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Competency-Based Education (CBE) and Learner-Centered Practices in Minnesota Public Schools: a Landscape Study

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December 2023

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), together with the Region 10 Comprehensive Center (R10CC), conducted a survey of educators in Minnesota public schools to better understand which schools are implementing competency-based education (CBE) practices and to learn more about their goals, successes, and challenges. These insights will help others develop policies and practices that support learner-centered approaches in our schools.

Minnesota

Understanding Minnesota School Districts’ Use of Minnesota Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MnMTSS) Resources: Evidence from Case Studies in Three Districts

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October 2023

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.

Minnesota

Comprehensive School Mental Health and Trauma Sensitive Schools: An Integrative Summary

DPI Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) and Comprehensive School Mental Health (CSMH) Technical Assistance

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August 2023

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.

Wisconsin

Implementation Determinants and Strategies to Promote Uptake and Sustained Implementation of Comprehensive School Mental Health and Trauma-Sensitive Practices

DPI Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) and Comprehensive School Mental Health (CSMH) Technical Assistance

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August 2023

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.

Wisconsin

Circles of Reflection: Supporting Early Learning for Wisconsin’s Native Communities

Circles of Reflection: Early Learning

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May 2023

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.

Wisconsin

Moving from Silos to Systems: Minnesota's Experience Developing and Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework

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May 2023

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.

Minnesota

Community Schools in Wisconsin Guidebook: A Resource for Starting and Improving Community Schools

Wisconsin Coalition for Community Schools Technical Assistance

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March 2023

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.

Wisconsin

Diversifying the Educator Workforce: A Guide for Minnesota Districts and Schools

Equitable Access to Diverse Teachers and Leaders

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February 2023

This guidebook shares what strategies are currently being used for the recruitment and retention of teachers of color in Minnesota.

Minnesota

“Leaks” in the Educator Pipeline: Wisconsin Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Completers Working in Illinois and Minnesota Public Schools

Resources and Technical Assistance for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to Strengthen the Educator Workforce

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January 2023

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.

Wisconsin

Building and Learning from Grow Your Own Educator Initiatives in Rural Communities

Resources and Technical Assistance for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to Strengthen the Educator Workforce

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January 2023

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.

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