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International Center for Leadership in Education: Willard Daggett
The International Center sponsors the Successful Practices Network, a nonprofit membership organization that provides a mechanism for schools to share data, experiences, technical assistance, and best practices with one another.
www.LeaderEd.com

National PTA: Every Child, One Voice
Parent information related to child development, ideas for helping students with academics at home, parent information in Spanish.
www.pta.org

New Horizons: Teaching and Learning Strategies
You will find information on some of the best researched and the most widely implemented methods of helping all students to learn more successfully, including how the teaching and learning strategies work, where they have been applied, and results. http://www.new-horizons.org/

Behavior Support

Nebraska Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

Diverse Learners

Continuous Improvement Process: Equity and Diversity

Achieving Diversity: Race-Neutral Alternatives in American Education U. S. Department of Education
www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/
edlite-raceneutralreport2.html

National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquint, or at Risk
neglected-delinquent.ed.gov

Early Childhood

Nebraska Department of Education Office of Early Childhood

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Early Childhood Education Assessment State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (ECEA SCASS)
The ECEA consortium’s focus is on early childhood learning and developmental outcomes, appropriate assessment, program evaluation, and using data for system accountability. https://ccsso.org/resource-library/topic/all

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines Ages for Birth to Age 5 https://www.education.ne.gov/oec/birth-to-age-5-programs/

Kindergarten-Primary Programs
https://www.education.ne.gov/oec/kindergarten-primary-programs/

Planning the Use of Time in Kindergarten
A brief discussion, including charts, of time-related issues in full- and half-day kindergarten programs.
PlanK.pdf

Position Statement Executive Summary
KStatement_exec_summary.pdf

Position Statement, May 2010
KStatement.pdf

English Language Learners

Nebraska Department of Education English Language Learners and Immigrant Education Webpage
English Language Learners and Immigrant Education Webpage

Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth – Executive Summary Edited by Diane August,Principal Investigator and Timothy Shanahan, Panel Chair
http://www.cal.org/projects/archive/nlpreports/Executive_Summary.pdf

The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Education Programs (NCELA) NCELA collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs.
https://ncela.ed.gov/

Center on Instruction: Practical Guidelines for the Instruction of English Language Learners: Research-Based Recommendations for Instruction and Academic Interventions

Center on Instruction Home Page
www.centeroninstruction.org

High Ability Learners

Nebraska Department of Education High Ability Learners Website
Nebraska Department of Education High Ability Learners Website

Genius Denied
Information from the Davidson Foundation on gifted issues for parents, educators and students. Contains articles on such topics as grade acceleration, instructional strategies, etc.
www.geniusdenied.com

Gifted Development Center
Information for parents and educators regarding gifted issues. Also contains information regarding dual identified gifted students.
www.gifteddevelopment.com

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
Website for parents and educators regarding instructional, social and emotional information about gifted students. Links to other helpful sites.
www.hoagiesgifted.org

A Nation Deceived:How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students
The Templeton National Report on Acceleration
Research study which discusses acceleration as an instructional strategy and the different forms of acceleration.
www.nationdeceived.org

National Association for Gifted Children
Contains information for parents, educators, with links to other informational websites regarding gifted issues.
www.nagc.org

Nebraska Association for the Gifted
Contains information for parents, educators, conference and events, summer experiences for gifted students.
https://www.nagc.org/information-publications

Promising Curriculum and Instruction Practices for High Ability Learners
promisCURR.pdf

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Information for educators, parents, general public regarding the social and emotional needs of gifted students. Also contains links to other sites regarding the social and emotional needs of gifted students.
www.sengifted.org

Homeless Children and Youth

Nebraska Department of Education Educating Homeless Children and Youth Website
Nebraska Department of Education Educating Homeless Children and Youth

Migrant Education Program

About the Nebraska Migrant Education Program (MEP)
Nebraska Migrant Education Program

Multicultural/Diversity

Nebraska Department of Education Native American Education
Nebraska Department of Education Native American Education

Continuous Improvement Process: Equity and Diversity
Resources

Neglected and Delinquent Students

Nebraska Department of Education Neglected and Delinquent Students
Nebraska Department of Education Neglected and Delinquent Students

Poverty

Continuous Improvement Process: Equity and Diversity
Resources
resources.html

Students with Disabilities

The Access Center
A national technical assistance (TA) center which provides research and strategies to help improve educational outcomes for struggling elementary and middle school students and students with disabilities.
www.k8accesscenter.org

Council for Exceptional Children: Evidence-Based Practice—Wanted, Needed, and Hard to Get
While the law requires teachers to use evidence-based practices in their classrooms, the field has not yet determined criteria for evidence based practice nor whether special education has a solid foundation of evidence-based practices. Also, those teaching strategies that have been researched are difficult for teachers to access.
https://www.cec.sped.org/

Nebraska Department of Education Accommodations Guidelines
Practices and procedures in the areas of presentation, response, setting, and timing/scheduling that provide equitable access during instruction and assessments for students with disabilities.
Accommodations_Guidelines_Students_Disabilities_Nov_2011.pdf

New Horizons: Special Needs
In this area of our website we offer a comprehensive resource for parents and teachers of those who are challenged physically, emotionally, or cognitively.
www.newhorizons.org/spneeds/front_spneeds.html

 

Updated March 15, 2019 2:00pm