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Alliance for Excellent Education: Publications

The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) is "to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life." Based in Washington, D.C., Alliance publications include reports and fact sheets designed for use by journalists, policy experts, and others. Within its Publications area, visitors can look over...
American RadioWorks: Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GED

Many have heard of the General Educational Development (GED) test, but it might remain something of a mystery. Those who take this exam are hoping to have a second chance to finish high school (in a manner of speaking) and the thought is that it will lead to a better job or further education. This fascinating documentary takes a look at the world of the GED and it is presented by the American...
Brown Center on Education Policy

The Brown Center on Education Policy is a part of the Brookings Institution that aims to explore "the challenges facing the American education system and to help identify practical policy solutions." The Center is home to the Brown Center Report on American Education, which has been published since 2000. The Report analyzes the state of American education using the latest measures of student...
Debates about the content and focus of United States history courses continue on in Texas

Board of Education may face controversy over new curriculum Curriculum debate marred by ideologues Texas Education Agency: Social Studies Expert Reviewers...
Frontline: Dropout Nation

Frontline has certainly done programs on education before, but this arresting program may be one of their best. The two hour program offers a look at students in crisis and those "waging a daily struggle to get them to graduate." On this site, visitors can watch the program in its entirety and also look over profiles of the young people featured in this documentary. In The Latest area, visitors...