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Noteworthy Provisions of the New Higher Ed Act Draft

Although much of Sen. Harkin’s new Higher Ed Act reauthorization bill is similar to the initial draft, we highlight three key new provisions.

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New Report: Supporting and Assessing Key Habits, Mindsets, and Skills in PreK-12

By Melissa Tooley

In a new report, Skills for Success: Supporting and Assessing Key Habits, Mindsets, and Skills in PreK-12, we highlight trends and raise important considerations for schools in supporting and assessing a more comprehensive set of student “skills for success”—and explore how assessments of these skills could be used to inform school improvement and accountability strategies.

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Financing Dual Language Learning: The Data Matter

Title III, the law that governs federal funding and programs for dual language learners, provides relatively small amounts of money to states. Importantly, though, lawmakers didn’t specify which source of data that the Department of Education should use to calculate those numbers.