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Finding the Data

Education data are critical to understanding whether or not America’s children are getting the education they deserve and the education that will prepare them to be successful. Transparency in education data can help stakeholders celebrate well-deserved school successes and inform conversations about efforts to improve our schools.

Finding the Data : A State-by-State Assessment of Education Data Transparency provides a systematic and deeper understanding of how state education agencies compare across a set of 3 broad dimensions of education transparency: accessibility and access, quality, and disaggregation for key student groups. Parents, advocacy organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders need this information to understand the performance and quality of schools in their state. 

Read more about the report and access it here.

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Cultural Competency Series: Working Effectively with Diverse Youth & Families in Transition

Open Doors for Multicultural Families in Washington state works with culturally and linguistically diverse families of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Their bilingual/bicultural Family Support staff serves immigrant and refugee families as well as people of color in 9 languages. Open Doors’ Cultural Competency Series: Working Effectively with Diverse Youth & Families in Transition is an excellent set of videos for Parent Centers who seek training on communicating with diverse communities on disability-related topics.

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Buzz from the Hub | Accommodations to Support Student Learning and Assessment

This Buzz spotlights resources of high priority to Parent Centers, families, schools, and students themselves: supporting student learning and performance by providing accommodations in the classroom and during state assessments; and promoting school safety by ensuring that school resource officers (SROs) in our schools are appropriately trained and clear about their roles and the limits of their authority.

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