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LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
When Degree Programs for Pre-K Teachers Go Online

Could online degree programs provide new opportunities? Or do they simply represent a new set of challenges related to quality and access?


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Educating California's English Learners

As districts move towards creating new bilingual programs, Chula Vista provides a good example of how to effectively scale them up.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Moving on Up?

Since the late 1990s, nearly two-thirds of selective public universities reduced the share of low-income students they enrolled.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Educating California's English Learners

This paper explores Westminster’s process in designing and implementing two distinct dual language immersion programs over two years.


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?