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    FGM/C Prevention: A Resource for U.S. Schools
    The latest estimate from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that in 2012 there were over half a million (512,000) young women and girls were at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation. The Council has partnered with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation to create this resource guide for U.S. school staff to support the prevention of this dangerous non-medical surgical procedure.
    19 pages
    June 2017
    Improving Special Education Services in the Sacramento Unified School District
    The Council was asked to to review the district’s services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to improve performance and narrow the achievement gap between these students and their nondisabled peers. This report was designed to help SCUSD achieve its goal and to maximize the district’s capacity to educate all students effectively.
    176 pages
    Spring 2017
    Re-envisioning English Language Arts and English Language Development for English Language Learners
    Read the Council’s new criteria for determining whether English language arts materials are compatible with college and career standards and appropriate for English language learners
    36 pages
    May 2017
    Supporting Excellence: A Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining a High-Quality District Curriculum
    A framework that provides instructional leaders and staff with a core set of criteria for what a high-quality curriculum entails. This guide includes annotated samples and exemplars from districts around the country. It also provides actionable recommendations for developing, implementing, and continuously improving upon a district curriculum, ensuring that it reflects shared instructional beliefs and common and high expectations for all students
    72 pages
    July 2017
    A Framework for Re-envisioning Mathematics Instruction for English Language Learners
    The overarching purpose of this document is to define a new vision for mathematics instruction that explicitly attends to the needs of ELLs, addressing the interdependence of language and mathematics.
    46 pages
    December 2016
    Enterprise Risk Management in the Great City Schools
    The challenge for members of the Council of the Great City Schools is to identify best practices in managing risk, referred to in this paper as Enterprise Risk Management or ERM. The purpose of this white paper is to present key concepts of ERM and enhance the understanding of how to apply ERM to a K-12 public school setting.
    24 pages
    May 2016
    Indicators of Success: A Guide for Assessing District Level Implementation of College and Career-Readiness Standards
    A set of indicators districts might use to track their progress on implementation of college- and career-readiness standards.
    55 pages
    Spring 2016
    Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools 2016, Results from Fiscal Year 2014-15
    Managing for Results in America’s Great City Schools are components of the Performance Management and Benchmarking Project, an initiative created by the Council to define, gather, and report data on key performance indicators (KPIs) in various non-academic operations of school district management.
    190 pages
    October 2016