SAVE THE DATES: Upcoming Alliance Webinars on Homeless Students, MetLife Teacher Survey, and International Education Lessons

Over the next week, the Alliance for Excellent Education will hold three interactive webinars. For additional information on each webinar and instructions on how to RSVP, click on its hyperlink below.

Thursday, March 24: Foreclosed Futures, Part I: The Impact of Homelessness on a Student's EducationFeaturing Phillip Lovell, vice president of federal advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education, and Barbara Duffield, policy director at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), this webinar will feature the personal stories of four homeless students who will talk about what it means to be homeless, as well as the challenges they face to graduate from high school.

Friday, March 25: The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: College and Career Readiness and the Implications for TeachingThis webinar will focus on the findings of the 2010 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher released this month in two parts. Part 1: Clearing the Path examines the importance of being college and career ready, what this level of preparation includes, and what it may take to get there. Part 2: Teaching Diverse Learners (coming March 23) looks at differences in student needs, how teachers address them, and how well students feel their needs are being met. William R. Hite, Jr., PhD, Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland); Kelly Kovacic, The Preuss School University of California–San Diego; Dana Markow, PhD, Harris Interactive; Susan Traiman, Business Roundtable; Dennis White, MetLife Foundation; and Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education will discuss the survey findings and their implications for shaping educational policies, including key elements in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the nation’s primary federal law governing K–12 education.

Monday, March 28: Teacher and Leader Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from High-Performing Education Systems: Featuring Linda Darling-Hammond, codirector, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), Bob Wise, president, Alliance for Excellent Education, and Robert Rothman, senior fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education, this webinar will highlight some of the lessons learned about teacher-effectiveness policy from Finland, Ontario, and Singapore. Darling-Hammond and Rothman, coeditors of a new report, Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in High-Performing Education Systemswill present findings from the report and video clips of senior policy officials who have studied the three systems.

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