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    Cyber-Security in Today’s K12-Environment
     
    Technology has ushered in a new era for teaching and learning in classrooms from kindergarten through high school, with digital learning tools now an integral partof the K-12 environment. This white paper outlines key considerations for establishing secure environments, particularly for the large large urban school districts that are part of the Council of the Great City Schools.
    40 pages
    October 2017
     
     
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    Excellence for All: Creating Environments for Success for Males of Color in the Great City Schools
     
    This report seeks to contribute to the ongoing dialogue of raising our expectations for males of color and provide a resource for school districts seeking to build or recalibrate their initiatives to improve the academic outcomes of young men and boys of color. Throughout this report there are exemplars of current initiatives across the nation’s big cities as well as promising practices in various areas.
    36 pages
    October 2017
     
     
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    FGM/C Prevention: A Resource for U.S. Schools- Printer Friendly Version
     
    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 at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), the partial or total removal of a girl's external genitalia. The Council of the Great City Schools 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
    July 2017
     
     
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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 at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), the partial or total removal of a girl's external genitalia. The Council of the Great City Schools 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
    July 2017
     
     
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    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
     
     
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    Internal Auditing in the Great City Schools
     
    The objective of this “white paper” is to describe best practices in internal auditing and demonstrate the value that an internal audit function brings to a school district.
    32 pages
    October 2017
     
     
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    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
     
     
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    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