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CA Special Education Funding System Study (Executive Summary)
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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
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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
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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 ...

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.