event featured U.S. Representative Ralph Regula, the ranking member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and was held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Summit gathered interested groups and individuals who are working across the region to improve the teaching of reading and writing in the middle and high schools. It provided an important opportunity to take stock of initiatives and programs already underway, share information, cultivate new champions for high-quality literacy instruction, and build momentum behind Ohio’s drive to create the most literate, well-educated citizenry and workforce in the nation.

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Measuring And Improving The Effectiveness Of High School Teachers

Over one hundred educators, policymakers, and other key stakeholders gathered March 25 in Washington, DC to attend a forum addressing the challenges of measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers. The event was convened to release the Alliance’s most recent publication, “Measuring and Improving the Effectiveness of High School Teachers.” The event also presented a panel of experts in the field who discussed the implications of research and practice on high school teacher effectiveness for federal policy.

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The Costs Of Teacher Turnover: Are We Really Losing The Best Teachers?

Teachers are crucial to the success of our students. Yet many of them are leaving their schools and the profession, particularly in poorer, lower performing schools. Common wisdom says that good teachers are more likely to leave. But are they?

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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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