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    Final report: How district-wide systems change impacted LRE for students with severe disabilities

    1/23/10 - Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Sullivan, Amanda L., Equity Alliance at ASU

    "This final report chronicles the outcomes of the second generation National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI), Award Number # H326B020002. Built on the previous five years of innovative work from 1997-2002 (a $5 million award), NIUSI’s second round of funding ($3.5 million) produced important results that offer a district-wide blueprint for the design and delivery of least restrictive environments and access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities...

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    Frederick County Public Schools Culturally Responsive Student Services Team Reference Guide

    1/1/11 - Frederick County Public Schools Disproportionality Committee , Equity Alliance at ASU

    The guide is designed to be a quick reference for students services teams in order to prevent/and or reduce the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education. This quick reference effectively addresses the processes under which culturally responsive student services team operate. The guide should be used by student services teams as they engage in problem solving techniques to meet the academic and /or behavioral needs of students in...

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    Good professional development in schools: How does leadership contribute?

    1/7/10 - Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills

    This good practice report considers what makes continuing professional development work so well in successful schools. It identifies four key questions that effective school leaders regularly ask themselves about the quality of their arrangements for professional development. The report then sets out the key characteristics of good practice associated with the four areas and illustrates these to help all schools learn from the examples. It also identifies three barriers that confront schools.

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    Guide for Coaching Dialogues

    1/6/09 - Elaine Mulligan

    NIUSI-LeadScape coaching supports school leaders in their work to lead change, as well as serving as a model for school leaders to coach teachers and staff in implementing inclusive practices

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    How Administrators Can Help Novice Special Education Teachers Thrive: Induction Practices That Make a Difference

    1/1/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    Increasingly, principals play an important role in new special education teacher induction. Although novice special education teachers benefit from the same types of support and induction that their general education colleagues receive, certain aspects of their experience require additional attention. This Brief summarizes what principals can do—including promising practices—to help novice special education teachers thrive.

  • Implementing IDEA: A Guide for Principals

    1/1/01 - Council for Exceptional Children

    Implementing IDEA: A Guide for Principals is offered as a tool for ensuring that all children with disabilities learn, and that principals have the supports they need to implement IDEA.

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    Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade

    1/28/11 - Shanahan, T., Callison, K., Carriere, C., Duke, N. K., Pearson, P. D., Schatschneider, C., &, Torgesen, J.

    The fundamental assumption in this guide is that the objective of reading instruction is to give young readers the tools they need to understand increasingly sophisticated material in all subjects from elementary through later years of school. The practices recommended in this guide are therefore not an end in themselves, but the means to developing sound ability in reading comprehension. With this principle in mind, teachers should prepare their reading lessons in a way that encourages...

  • Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders

    2/16/14 - Laine, Sabrina; Sherratt, Ellen; Lasagna, Molly

    Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders addresses the specific roles education leaders have in ensuring that each classroom has the most effective teacher. Each chapter is tailored to an individual audience and focuses on the key policies they can influence. Improving Teacher Quality includes vignettes, strategies, and realistic action steps to give readers a jumping off point to begin what can seem like an overwhelming endeavor. Every chapter ends with a checklist to...

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    Including Preservice Special Education Teachers in Professional Development: Schools Challenges and Possibilities

    1/29/10 - Rosenberg, M. S., Brownell, M., McCray, E. D., deBettencourt, L. U., Leko, M., & Long, S.

    Understanding what is involved in implementing special education teacher preparation in Professional Development Schools is important to crafting effective partnerships between school faculty and teacher educators. Learn more about developing partnerships that are responsive to these preservice teachers’ needs.

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    Induction: A Brief Introduction for Beginning Special Education Teachers

    1/12/10 - National Center to Inform Policy and Practice

    Research suggests that strong induction and mentoring programs help novice special education teachers succeed during their first years of teaching. Many school districts have formal and informal induction programs. Learn more about the features of strong induction support in this Brief.

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    Instructional Challenges: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers

    1/20/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    Understanding the challenges that novice special education teachers encounter provides important information for administrators as they consider policies and procedures that support new teacher induction. Find out how administrators can help novice special education teachers address instructional challenges.

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