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Area: STATE:equitable resources development and distribution

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    Access to Pre-K education under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

    1/31/10 - Education Law Center,

    "Under federal law, states are required to ensure that homeless children have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and its limitations and describes policies that can help increase the number of homeless children included in pre-k programs. It is intended to serve as a resource for state policy makers and advocates seeking to maximize...

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    An early look at the Economic Stimulus Package and the public schools: Perspectives from state leaders

    1/7/09 - Center on Education Policy,

    "This report looks at the early efforts of states to implement the elementary and secondary education provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The findings are drawn from a survey of officials in state education agencies and governors’ offices in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Key findings concern the financial condition of state education budgets, progress toward meeting the reform assurances, interest in national content standards and the Race to the Top...

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    Building an early childhood professional development system

    1/10/10 - Rachel Demma

    "Specialized knowledge of how young children develop and learn is critical for members of the early childhood workforce. All members of this workforce need access to preparation programs at two- and four-year colleges and opportunities for ongoing education and development. Unfortunately, many states are not collecting data about professional qualifications and ongoing professional development that could inform measures of program quality and child outcomes."

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    Children's Mental Health: What every policymaker should know

    1/16/10 - Shannon Stagman, Janice L. Cooper

    Mental health is a key component in a child’s healthy development; children need to be healthy in order to learn, grow, and lead productive lives. The mental health service delivery system in its current state does not sufficiently meet the needs of children and youth, and most who are in need of mental health services are not able to access them. With the addition of effective treatments, services, and supports, the mental health system can become better equipped to help children and...

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    Developing the capacity for scaling up the effective use of evidence-based programs in State Departments of Education

    1/3/09 - Fixsen, D. L., Blase, K.A., Horner, R., Sugai, G.

    The significant investment in developing evidence-based practices and other innovations will be “worth it” if it helps further the education of students and benefit their families and communities. The State Implementation and Scaling up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center helps States establish adequate capacity to carry out effective implementation, organization change, and system transformation strategies to maximize the academic achievement and behavioral health outcomes for...

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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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    Including children with disabilities in state pre-k programs

    1/31/10 - Education Law Center,

    "States and local school districts are required by federal law to educate preschool age children with disabilities in typical early childhood programs alongside children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and sets forth a list of policy recommendations that can help ensure that children with disabilities receive an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. It is intended to serve as a...

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    Migrant students: Resources for migrant children similar to other students but achievement still lags

    1/9/10 - Florida Advisory Committee,

    "The Florida Advisory Committee (Committee) submits this report as part of its responsibility to study pressing civil rights issues in the State and report on its findings. The Committee discussed its concerns about civil rights issues facing the migrant community in Florida and equal education opportunity in a series of planning meetings, and from those meetings decided to examine the educational resources provided to migrant children in the State. This is a report by the Florida Advisory...

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    Miles to go Mississippi

    1/2/10 - Southern Education Foundation,

    "Mississippi is the only Southern state that has no statesupported pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program. This brief reviews how Mississippi is falling behind other states in the Deep South in early childhood education; why Mississippi needs a Pre-K program now; options for how the state can finance such a program; and current opportunities (even in economic hard times) for Mississippi to begin to build on existing assets to establish a Pre-K program for the benefit of all Mississippians in the...

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    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Opportunities and strategies to advance teacher effectiveness, part 2

    1/26/10 - National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality,

    "Modeled on a subway map—is a new tool designed to guide conversations between regional comprehensive center (RCC) and state education agency (SEA) staff on the strategic use of ARRA funds to improve teacher effectiveness and equitable distribution."

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