From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate Report (PDF)
August 28, 2008
This report outlines the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Framework for Action to Improve Secondary Schools, which reflects the consensus among educators, researchers, policymakers, and other authorities on the specific problems of secondary schools, as well as on the research- and best-practice-supported solutions to those problems. Taken together, the seven policy areas contained within the framework offer a comprehensive and systemic approach to secondary school reform.
Dropouts, Diplomas, and Dollars: U.S. High Schools and the Nation’s Economy Report (PDF)
August 27, 2008
The United States can no longer absorb the costs and losses associated with an education system that produces more than 1.2 million dropouts every year. This report examines the impact of this crisis on the dropouts themselves, as well as its effect on the economy, social fabric, and security of the nation, states, and local communities.
Federal Support for Adolescent Literacy: A Solid Investment Issue Briefs (PDF)
June 12, 2007
In March 2007, legislation was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to authorize the Striving Readers program, designed to support high-quality reading and writing instruction for millions of students in grades 4–12. But skeptics may wonder: Is there sufficient research to justify a major new federal investment in this area? As this Issue Brief shows, there have been significant findings related to instruction in grades 4-12, the knowledge base on adolescent literacy continues to expand, and the research does indeed provide a solid foundation for effective policymaking.
Investing in the Education of Older Students: A Summary of the Evidence
November 1, 2003
Out of Print
Presents the conclusions of noted economists who looked at this question for the Alliance, as well as a compilation of additional research from other sources. This report represents a summary of the two reports: Public and Private Benefits of Education for At-Risk Youth and the Alliance for Excellent Education Framework and Analytical Framework for Assessing the Potential Return on a Federal Investment in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s “Every Child a Graduate."
Investing in Excellence: Making Title I Work for All Children
September 3, 2002
Out of Print
Investing in Excellence: Making Title I Work for All Children shows how the federal government can lead the way in providing states and local school districts with the resources necessary to address the challenge and realize the vision—by fully funding Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I can be the driving force for educational excellence for all students by providing funds to reduce class size, train teachers, offer after-school and summer enrichment, deliver tutoring, and update curricula.