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Jan 20, 2021
The National Comprehensive Center has published a new resource announcing the development of a School Spending Data Archive. The archive will capture school-by-school spending figures reported by each state (as required by ESSA). The data are being aggregated, normed, and made comparable, publicly accessible, and aligned with other national-scale data sets, including those with student demographics and outcomes. The paper describes how these…
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Jan 19, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) has been meeting with representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to identify priorities for our second year of Technical Assistance (TA) and capacity building. Kentucky, like other states, has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It had to close and reopen schools, and then close again. Kentucky quickly implemented its robust plan for Nontraditional Instruction (NTI) to…
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Jan 11, 2021
The National Center released a set of seven policy briefs designed to support states and regional centers to better understand the different types of school choice policies that exist: charter schools, private school choice programs, homeschooling, virtual schooling, dual enrollment, and open enrollment. The seventh brief examines how each of these school choice policies plays out in rural communities. These policies include a range of options…
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Dec 21, 2020
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands and the Region 2 Comprehensive Center (R2CC) are seeing exciting early benefits of collaborating to provide coordinated support to states and districts in our region. While the REL and the R2CC both provide technical assistance, we have different but complementary areas of focus. The Comprehensive Center Network supports states and districts in identifying, implementing, and…
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Dec 17, 2020
The National Center has received Department of Education funding to guide and support a diverse cohort of local education agencies (LEAs) in their efforts to improve the usefulness of school-by-school per-pupil expenditure data and enhance decision making capacity about resource allocations, particularly among parents and other education advocates, school board members and administrators. The National Comprehensive Center is offering around 10…