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Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
Using Seattle Public Schools (SPS) as a model, this Alliance for Excellent Education report shows how high-quality curriculum and innovative school designs that support the use of students' home languages, as well as English, produce better outcomes for English language learners (ELLs). The report also shows how SPS develops educators who value…
Descriptors: International Schools, International Education, Global Approach, Secondary Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Building on its previous work examining education and the economy, the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), with generous support from State Farm[R], analyzed the economies of all fifty states and the District of Columbia to determine the economic benefits that states could see by improving high school graduation rates. Using a…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, High School Students, Dropouts, Human Capital
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Washington is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
America's K-12 education system faces three significant challenges: (1) increased global demands for skilled workers, (2) significant financial shortfalls, and (3) a looming teacher shortage. Independently, these factors present significant challenges for U.S. schools. In combination, they create a national imperative for swift action to create a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Shortage, Skilled Workers
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
Few people realize the impact that high school dropouts have on a community's economic, social, and civic health. Business owners and residents--in particular, those without school-aged children--may not be aware that they have much at stake in the success of their local high schools. Indeed, everyone--from car dealers and realtors to bank…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, High Schools, Dropouts, Economic Impact
Shipton, Stephanie – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
Research has shown that strong leadership support for whole school reform is critical to the successful turnaround of low-performing schools. Yet there is little discussion of how to successfully maintain changes in teaching, learning, and student outcomes when there is a changeover in school leadership. This profile highlights the efforts of…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, High Schools
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) NCLB Turns Five: Key Players in Reauthorization Process Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Landmark Education Law, Begin…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Public Education, Newsletters, Federal Government
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) State of American Business: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Says U.S. Could Face a "Severe Worker Shortage" Unless…
Descriptors: Public Education, Labor Supply, Demand Occupations, Human Capital
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2005
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) A State of the States Roundup: State Governors Address High School Reform and College Preparation; and (2) "Big…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, College Preparation, Public Education, Small Schools
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Prevails in Cutting Education Below Senate Bill and the President's Request: Final FY2005 Education Budget…
Descriptors: Budgets, Academic Achievement, Public Education, Academic Ability