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Future Ready Schools

Webinar:

Future Ready Coaches: Student-Centered Initiatives

This webinar will explore ways that Mr. Aviles is challenging the status quo as it relates to what a technology class should be and what technology integration looks like in the classroom. Topics covered will include entrepreneurship, makerspaces, and using video games in the classroom.

Categories: Future Ready, High School Reform
Personalized Learning

Webinar:

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

During the briefing, a group of distinguished panelists will offer actions that students, parents, community members, educators, and policymakers can take to ensure self-advocacy and self-determination are integrated into personalized learning systems.

Categories: Personalized Learning

Recent Webinars & Events

Event:

High School Achievement Forum: The University Park Campus School In Worcester, Massachusetts

On September 14, the Alliance for Excellent Education profiled the University Park Campus School (UPCS) in Worcester, Massachusetts, as part of its series of forums looking at successful adolescent literacy programs and ways they are improving our nation’s high schools. Audio and supplemental materials available…

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Americans On High Schools: “In Need Of Improvement!”

On August 24, 2005, the Alliance for Excellent Education released the results of a national poll on the American public’s opinion of high schools and their role in educating students for the challenges of the 21st century. View the press release, PowerPoint, and video from the event…

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High School Achievement Forum: The Alabama Reading Initiative At Buckhorn High School

On July 13, the Alliance hosted the second of four High School Achievement Forums focusing on the Alabama Reading Initiative at Buckhorn High School in New Market, Alabama. The event featured remarks from U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby and a presentation by Tracy Wilson and Sarah Fanning who are literacy coaches at Buckhorn High School. Event Audio available…

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High School Achievement Forum: The Strategic Instruction Model

On June 14, the Alliance hosted the first of four High School Achievement Forums focusing on the Strategic Instruction Model, an adolescent literacy intervention developed by the University of Kansas. View presentation and related materials, as well as video from the event…

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RAMP-UP To Middle And High School Literacy

This breakfast featured “RAMP-UP TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LITERACY”, a literacy intervention program for older students. Bonnie Dickinson, Director of Secondary Literacy at America’s Choice, Inc., presented about the research foundation, program design, implementation, and preliminary findings. View PowerPoint presentation.

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Reading Advantage: Adolescent Literacy Breakfast Forum

The first session in the adolescent literacy interventions breakfast series featured researchers and program developers Laura Robb and Sue Paro who discussed the research foundation and preliminary studies of a new literacy program for older students, Reading Advantage®. This program (from Great Source, a division of Houghton-Mifflin) is designed to help struggling readers who are performing significantly below grade level become successful, strategic readers. Access PowerPoint presentations…

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Event:

Reading Next: A Vision For Action And Research In Middle And High School Literacy

Reading Next is a cutting-edge report that combines the best research currently available with well-crafted strategies for turning that research into practice. Written by five of the nation’s leading researchers, Reading Next charts an immediate route to improving adolescent literacy. The authors outline fifteen key elements of an effective literacy intervention, and call on public and private stakeholders to invest in the literacy of middle and high school students today while simultaneously building the knowledge base around adolescent literacy. The report, as well as reactions to it and video from the release event, are now available for download.

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Event:

Second Annual High School Policy Conference

The Alliance for Excellent Education’s second annual conference on American high school policy, Preparing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s High Schools, was held from October 3-5, 2004 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. View video highlights from the conference, including addresses by William Raspberry, Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Dr. Pedro Noguera, and Virginia Governor Mark Warner.

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Summer 2004 Breakfast Series: Graduation Tests

This summer, America Graduates and the Alliance for Excellent Education cohosted a summer breakfast series, at which leaders in the field of education gathered to discuss issues related to successful high school transformation and increasing graduation rates. Experts presented recent research findings and demonstrated effective transformations through profiles of emerging models. Mike Cohen and Susan Traiman presented at the second breakfast meeting in the series. Cohen discussed the findings of Achieve’s latest report, Do Graduation Tests Measure Up?: A Closer Look at State High School Exit Exams, and Traiman responded to the issues from the business perspective.

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Tapping The Potential

American schools spend more than $2.6 billion annually replacing teachers who have dropped out of the teaching profession. At a Capitol Hill briefing on June 23, the Alliance for Excellent Education released a new report which cites comprehensive induction, especially in a teacher’s first two years on the job, as the single effective strategy to stem the rapidly increasing teacher attrition rate. The report, Tapping the Potential: Retaining and Developing High Quality New Teachers includes federal policy recommendations, in-depth analysis of new teacher induction practices, and four case studies: Connecticut BEST, Santa Cruz New Teacher Project (California), Tangipahoa FIRST (Louisiana), and The Toledo Plan (Ohio).

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