Resources from the Field

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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.

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.

February 2018 | Opening Doors, Changing Futures
Appalachian Higher Education Network

This report focuses on rural postsecondary education and workforce development opportunities in 10 Appalachian states.

February 2018 | Preparing Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities for Work: What School Leaders Need to Know About the New Legal Landscape
Institute for Educational Leadership

This policy brief provides school leaders with information about transition programs to help students succeed in postsecondary education and gain employment.

January 2018 | EDUCATION DATA 101 A Briefing Book for Policymakers
Data Quality Campaign

This briefing book outline “8 things to know about data in education” for policymakers.

January 2018 | Faculty Collaboration and Technology in the Liberal Arts: Lessons from a Teagle Grant Program
Ithaka S+R

This report features lessons learned from Teagle Foundation-funded projects that incorporate online learning into postsecondary liberal arts programs.