Concerned with the persistently low academic outcomes and graduation rates of students with disabilities, the federal government a few years back decided to transform the way it worked with states on special education accountability. The new approach, termed “Results-Driven Accountability,” shifted beyond a focus on procedural requirements toward an emphasis on performance. States were charged […]
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Education leaders working to improve systems for serving students with disabilities throughout the state.
The two resources highlighted in this Spotlight support state education agency leaders in identifying and addressing long-standing systemic inequities.
Colorado, Indiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont education leaders share the lessons they've learned while creating and implementing results-based accountability and support systems.
Study of California's Special Education Funding System Uncovers Opportunities to Realign Funding to Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities
WestEd's second report of a two-part study provides considerations for changes to the state's special education funding policy that are focused on creating a more equitable, effective funding system.
Learn about professional learning opportunities and resources to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for English Learners.
Our most accessed resources offer educators guidance on a range of topics, including practicing and prioritizing self-care and strategies for trauma-informed distance learning.
The resources we highlight this month offer chief financial officers and other education leaders guidance on creating and managing funding systems that promote equitable outcomes for students. With new federal relief on the way, we hope this collection proves helpful in decision-making around the safe continuation of schooling and plans for accelerated learning.
Many students with disabilities and their families continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The resources highlighted in this Spotlight offer concrete guidance for school and district administrators, and useful tips for teachers, teacher educators, and communities of practice.