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RAND research on early childhood, K-12, and higher education covers issues such as assessment and accountability, choice-based and standards-based reform, school leadership, teacher effectiveness, technology, and vocational training. RAND also explores life skills, such as media, health, and financial literacy, as well as how time spent outside the classroom impacts student outcomes.

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    Commit Now to Get Summer Programming Right

    Apr 15, 2021

    When summer programs are targeted to needs, intentionally designed, and well attended, they produce positive outcomes in math and reading. But these programs need federal support, and they require early planning.

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    How Are Teachers Educating Students with Disabilities During the Pandemic?

    Apr 8, 2021

    Remote and hybrid learning can present particular challenges to students with disabilities (SWD) and their teachers. Nearly two in five teachers said that their schools offered alternative arrangements for SWD during the pandemic. But this was less common in schools serving more students of color and more students experiencing poverty.

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