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CA Special Education Funding System Study (Executive Summary)

California Special Education Funding System Study: A Descriptive Analysis of Special Education...

This Executive Summary outlines the current special education funding system identified in the report, California Special Education Funding System Study: A Descriptive Analysis of Special ...
NGSS Keep Teaching Science

Keep Teaching Science! Successful Strategies to Adapt K–12 Science Experiences for Distance Learning

This report from the NextGenScience team highlights strategies and hands-on examples of effective and equitable adaptations for science teaching and learning at a distance.
LACOE Case Study

Los Angeles County Office of Education Performance Task Development Project: A Case Study

This report provides insight into the Performance Task Development Project (PTDP), a partnership between the Building Educator Assessment Literacy (at WestEd) and the Stanford Center for ...

English Language Learners

Quality Education for ELLs/MLLS

Quality Education for ELLs/ MLLs: Why We Need It and How We Can Achieve It

This brief provides a rationale for educators to rethink and reinvent quality education for English language and multilingual learners.
Strategies to Identify and Support English Learners with Learning Disabilities: Review of Research and Resources

Resources and Strategies for Identifying and Supporting English Learners with Learning Disabilities

This updated research brief provides strategies and resources designed to help educators identify English learner students with learning disabilities and determine the best academic supports for them.
Scaffolding Writing through the Teaching and Learning Cycle

Scaffolding Writing Through the "Teaching and Learning Cycle"

Help your students become effective writers through scaffolding and the Teaching and Learning Cycle.