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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 ...

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.