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Aspen Education & Society Program and Council of Chief State School Officers. 2017. Leading for equity: Opportunities for state education chiefs. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 32 pp.

Annotation: This guide defines educational equity and describes actions state education chiefs can take to create a more equitable education system in their state. Topics include setting and communicating an equity vision and measurable targets; focusing on the state education agency; creating accountability for equity; engaging local education agencies and providing tailored differentiated support; allocating resources to achieve fiscal equity; investing in the youngest learners; monitoring equitable implementation of standards and assessments; focusing on teachers and leaders; focusing on conditions of learning (school culture, climate, and social-emotional development); and ensuring families have access to high-quality educational options that align to community needs.

Contact: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431, Telephone: (202) 336-7000 Fax: (202) 408-8072 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Assessments, Communication, Educational change, Equal opportunities, Family centered services, Leadership, Learning, Measures, Policy development, Program development, Public education, Resource allocation, Schools, Standards, State education agencies, Students, Teachers, Teaching

Lombardi J, Harding JF, Connors MC, Friednam-Krauss AH, Dichter H, Ponder K, Sells J, Wolfe RB, Tarrant K, Scott-Little C, Maxwell KL, Jordan E, King C, Mathias D. 2016–. Rising to the challenge: Building effective systems for young children and families, a BUILD e-book. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, multiple items.

Annotation: This e-book highlights lessons learned from the initial implementation of a federal initiative to support states in their efforts to align, coordinate, and improve the quality of existing early learning and development programs across multiple funding streams that support children from birth through age five. Contents include experience, trends, and reflections captured through interviews with state leaders. Topics include state systems building through governance, local systems building through coalitions, early learning-health connections, trends and innovations in early childhood education work force development, reform in vision and practice, improving systems of learning through the use of child standards and assessments, integrated data strategies, and the impact of the initiative on state Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS).

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Assessments, Child health, Coalitions, Data, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Federal initiatives, Financing, Learning, Program coordination, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service coordination, Service delivery systems, Standards, State government, Systems development, Trends, Work force

SHAPE America. 2016. Answering frequently asked questions about adapted physical education. Reston, VA: SHAPE America, 20 pp.

Annotation: This guidance document answers common questions about providing physical education services for students with disabilities. The document was developed as a resource for physical educators, adapted physical educators, school district administrators, and parents as they work to provide consistent adapted physical education services for students with disabilities. Contents include descriptions of advocacy resources, legal guidelines, teaching tips, and commonly used motor assessments.

Contact: SHAPE America–Society of Health and Physical Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1598, Telephone: (800) 213-7193 Fax: (703) 476-9527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessments, Disabilities, Learning, Legal definitions, Motor development, Physical activity, Physical education, Resources for professionals, School districts, Service delivery systems, Students, Teaching

National Down Syndrome Congress. 2016. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) guide to state plan development decisions and recommendations for advocacy. [Atlanta, GA]: National Down Syndrome Congress, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document provides recommendations for state departments of education related to developing their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation plan. Contents includ recommendations in the areas of accountability, standards and assessments, universal design for learning and teacher qualifications. Links to additional resources are included.

Contact: National Down Syndrome Congress, , 1370 Center Drive, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30338, Telephone: (770) 604-9500 Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-NDSC Fax: (770) 604-9898 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Advocacy, Assessments, Decision making, Educational reform, Learning, Special education, Standards, Statewide planning, Teaching

National Governors Association. 2012. Governor's role in aligning early education and K–12 reforms: Challenges, opportunities, and benefits for children. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 12 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes opportunities for state governors to bring state agencies together and develop a coordinated strategy to align early childhood education (ECE) and K–12 policies so they better serve all children, starting at birth. Contents include an analysis of what ECE and K–12 goals, approaches, and reform strategies have in common and how they differ and action steps that promote greater alignment of ECE and K–12 reforms in key areas. Topics include leadership and governance, learning standards, child assessments, accountability, teacher/leader preparation and professional development, and resource allocation and reallocation.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Assessments, Early childhood education, Educational reform, Leadership, Learning, Policy development, Program coordination, Resource allocation, Standards, State government, Training

Alabama Department of Children's Affairs. 2010. Alabama children's needs assessment update. [Montgomery, AL]: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 322 pp.

Annotation: This needs assessment reflects efforts at the county level to ensure that children and families in Alabama have access to needed services and programs. The assessment begins with a list of 10 desired results for Alabama children, as follows: children are safe; children are healthy; children are ready for school; children are successful in school; children stay out of trouble; children transition successfully to adulthood; families are strong and stable; families are hopeful and positively engaged in their children's development; communities are safe, engaged, and supportive; and communities are thriving. The needs assessment then expands on progress made toward achieving each one.

Contact: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 135 South Union Street, Suite 215, Montgomery, AL 36130, Telephone: (334) 353-2700 Fax: (334) 353-2701 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Access to health care, Alabama, Child development, Children, Communities, County programs, Families, Health services, Needs assessments, Parent child relations, Programs, Safety, School readiness, Social services, Transition planning

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. 2010. Nebraska home visiting survey. [Lincoln, NE]: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, 9 pp.

Annotation: This home visiting survey for providers is part of the application by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health, for federal funds to expand home visiting in the state. The survey is designed to provide a brief update of resources and needs in Nebraska communities.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Financing, Home visiting, Nebraska, Needs assessments, State programs, State surveys

Everitte R. 2007. Montana 2005-2006 study of oral health needs: 3rd graders and Head Start children. [Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program], 31 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data collected to assess statewide needs and disparities in access to oral health care among children at risk for tooth decay in Montana. Data include number of untreated dental caries, caries experience, and treatment urgency recommendations for children enrolled in Head Start and a representative sample of students in third grade; the number of children in Head Start with caries in at least one primary tooth; and the number of students in third grade with a dental sealant on at least one permanent molar. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Head Start, Montana, Needs assessments, Oral health, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data, Young children


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.