Understanding Minnesota School Districts’ Use of Minnesota Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MnMTSS) Resources: Evidence from Case Studies in Three Districts
This brief summarizes what we learned from three Minnesota school districts who participated in cohort learning experiences with the Collaborative Minnesota Partnerships to Advance Student Success (COMPASS), a statewide education system designed to support schools’ and districts’ efforts to accelerate student learning that offers professional development opportunities with various levels of support.
Comprehensive School Mental Health and Trauma Sensitive Schools: An Integrative Summary
This report summarizes the key principles underlying comprehensive school mental health and trauma sensitive schools. The present synthesis of studies and reports emphasizes core features, key principles, and associated core components.
Implementation Determinants and Strategies to Promote Uptake and Sustained Implementation of Comprehensive School Mental Health and Trauma-Sensitive Practices
This report describes and synthesizes implementation determinants and strategies to promote uptake and sustained implementation of comprehensive school mental health and trauma-sensitive practices in schools. The present synthesis of studies and reports emphasizes use of relevant and efficient practices with empirical support at the state, district, and school levels to promote comprehensive school mental health and trauma-sensitive practices.
Circles of Reflection: Supporting Early Learning for Wisconsin’s Native Communities
This impact story describes our partnership with the National Comprehensive Center (NCC) to support the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and AI/AN representatives to address early learning challenges and opportunities for American Indian or Alaskan Native (AI/AN) children and families. Circles of Reflection engages state, tribal, and local education agencies in cycles of issue discovery, stakeholder engagement, and implementation planning to provide high quality, motivating educational experiences that improve Native students’ academic attainment.
Moving from Silos to Systems: Minnesota's Experience Developing and Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework
This impact story describes our ongoing collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education since 2020 to roll out a statewide MTSS framework along with an aligned suite of resources intended to guide schools’ and districts’ continuous improvement efforts toward ensuring positive social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and academic outcomes for every student.
Community Schools in Wisconsin Guidebook: A Resource for Starting and Improving Community Schools
Wisconsin Coalition for Community Schools Technical Assistance
The Community Schools model is an evidence-based strategy that centers equity and shared decisionmaking, and enhances educational opportunities for students. The primary purpose of this guidebook is to support a learning community that promotes the growth, quality, and sustainability of Community Schools across Wisconsin. This guidebook is intended for district and school leaders who are in earlier stages of Community Schools planning as well as those in implementation stages. In addition, advocates for Community Schools and policy can use this guidebook to get a better sense of the landscape of Community Schools in Wisconsin.
Diversifying the Educator Workforce: A Guide for Minnesota Districts and Schools
Equitable Access to Diverse Teachers and Leaders
This guidebook shares what strategies are currently being used for the recruitment and retention of teachers of color in Minnesota.
“Leaks” in the Educator Pipeline: Wisconsin Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Completers Working in Illinois and Minnesota Public Schools
This policy brief examines one type of “leak” in the Wisconsin educator pipeline, a leak in the number of recent graduates from one of the state’s 40+ educator preparation programs (EPPs) electing to work in Illinois or Minnesota public schools.
Building and Learning from Grow Your Own Educator Initiatives in Rural Communities
GYO initiatives are an increasingly prominent strategy for addressing educator shortages in school districts across the country, perhaps especially in rural areas. This webinar highlights two examples of rural districts—one in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota—that have established GYO partnerships with nearby institutions of higher education.
The Essential Conversations to Build Capacity through Family, School, and Community Partnerships
This webinar shared effective practices and strategies to engage all stakeholders. The goals of the WI-ULI and the WMCC10 are to promote effective family school and community engagement practices and to exchange ideas across the education and business community.