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DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
The Portland Public Schools and Portland State University Dual Language Teacher Partnership

About the Portland Public Schools and Portland State University dual language teacher partnership.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Bilingual Teacher Fellows at Highline Public Schools

Lessons from bilingual teacher fellows at Highline Public Schools in Washington state.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Indispensable Policies & Practices for High-Quality Pre-K

A summary of policies and practices that are indispensable for high-quality teaching and learning in pre-K.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Seeing Clearly

How can state and local leaders tell if a school or district is doing a good job with English learners?


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Pioneering Change

An Oregon law broke new ground for data-driven support of low-performing districts for English learners across the state.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Connecting the Steps

Four key states are working to address the difficulties that often arise in the transition to kindergarten.


CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Rethinking Credential Requirements in Early Education

What if we could increase early childhood educators’ skills—and improve their job quality—without requiring them to pay for a degree?


PREK-12 EDUCATION
From Frenzied to Focused

How can school systems make principals’ roles more manageable while also ensuring that teachers are receiving the support they need?


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
One Size Doesn't Fit All

In too many cases, the needs of the bureaucracy win out over children’s developmental needs.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Recipe for Success

With new responsibility comes the need to deeply understand an inherently complex issue—educational assessment.


HIGHER EDUCATION
In the Interest of Few

If implemented, a federal student loan refinancing plan could cost taxpayers $58 billion, yet save the average household just $8 per month.


LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
From Online Testing to Online Learning

State-mandated online assessment may just be the push that finally brings every public school online.