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Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2016
Much has been written on the subject of school turnaround, but relatively little about how to "pay for" turnaround-related work. Turning around low-performing schools not only requires changing instructional and related practices, but changing spending patterns as well. Too often education dollars are spent on the same costs from…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Federal Aid, State Agencies, Funding Formulas
White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2004
This issue of R&D Alert addresses special education primarily for an audience of general educators and policymakers. As the lead article discusses, the plight of students with disabilities and other special needs is increasingly the concern of all educators, not just those with a particular background in special education. The lead article…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Dietel, Ron – Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL) at WestEd, 2004
A variety of testing methods can be extremely useful in finding out whether children who are experiencing learning difficulties may have one or more learning disabilities. This is an important and valuable role for testing. Another important issue concerns how best to ensure fairness for a learning disabled student when he or she must take a…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, Testing, Standardized Tests