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Resources for Educators and School Leaders

1 / The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

"NASP represents and supports the profession of school psychology by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior and mental health, and by maintaining essential standards for ethics and practice."

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2 / Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards

"Illinois adopted the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards in March 2021. The standards come from research-based best practices for closing achievement gaps. Cultural responsiveness improves student outcomes across a range of indicators from math and reading scores to attendance, to postsecondary enrollment." 

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3 / Leadership for Learning Improvement in Urban Schools

"With support from the Wallace Foundation, this study explored the following overarching question: What does it take for leaders to promote and support powerful, equitable learning in a school and in the district and state system that serves the school?..." 

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4 / The Wallace Foundation

"​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our mission is to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone.​" 

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5 / National Education Association: Community Schools

"Community schools identify these needs by bringing together:  academics,  health and social services,  youth and community development; and  community engagement. So how do we come together as a community to help our students overcome the barriers in their lives and achieve their dreams? Enter the Community Schools model." 

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6 / National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

"...School climate touches on a range of topics that affect conditions for learning. Reflecting on and addressing those school climate topics can help educators and other stakeholders build safe supportive learning environments. " 

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