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| Performance assessments provide students with authentic ways to demonstrate learning, cultivate academic knowledge and 21st-century skills, and prepare for college-level work. School, district, and network leaders should use quality criteria to examine their performance-based assessment policies and structures to foster deeper learning for all students.
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Elementary school boy getting off a yellow school bus.
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| Examining five school districts committed to serving students experiencing homelessness, researchers explore how districts fund and staff their programs; how federal, local, and district policies can strengthen supports; and how districts identify and address the needs of this vulnerable student group.
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| Principal leadership can have a substantial influence on school conditions, teacher retention, and students’ learning. But how can principals learn to be good leaders? A study of California principals examines their professional learning experiences and sheds light on how high-quality, preservice and in-service principal learning can foster positive outcomes in schools.
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| Research shows that exclusionary discipline practices like suspensions and expulsions are ineffective at improving school safety and deterring infractions, may have a long-lasting negative impact on students, and disproportionately affect students based on their gender, race, school level, and disability status.
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Blog Series: Educating the Whole Child, on Attendance Matters by Hedy N. Chang
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| Early data suggest chronic absence has doubled nationwide. Sixteen million students—or one out of every three—are now missing so much school that they are at risk academically. Fortunately, research and experience offer effective strategies for addressing chronic absences.
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| Relatively few studies have successfully linked specific features of principal learning to teacher and student outcomes. To begin to address this gap in the literature, LPI researchers conducted a study of the relationship between principal learning opportunities (both preservice preparation and in-service professional development) and key outcomes for the teachers and students in their schools.
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| In this issue of the Reimagining College Access Newsletter: a new Complete College America report on the use of k–12 performance assessments in college advising and placement, RCA presentations at upcoming national conferences, and a newly released College Completion Strategy Guide offers direction on evidence-based strategies to advance equitable outcomes for college students.
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Elementary school boy getting off a yellow school bus.
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| The school conditions and educational outcomes California students in foster care experience may be impacted by a range of challenges associated with multiple school moves and barriers to important supports at the school and state levels. Effective processes and policies that span the state’s education system and the foster care system can help create a coordinated web of supports to enhance student outcomes.