From Alignment to Action: Nevada’s Work to Expand Developmentally Appropriate Kindergarten Practices
This brief describes the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) efforts over the last several years to align and strengthen its system of supports for early childhood learning and development through grade 3.
Achieving a Shared Statewide Vision for Kindergarten in Hawai‘i
This brief describes the process the state education leaders in the OCID used to review and align the state agency’s vision for kindergarten with existing policy and developmentally appropriate practice while incorporating cultural elements.
Zone of Proximal Development: An Affirmative Perspective in Teaching ELLs
Learn how collaboration impacts the academic development of English language and multilingual learners.
What Are Social and Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education — and What Do They Have to Do with Critical Race Theory? A Primer
Ensuring equity in education, whereby all student groups attain comparable positive outcomes, is an ongoing challenge for policymakers and practitioners. While there is no single
Beyond SELThis audiocast series is designed to help educators equitably serve the whole-person needs of their communities. Each audiocast shares a story from a public school or district in the United States, describing their innovative, evidence-based approach to this work.
Schools on the MoveThis podcast highlights innovative and promising school practices across the country that enhance outcomes for students with disabilities and create teaching and learning opportunities for educators.
R&D Alert Print Editions
R&D Alert®, Vol. 19, No. 1
Trauma-informed practices, school climate, and work related to health, safety, and justice are highlighted in this issue of R&D Alert.
R&D Alert®, Vol. 18, No. 1
High school re-enrollees, school turnaround, leadership standards, and education technology are highlighted in this issue of R&D Alert.
Scaffolding Writing With the “Teaching and Learning Cycle” for Students in Grades 6–12
This article explains a process through which teachers can scaffold students’ successful writing called the “Teaching and Learning Cycle" to best serve multilingual learners as well as English-proficient students.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessments Help Identify Skill Gaps
In this paper, we review the status of states’ development of kindergarten readiness assessments (KRAs) and how states are using KRA data to profile skills at kindergarten entry, help track longitudinal progress, provide early warnings for needed intervention, and guide policy decisions.