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Education First’s publication library offers curated documents, toolkits, policy memos and templates that have served our clients around the country and are now available to support you. Use these resources to guide your strategic planning, to stay fresh on hot-topic reform areas, to improve your planning and implementation at the state or local levels and to inform grantmaking strategies and investments in areas that will improve student outcomes.

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A Complicated Conversation: A Framework for Guiding Assessment Conversation and Decision-Making
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State Plans to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: Guidance and Examples for States
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What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Testing Time—and What States Can Do
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State Facilitator’s Guide for the Reform Support Network Communications and Engagement Assessment Rubric
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Communications and Engagement Assessment Rubric
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Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development Series Overview
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The New Essential Elements of Professional Learning
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Three Vignettes that Showcase the Professional Learning that Teachers Need
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What Policymakers Can Do to Advance High-Quality Professional Development at Scale
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A Toolkit for Implementing High-Quality Student Learning Objectives 2.0
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Educators Rising Overview
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Reform Integration Framework and Resource Guide
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Assessment Mythbusters for PARCC and Smarter Balanced
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Support for Growth: How States Can Improve the Quality of Post-Observation Feedback
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What Does a High-Quality Assessment Look Like?
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Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers
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Targeting Growth: Using Student Learning Objectives as a Measure of Educator Effectiveness
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Engaging Educators: A Reform Support Network Guide for States and Districts