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Fair and Equitable Reductions to State Education Budgets: Evidence and Considerations for the...

In this paper, WestEd authors suggest three key strategies intended to help ensure that any cuts in education expenditures as a result of a likely recession are fair and equitable.
Should Schools be Conducting Lockdown Drills?
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Should Schools Be Conducting Lockdown Drills?

This brief offers a summary of arguments and evidence for and against using school lockdown drills to prepare for mass shootings.
Strategies for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning
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Strategies for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning

To help educators use trauma-informed teaching practices in distance learning contexts, this brief offers strategies for recognizing and responding to students’ social and emotional needs while ...

Early Childhood Development & Learning

Behavioral Assessment of Baby’s Emotional & Social Style (BABES) Toolkit
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Behavioral Assessment of Baby’s Emotional & Social Style (BABES) Toolkit: Intervention...

The BABES Toolkit assists early childhood professionals to identify, and to help families address, areas in which their infants and toddlers may be exhibiting challenging behavior.
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Including Relationship-Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care: Implications for Practice and...

This brief describes the practices and provides the research to support relationship-based infant and toddler care.
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Incorporating Early Learning Strategies in the School Improvement Grants (SIG) Program: How Three...

This resource examines case studies of schools that used SIG funds to implement early learning strategies.