Archive for the ‘Papers/Briefs’ Category

The District Guide to ESSA and the Importance of Meaningful Engagement: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next
12/11/2016

The District Guide to ESSA and the Importance of Meaningful Engagement: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next

Partners for and our state Partners have collaborated to produce A District Guide to ESSA and the Importance of Stakeholder Engagement – a guide to support districts and schools as they participate in state-level decision-making, and begin to prepare for what learn more >

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #2 – Reader’s Guide
12/06/2016

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #2 – Reader’s Guide

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released its second ESSA State Plan draft on November 22, 2016. ISBE and Partners for jointly developed a second Reader’s Guide to accompany the draft plan #2.

As part of ISBE’s efforts to gather feedback learn more >

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #1 – Reader’s Guide
11/01/2016

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #1 – Reader’s Guide

On August 25th, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) posted their ESSA State Plan Draft #1 for public comment. On September 1st, Partners for released a Reader’s Guide for the ISBE ESSA State Plan Draft #1. The Reader’s Guide is designed to assist ISBE learn more >

NJDOE ESSA Handouts
10/01/2016

NJDOE ESSA Handouts

In an effort to support the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) as they engaged with a group of stakeholders with representatives from across the education landscape, Partners for produced a series of “Handouts” focusing on sections of ESSA of particular relevance to their input learn more >

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for Community Schools Strategies
09/07/2016

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for Community Schools Strategies

The passage of the ESSA includes important accountability provisions that advance the principle that student success and school quality are measured by more than just academic test scores. Rather, a comprehensive approach to school improvement requires intentional investment in a whole-child, whole-school effort, where students, learn more >

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois
09/07/2016

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

The passage of the ESSA includes important accountability provisions regarding English learners (ELs) that further emphasize that the educational experience of and goals for EL students are not an isolated set of challenges. Rather, the ways learn more >

“In Consultation With…” The Case for Meaningful Engagement
06/20/2016

“In Consultation With…” The Case for Meaningful Engagement

Written to accompany the SEA Handbook for Meaningful Engagement, this document examines why the stakes are high, why equity MUST drive accountability—and ESSA— decisions, and how an examination of stakeholder engagement promising practices and cautionary tales can help illustrate the need for efforts to learn more >

ESSA: Implications for Equity
06/01/2016

ESSA: Implications for Equity

In an effort to understand the implications of ESSA in our Anchor States, Partners for developed a series of reports summarizing expectations and opportunities under ESSA and their implications in the Pre-ESSA landscape in each state.

California
Colorado
Georgia
Illinois
Mississippi
New Jersey
Ohio

Report: Equal Opportunity for Deeper Learning
10/30/2015

Report: Equal Opportunity for Deeper Learning

Produced in Collaboration with Jobs for the Future, this report  was written by Pedro Noguera, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Diane Friedlaender as part of the Deeper Learning Research Series: Students at the Center.

The quality of instruction for low-income students and students of color is increasingly learn more >

LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA IN CALIFORNIA: How to Monitor Progress and Learn from A Grand Experiment
11/30/2014

LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA IN CALIFORNIA: How to Monitor Progress and Learn from A Grand Experiment

Produced as pre-reading material for 2014’s LCFF conference at UC Berkeley, this report suggests core empirical questions that stem from key moving parts of the LCFF reform, digs deep into how eight districts frame the reform and the program models on which they will rely learn more >