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Category: POLICY

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    Revocation of parental consent: State approaches

    1/2/10 - Eve Müller

    "The purpose of the present document is to determine whether revocation of parental consent is currently posing a challenge for states and to describe how states are responding to this new provision. Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) completed this document as part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). "

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    State Complaints: Summary of How States Apply the Exceptional Circumstances Extension

    1/23/10 - Regional Resource Center Program,

    "The brief publication is provided to assist states in making decisions about when to extend timelines for state complaints. This document is not intended to provide official guidance, but is a tool to prompt further state discussion."

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    States’ Accommodations Policies for Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) in 2008–2009

    1/2/10 - Sheryl S. Lazarus, Damien C. Cormier, Melissa Crone, Martha L. Thurlow

    "The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has tracked and analyzed states’ accommodations policies for 17 years. This report presents the results of an analysis of states’ accommodations policies for the alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS), and compares these policies with the states’ regular assessment accommodations policies. This is the first time that NCEO has published a report that is specifically focused on AA-MAS accommodations...

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    Strengthening Partnerships and Building Public Will for Out-of-School Time Programs

    1/30/10 - National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families,

    "City officials are well positioned to support the development of strong partnerships with key sectors of the community to increase the number and quality of out-of-school time programs. This guide highlights three key strategies that mayors and other city leaders can use to promote partnerships and build public will in support of out-of-school time programs: Engage and involve a broad set of partners to take full advantage of all community resources; Keep out-of-school time on the public...

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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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    The Impact of Advanced Placement Incentive Programs

    1/2/10 - Michael S. Holstead, Terry E. Spradlin, Margaret E. McGillivray, Nathan Burroughs

    "This Education Policy Brief will examine, in particular, the incentive programs for the most popular and widespread of the accelerated education programs, the Advanced Placement (AP) program. After a brief historical overview of the AP program and a discussion of its merits, the brief will look into the various types of incentive programs found in the U.S. today, highlighting, in particular, several prominent or notable incentive programs. The Policy Brief will also examine some of the...

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    The Impact of School Closures on Homeless Students in New York City

    1/19/10 - Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness

    Closing “poorly-performing schools” and opening small schools from which families can choose is not new educational policy for New York City; however its impact on all students has not been thoroughly evaluated. It is therefore imperative that we review the effects of these policy developments on high-needs students, specifically the most overlooked—students experiencing homelessness. For the rising number of students who are already housing displaced, becoming educationally displaced...

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    The National Policy Landscape

    1/13/09 - Kozleski, Elizabeth B.

    Gives an overview of state and national policies on EIS, PBS, disproportionality, etc.

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    Top Tips for State Dispute Resoultion System Managers

    1/16/09 - Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education,

    "Following an extensive review, CADRE identified four States with exemplary dispute resolution systems that provide effective processes for written complaints, mediation, due process hearings, and alternate dispute resolution. In September 2009, CADRE brought together representatives from each of these States. Dee Ann Wilson of Iowa, Jo Anne Pool Blades of Oklahoma, Kerry Smith of Pennsylvania, and Jack Marker of Wisconsin convened in Eugene, Oregon for a dynamic exchange of ideas and...

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    Turning Around, Transforming, and Continuously Improving Schools: Federal Proposals are Still Based on a Two- Rather than a Three- Component Blueprint

    1/20/10 - Center for Mental Health in Schools,

    "We begin our analysis with a discussion of the lenses through which systemic problems are viewed by federal policy makers and use the school turnaround models to illustrate the dilemma confronting efforts to enable equity of opportunity. Then, we broaden the analysis to include current priorities for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as outlined in the U. S. Department of Education’s A Blueprint for Reform. Our findings highlight the ongoing marginalization...

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