The Center for Digital Learning Policy is a division of the Alliance for Excellent Education that advances an ambitious agenda for national, federal, state and district policy reform efforts relating to the effective use of technology in K-12 public schools. The Center's definition of digital learning is broad and includes all aspects of teaching and learning. The Center is a strong proponent of supporting teachers, school leaders, districts and states as they navigate the shift to more robust, digital learning environments. The work of the Center includes the development of publications, policy briefs, and case studies highlighting promising practice. The Center seeks to connect the use of digital learning in support of the Alliance’s major policy areas, such as deeper learning, linked learning, teacher effectiveness, English language learners and literacy, common core state standards implementation, and assessment/accountability.
Two key initiatives under the Center are Digital Learning Day and Project 24. Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of schools and school districts that use effective applications of education technology to support teachers, improve learning, and help students achieve at their highest potential. Project 24 is a ground-breaking new initiative to help school districts plan for and effectively use technology and digital learning.
The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.
The Alliance works to encourage the development and implementation of federal and national policies that support effective high school reform and increased student achievement and attainment. It works to synthesize and distribute research and information about promising practices that enlightens the national debate about education policies and options. The Alliance provides sound, objective, nonpartisan advice that informs decisions about policy creation and implementation. Working with educators, researchers, business leaders, citizen groups, and decisionmakers at the local, state, and national levels, the Alliance develops federal policy recommendations and advocates to policymakers in the federal government.