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In a State of Flux, Part Two:

In partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, Education First developed a comprehensive “State of State Assessments: Part Two” report summarizing the challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing innovative summative assessment systems. The report builds on a 2018 “State of...
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Making the Most of Grantmaking

Rigorous and transparent open Request for Proposals (RFP) processes are one strategy grantmakers can use to source, vet and select high-potential grantees. Done well, RFPs can introduce funders to new ideas and grantees while fostering more equitable and effective grantmaking....
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Making the Most of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives all states the chance to dramatically change the way they approach and think about public education. “Making the Most of ESSA” is a reference guide designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders leverage...
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Districts Rising Briefs

In Districts Rising, we tell the stories of ten school districts and their efforts to raise student achievement and prepare students for college and career. Each brief in the series focuses on one school district: Aldine Independent School District (Texas);...
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