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Transforming Education Through COVID-19 Recovery and Learning Acceleration: Research Findings, Policy Recommendations, and Lessons from the Ground

Join us for a conversation about new research from NWEA on the academic progress of students during the pandemic and implications for policies and practices aimed to support recovery and accelerate learning for historically underserved communities.   COVID-19 altered nearly every facet of education last year. With students and educators returning to classrooms this fall, […]

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Recent Webinars & Events

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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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Summer 2004 Breakfast Series: Graduation Rates

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. The first session in the breakfast series featured the premier researchers in the United States currently examining high school graduation rates.

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First Annual American High School Policy Conference

On Nov. 17 and 18, 2003, the Alliance for Excellent Education held its first annual invitation conference on the American high school to discuss some of the most difficult challenges facing the nation’s secondary schools: literacy, adequacy, and equity. The conference brought together congressional staff, key decision-makers from the administration, policymakers, and other leaders from the education community to think about ways to assure that every American child has the opportunity to graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful transition into college or a rewarding job.The first day of the conference focused on the adolescent literacy challenge that confronts high schools and the role of the literacy coach in meeting this challenge. On the second day, participants examined the adequacy and equity debate surrounding education funding and the shared responsibility that local, state, and federal governments have in resolving funding differences between school districts.Go to the Alliance’s 2003 American High School Policy Conference Index Page for reports, PowerPoint presentations, and other documents that were released at the conference.

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Report Release: Every Child A Graduate: A Framework For An Excellent Education For All Middle And High School Students

Every Child A Graduate argues that America sorely needs a cohesive, coherent national policy to help the six million middle and high school students now at serious risk of failure. These are students who have been left behind in the educational reforms of the last decade, reforms that have primarily focused on the youngest children.

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Education News From Washington, DC—The Federal Role In Confronting The Crisis In

On October 19, the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted the latest in its series of interactive webinars on education news in Washington, DC. This webinar focused on the crisis in adolescent literacy, as well as state and federal efforts to improve reading and comprehension skills of America’s older students. The webinar included a short presentation followed by a question and answer session driven by questions from webinar participants.

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