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How are suspensions related to school climate in CA middle schools
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How Are Suspensions Related to School Climate in California Middle Schools?

This report explores how recent changes in suspension rates at middle schools in California relate to changes in school climate. It uses the state’s data on out-of-school suspension rates and ...
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Loosening The Reins: Evidence and Considerations for Lifting Restrictions on Resources for Schools

This brief offers critical moves state policymakers can make to find the right balance between state control versus more local control during an economic recession.
Sim Scientist Modules
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SimScientists Suites for Distance Learning

This free selection of SimScientists modules help educators engage learners to use science and engineering practices actively, and integrate those practices with rich science content.

Schools, Districts, & State Education Systems

Federal Support for Education Innovation Through the Small Business Innovation Research Program
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Federal Support for Education Innovation Through the Small Business Innovation Research Program

This study is the first-ever extensive analysis of publicly available data on Small Business Innovation Research efforts specific to education.
Finding a Path Toward Equity: What States Can Learn from the Transformation of California’s School Funding Model
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Finding a Path Toward Equity: What States Can Learn from the Transformation of California’s...

Find out the history of one of California’s most significant education reforms, and learn valuable lessons applicable to all states pursuing a more equitable and transparent K–12 funding system.
Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: An Empirical Illustration of Models
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Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: An Empirical...

How can states best serve recently arrived English learner students in state accountability systems? This paper provides a range of ideas, resources, and tools.