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New Literacy Resources for Grades 4-8!

Literacy Leads, Content Follows, Students Thrive provides advice for grades 4-8 literacy leaders in grades 4-8 in disrupted environments. The guide provides guidance to help teachers adapt to working in multiple modes with increased flexibility and inventiveness while focusing instruction on the essential literacy skills needed to learn subject area content. Resources with evidence-based practices are linked throughout the document, providing “one stop” access to seminal documents.

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New Resource for Literacy Priorities in Local District ARP Plans

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has created opportunities for school districts to address students’ learning challenges originating from the pandemic by improving and augmenting existing programs. Literacy Priorities in Local District ARP Plans is an interactive template intended to guide state-level staff as they review, strengthen and monitor LEAs’ plans for accelerating literacy learning. The guide includes important questions to consider along with tips and relevant links for more information.

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Education Stories from the Field Phase 3 Timeline Launched!

Education Stories from the Field Phase 3: Planning for Recovery and Accelerated Learning

The National Center has published the third installment of these Stories from the Field, with new information taken from interviews conducted in summer 2021. In this update, we catch up with our four state chiefs in April 2021 to hear about their biggest focus areas and concerns as they prepare to bring the 2020-21 school year to a close, prepare for an unusual summer, and lay the groundwork for 2021-22.

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Implementing Trauma-Informed Approaches: Practitioners' Perspectives Roundtable

In this multimedia package created from a roundtable session, presenters share their experiences in implementing trauma-informed practices. As many U.S. schools begin returning to in-person or hybrid instruction, it is clear that the surge in mental health and socioemotional needs of students requires comprehensive systems and supports in schools. Presenters share their insights and experiences in implementing trauma-informed (TI) approaches in various school settings. The panelists provide an overview of the planning process and implementation, both at the school- and district-level, starting from how they got the buy-in, the funding, the resources, as well as the challenges they faced and how they addressed them.

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