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DLDay 2018

Webinar:

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

The webinar and the report will also highlight 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

Recent Webinars & Events

Event:

Double The Work: Challenges And Solutions To Acquiring Language And Academic Literacy For Adolescent English Language Learners

On November 2, the Alliance for Excellent Education released DOUBLE THE WORK: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners, a report which argues that English language learners must work twice as hard in order to meet the same accountability standards as their native English-speaking peers. The report, which was commissioned by Carnegie Corporation of New York, recommends several techniques and strategies for overcoming the challenges to improving the literacy of English language learners.

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Writing Next: Effective Strategies To Improve Writing Of Adolescents In Middle And High School

On October 19, the Alliance for Excellent Education released Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High School, commissioned by Carnegie Corporation of New York and published by the Alliance, the report discusses eleven specific teaching techniques that research suggests will help improve the writing abilities of the country’s 4th- to 12th-grade students.

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Event:

The Alliance For Excellent Education’s Third Annual High School Policy Conference

For two days in October, the Alliance for Excellent Education convened the country’s leading experts on high school reform. Discussion centered on what is and is not working at the state and local level, explored what a shared federal agenda for reform might encompass. Guided by research and good practice, we examined what federal policy levers are best suited to advance smart federal policy. Like it or not, federal policymakers are making decisions about high school reform, even if they choose to take little or no action. This conference offered a rare opportunity to inform those decisions by connecting conversations among federal, state, and local stakeholders.

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Event:

National Policy Symposium On Middle-Level Education: Where Do We Go From Here?

A day-long symposium of policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders interested in strengthening secondary education at the middle level and developing a national middle-level policy, examined research, best practices, and policy to help answer questions on how educators and policymakers can ensure that students in grades five through eight stay engaged in a challenging, standards-based curricula and begin to get the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.

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Event:

No Secret To Success: Quality Instruction And Personalization In The High School

On September 14, as part of its breakfast series, the Alliance featured Granger High School in Washington state—a high-poverty, high-minority school that has been transformed to see dramatic increases in student attendance; reading, writing, and math scores; and graduation rates. At the forum, Principal Richard Esparza shared the secrets of Granger’s success.

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Event:

What Works For Urban High Schools

As part of the civil rights roundtable activity, the Alliance, in conjunction with the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Urban League, hosted a breakfast conversation with Paul Vallas on July 13, entitled “What Works for Urban High Schools?” As Chief Executive Office for Chicago Public Schools from 1995 to 2001, and Chief Executive Office for the Philadelphia School District since July 2002, Mr. Vallas is an expert on transforming under-performing urban districts into models of reform.

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Event:

Literacy To Scale: Putting Literacy Coaches To Work Districtwide

How can America’s secondary schools turn things around for the millions of students who read and write below grade level? What can these schools do to help greater numbers of adolescents develop the literacy skills they need to succeed in college and to thrive in the 21st century workplace?

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Event:

Improving Literacy In The Middle And High Schools: Taking The Alabama Reading Initiative To The Next Level

It was standing room only on June 30 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center for a special one-day forum co-sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Alabama Department of Education, and the office of Governor Bob Riley, and funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. More than 250 educators, policymakers, and business and community leaders—hailing from Alabama and neighboring states—gathered to learn more about reading and writing instruction at the secondary school level and to help kick off the Partnership for Adolescent Literacy, a pilot program designed to promote greater participation of secondary schools in the nationally renowned Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI).

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Event:

Innovative Approaches In Civil Rights And Education

More than 100 educators, policymakers, researchers and advocates attended the Alliance for Excellent Education’s forum in Washington, D.C., on May 24, 2006 to highlight innovative approaches in civil rights and education as well as to bring attention to the critical link between data-driven decisionmaking and promising practices. The event was designed to facilitate vital relationships between the traditional education and civil rights communities and provided an in-depth illustration of specific data-driven decision making programs/initiatives and their connection to meeting the Alliance’s mission of ensuring every child graduates prepared for postsecondary education, work, and success in life.

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Event:

A Meeting On Academic Competitiveness Grants

The Academic Competitiveness Grant Program is for full-time students at degree-granting institutions who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants and are U.S. citizens, offering full-time Pell-eligible college students an additional $750 scholarship during their first year, and an additional $1,300 scholarship during their second year, if they have completed a rigorous program of study in high school. Each state has the opportunity to define a “rigorous secondary program of study” and submit its plan to the Department of Education for recognition. The meeting provided an opportunity for stakeholders—Governors’ education staff, Chief State School Officers, State Higher Education Executive Officers, and State Scholar Directors—to solicit input from a variety of education stakeholders as they map out their plans for ACG implementation.

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