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Supporting English Learners with Disabilities

Equitable education means overcoming challenges in identification, staff training, and funding.

Debunking Myths about Students with Disabilities

State policy should confront the pervasive low expectations that the outcomes reveal.


Understanding Special Education Teacher Shortages

State policies meaningfully affect recruitment and retention.


Reenvisioning the Future with Universal Design for Learning

Build a system that supports each student rather than a mythical average one.


Supporting Students with Disabilities throughout the Year

The data point up a need for services that extend beyond the school year.


Ensuring Students with Disabilities Leave School Ready to Succeed

State boards can watch policies for red flags that hold students back.


Equity and English Learners Post-Pandemic

State leaders should ramp up supports for EL students and their families.


Achieving Racial Justice in PreK-12 Education

Progress is possible. Back to normal is not good enough.


Designing for Equity

It takes a whole community to lift up policies and practices that support equity and end those that don't.