Building Capacity to
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In 2016, the state of South Dakota awarded grants to two schools in Todd County School District (TCSD), located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The funds were designated to increase student success through building cultural identities, encouraging academic perseverance, supporting the development of the whole child, and encouraging student leadership skills.
The NCCC has been collaborating with Nebraska since 2007 to develop a cohort of educators who can provide research-based practices for improving English Learner (EL) student outcomes on an ongoing basis. In addition to delivering focused statewide professional development, the cohort has functioned as an advisory board and work group for policy and practices.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to define ineffective teachers in their ESSA plans to ensure that low-income and minority students are not taught at disproportionate rates by ineffective teachers. Wyoming began working with stakeholders during the development of their ESSA plan to determine how the definition of an ineffective teacher would be most meaningful.
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