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June 23, 2017

Connecting Curriculum and Professional Learning in Schools

This paper from the Aspen Institute is a resource for state and district leaders looking to improve instructional outcomes for students by improving teacher development in their schools. The paper reviews research, provides examples of innovative state practices, and offers recommendations.

June 16, 2017

NASBE Policy Update Series on ESSA's Fifth Indicator

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has created a series of short briefs that explore the "fifth indicators" that can be included in state plans for accountability purposes (e.g., career and technical education, social and emotional learning). Each brief highlights what states have proposed in their ESSA plans so far and offers key considerations for state boards that are refining plans for a September submission.

June 6, 2017

EdReports Releases New ELA Reviews, an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education, releases three new ELA textbook reviews. The evidence-based reviews are conducted by expert educators and equips teachers with textbooks reviews that aid educators in adoption and instructional decisions.