States have the resources to identify innovative local programs that show promise, support their further development, and disseminate information about them across the state. Efforts such as these assign importance to the identification and support of promising programs and practices that exist throughout schools, including those initiated by tribes, schools, districts, and resource partners.

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    • Thumbnail of title section Promising Programs and Practices: Support of Native Education Quick Reference
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      • Stimulating Innovation (or Making Innovation Meaningful Again)

        The Center on Innovations in Learning’s Handbook on Innovations and Learning describes states’ intentional search for locally generated promising programs and practices.

      • Project Evident

        Project Evident offers services to states and districts focused on using evidence to improve decision making and drive better and more sustainable outcomes.

      • Proving Ground

        Proving Ground, out of Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research, helps states and districts identify and test evidence-based solutions to specific challenges to student achievement.

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    • The Promising Programs and Practices category has four demonstrations of effective integration.

      1. The state identifies successful local programs and practices that benefit Native students and their families.
      2. The state supports expansion of promising programs and practices to other locations. 
      3. The state collaborates with tribes to learn how the state can support local programs and practices that benefit Native students and their families. 
      4. The state ensures the interests of Native students and their families are incorporated into the design and adoption of all state programs.