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Jan 11, 2021
The National Center released a set of seven policy briefs designed to support states and regional centers to better understand the different types of school choice policies that exist: charter schools, private school choice programs, homeschooling, virtual schooling, dual enrollment, and open enrollment. The seventh brief examines how each of these school choice policies plays out in rural communities. These policies include a range of options…
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Dec 21, 2020
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands and the Region 2 Comprehensive Center (R2CC) are seeing exciting early benefits of collaborating to provide coordinated support to states and districts in our region. While the REL and the R2CC both provide technical assistance, we have different but complementary areas of focus. The Comprehensive Center Network supports states and districts in identifying, implementing, and…
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Dec 17, 2020
The National Center has received Department of Education funding to guide and support a diverse cohort of local education agencies (LEAs) in their efforts to improve the usefulness of school-by-school per-pupil expenditure data and enhance decision making capacity about resource allocations, particularly among parents and other education advocates, school board members and administrators. The National Comprehensive Center is offering around 10…
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Dec 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions in the teacher workforce, including reductions-in-force due to budget cuts, hesitation from teachers to return in-person to the classroom, and relaxed standards for entering the profession. Given the disruptions to students’ learning over the  past year, it is critical that districts thoughtfully design selection processes to identify the most promising teacher candidates. In Strengthening the…
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Dec 11, 2020
What have we learned about dyslexia’s causes? How do we determine its presence? How do we support students with dyslexia as well as their parents? Conclusive answers have not been fully identified, and more reflection is needed; however, results inform new perspectives in data analysis and use of accommodations and resources to support student success. Here is link to the blog