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North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools

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The North Carolina School Superintendents Association has released the North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools. Developed through a collaborative effort among superintendents representing all school districts in North Carolina, the guide presents a unified vision for reforming public education in the state. It presents six key goals and areas of strategic focus: Prepared graduates […]

Virginia – The New Blueprint

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The New Blueprint for the Future of Public Education represents the response of the members of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) to the challenges associated with preparing students for the shifting demands of business and higher education in a dynamic global environment. Produced through extensive evaluation, discussion and consensus-building by Virginia’s school division leaders, this […]

Next Ed Next Steps

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The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) recently released Next ED Next Steps, a sequel to Next ED, the CAPSS Transformation Project Report. Next ED Next Steps chronicles what has been done to implement the recommendations that were made in the initial report and makes recommendations as to what needs to be done to continue […]

Delaware Student Success 2025 plan

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The Vision Coalition of Delaware collaborated with 4,000 Delawareans, including 1,300 students and recent graduates, to create the Student Success 2025 plan. This plan envisions a landscape of equitable opportunity where all Delaware students will receive the support they need to thrive, achieve and utilize their unique skills, interests and abilities effectively in an increasingly interconnected and complex world. The […]

Personalized Learning in Connecticut

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A Look to the Future: Personalized Learning in Connecticut is a new white paper published by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents. It defines personalized learning as a subset of student-centered learning and offers recommendations regarding steps that Connecticut school districts must take in order to remove barriers and create incentives for the transformation of […]

Illinois Vision 20/20

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Starting in November 2012, the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) partnered with Illinois Principals Association (IPA), the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity (SCSDD), and the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) to develop Illinois […]

America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts – Report

America's Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got That Way

Last month, the Center for American Progress released America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got that Way. This report identifies school districts with “greater-than-average student needs and less-than-average state and local revenue” by examining data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau Fiscal Survey.  Data analysis reveals that poorly funded local public school districts exist even in states […]

Public Education Matters – NYSCOSS

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The New York State Council of School Superintendents recently published Public Education Matters: Leadership, Leverage and Learning. Developed by a committee of superintendents from across the state, this report presents a vision for reclaiming the promise of New York public schools and seeks to remind all New Yorkers of the core beliefs underlying public education during a […]

Make Assessment Matter

NWEA has published Make Assessment Matter, a new report that describes what teachers, students and district administrators believe about assessment. Based on public opinion research conducted by Grunwald & Associates, this report is intended to help inform the dialogue on assessment and keep the focus on student learning. Key findings: Students want a voice on assessments […]

New York State’s Extreme School Segregation – Report

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The Civil Rights Project recently published New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future. This report synthesizes more than 60 years of research on school desegregation. The authors argue that “real integration” is a vital goal to pursue in a growing multiracial society. Even if equality can be reached between racially isolated […]

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