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District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and Districts, 2nd Edition
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District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and...

This updated document guides state education agencies and districts in assessing a district’s readiness to support school turnaround initiatives.
Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing the Silent Recession
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Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing...

This paper describes how districts throughout California are addressing these financial challenges. The paper draws from research literature and interviews with business leaders from school ...
English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
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English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives (Consensus Study...

This book examines the research on English language learners' learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects, and provides guidelines on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these ...

Literacy

Developing Foundational Reading Skills in the Early Grades: Teaching Decoding Skills Through Small-Group Lessons
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Developing Foundational Reading Skills in the Early Grades: Teaching Decoding Skills Through...

This paper discusses the instruction and development of foundational reading skills, with a particular focus on how to help students in the early grades learn to decode, or pronounce, words.
Cover for Leading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach
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Leading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach

Access clear, on-the-ground guidance for improving student reading across secondary schools and colleges.
Cover for Move On When Reading: Implementation of a Third Grade Retention Policy in Arizona
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Move On When Reading: Implementation of a Third Grade Retention Policy in Arizona

Learn about the initial implementation and key findings to date of Arizona's third grade retention policy.