The Alliance for Excellent Education encourages policies supporting high school reform and increased student achievement and attainment, particularly through an emphasis on deeper learning, digital learning, and the Common Core State Standards. The Alliance will help education leaders recognize and reflect on how local implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can promote deeper learning student outcomes and will host activities related to the release of the results of the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Its work will inform leaders who look to support innovation for better student outcomes that align with deeper learning.
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for general operating support
The All4Ed is a national nonprofit that seeks to eliminate the predictive power of economic disadvantage by ensuring that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and life. The group supports federal and state policy and programmatic efforts that eradicate systemic biases and promote opportunities for historically underserved students. All4Ed works on programs that builds awareness, understanding, and support for eliminating disparities in K-12 education. This grant supports the general operations of All4Ed. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)
for policy development and advocacy to promote deeper learning
This grant would enable the Alliance for Excellent Education to promote nationwide policy reforms that support deeper learning through implementation of the Common Core standards and beyond. The Alliance plans to strengthen public will for reform by disseminating proof points and to broaden and fortify the reform community with information and coordination of civil rights and equity, business, and educator organizations.
for outreach and research on U.S. results on the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment
The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. This grant will support AEE to coordinate the announcement of U.S. scores on the 2012 PISA assessment by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Secretary- General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as well as support a series of AEE-organized events and research addressing what the PISA results mean for the United States. This "PISA Day" on December 3, 2013 and related preparatory and follow-up events will help concentrate the attention of policymakers and education reformers on the important role that high-quality assessments play to advance the Common Core State Standards and Deeper Learning outcomes—assessment of knowledge and skills for at least 15% of U.S. schoolchildren is a key strategic goal of Hewlett’s Deeper Learning initiative.