Resources from the Field

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March 2018 | Supporting Dual Language Learner Success in Superdiverse PreK-3 Classrooms: The Sobrato Early Academic Language Model
Migration Policy Institute

This report addresses the growing need for effective approaches to teaching in classrooms where children come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

March 2018 | Targeted Teacher Recruitment
Education Commission of the States

This report explores recent legislation and key areas of teacher recruitment, and provides summary information on past years’ legislative activities.

March 2018 | Teacher Development and Advancement
Education Commission of the States

This report explores recent legislation related to teacher professional development and advancement, including targeted supports and leadership opportunities.

March 2018 | Teacher Evaluations
Education Commission of the States

This report explores recent legislation related to teacher evaluations, including trends and the use of student growth. It is one of three policy snapshots on this topic from Education Commission of the States.

March 2018 | The Language of the Classroom: Dual Language Learners in Head Start, Public Pre-K, and Private Preschool Programs
Migration Policy Institute

As preschools increase in language diversity and multiculturalism, traditional models are being challenged.

March 2018 | Using Social-Emotional Learning Data in the CORE Districts: Lessons Learned
Data Quality Campaign

This resource details how some CORE school districts have been measuring non-academic elements of school quality, like student engagement.

February 2018 | Divided Justice: Trends in Black and White Jail Incarceration 1990-2013
Vera Institute of Justice

This report finds that while African-American people are still overwhelmingly overrepresented in local jails nationally, black incarceration is falling while white incarceration is on the rise.

February 2018 | Funding Transparency Under ESSA
Education Commission of the States

This special report explains the new requirements states have in reporting per-pupil expenditures under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

February 2018 | High School Diploma Options That Meet Federal Graduation Rate Calculation Requirements
Education Commission of the States

This Education Trends report defines the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate and outlines three options outside of a regular high school diploma that can be included in this calculation.

February 2018 | How States Fund Pre-K: A Primer for Policymakers
Education Commission of the States

This report from Education Commission of the States details the variety of revenue available to fund pre-K programs, from local, state and federal levels.