Resources

Structuring and Operating a Book Study
2022
Brad Keller, Sheila Brookes, Kerri Wills

This document guides you through the process of setting up and running a book study about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belongingness, so we can better create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone feels they belong. Books on these topics provide tools and context to navigate race, age, physical ability, religion, and sexual orientation. In this context, the topics relate to the workplace and education. The books that you and your colleagues read should teach respect, compassion, and dignity for others.

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Social Emotional Learning Needs and Strategies
2022
Shauna Harps, Atsushi Miyaoka

State education agency leaders have worked to identify ways to support students’ social and emotional health, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This topical brief summarizes state social and emotional learning needs and strategies in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, as outlined in American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief plans. 

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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of West Virginia's Students
2022
Sheila J. Brooks, Jobi Lawrence, Mihiri Silva, Joanna Bivins

With support from West Virginia Department of Education’s OSSW, R5CC developed an infographic to help spread the word to legislators, advocates, policy-and decision-makers, and school districts about Supporting the Mental Health Needs of West Virginia’s students.

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State Technology Needs and Strategies
2022
Atsushi Miyaoka, Shauna Harps

As schools transitioned to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state education leaders assessed their technology systems and students’ ability to conduct remote school activities. This topical brief summarizes state technology needs and strategies in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, as outlined in American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief plans.

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Managing Teacher Leadership
2022
Matthew Finster, Amy Lamitie, Clarissa McKithen

This online resource aims to increase awareness and understanding of how to design, implement, and evaluate a formal teacher leadership program in a school building or district. The resource presents nine sequenced modules that describe components critically important to managing a teacher leadership program. Each self-paced module provides an overview of relevant information and related research about teacher leadership and links readers to planning tools, templates, and other materials, which district and school staff can use in the design and development of teacher leadership programs. 

 

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MOEquity Tool
2021
Jennifer Piscatelli, Amanda Brown

The federal American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARP) ESSER III aid requirements include a new maintenance of equity (MOEquity) provision for SEAs and LEAs. MOEquity provisions ensure, if funding reductions are needed, that state and local per-pupil funding is not disproportionately reduced in the highest-poverty districts and in high-poverty schools, and that LEAs do not disproportionately reduce the number of staff in high-poverty schools. The Summary of MOEquity Requirements is written to help district leaders understand the specifics of the MOEquity provision as it applies to LEAs. The accompanying tool then allows district leaders to enter school enrollment, funding and staffing data to determine if the MOEquity provision is being met in their high-poverty schools.

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Summary of MOEquity Requirements and Calculations for LEAs
2021
Jennifer Piscatelli, Amanda Brown

The federal American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARP) ESSER III aid requirements include a new maintenance of equity (MOEquity) provision for SEAs and LEAs. MOEquity provisions ensure, if funding reductions are needed, that state and local per-pupil funding is not disproportionately reduced in the highest-poverty districts and in high-poverty schools, and that LEAs do not disproportionately reduce the number of staff in high-poverty schools. The Summary of MOEquity Requirements is written to help district leaders understand the specifics of the MOEquity provision as it applies to LEAs. The accompanying tool then allows district leaders to enter school enrollment, funding and staffing data to determine if the MOEquity provision is being met in their high-poverty schools.

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Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in District Budget Decisions

An important tool for making strategic budget decisions is cost-effectiveness analysis. Cost-effectiveness analyses allow decision makers to compare multiple investment options on the basis of both how effective they are in achieving your goals and on relative costs. The Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Brief provides an introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis.

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