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RAND's research on pre-K, K-12, and higher education covers issues such as assessment and accountability, choice-based and standards-based school reform, vocational training, and the value of arts education and policy in sustaining communities and promoting a well-rounded community.

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    Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the ESSA

    Dec 5, 2017

    A review of social and emotional learning interventions for K–12 students can help education policymakers identify those that satisfy ESSA evidence requirements and meet their local needs.

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    Dual-Language Immersion Programs Raise Student Achievement in English

    Nov 8, 2017

    Portland Public Schools students randomly assigned to dual-language immersion programs outperformed their peers on state reading tests by 13 percent in grade 5 and by 22 percent in grade 8. Students gained proficiency in a second language with no drop in their performance in math or science.

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