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Library Resources for Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Disengagement From Education   Accountability-Based Reforms : The Impact on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students   The Instructional Leadership Toolbox : A Handbook for Improving Practice   Lesson Plans : The Institutional Demands of Becoming a Teacher   Complexity in Education : From Horror to Passion   Out of Uniform : Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition

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November 20, 2020, "Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding by States, Grantees...Portal shows billions of dollars left unspent as many schools across the country remain closed."


November 24  |  11:00am–12:00pm

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October 28, 2020, The Nation's Report Card released the 2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Results at Grade 12.


On October 23, 2020, "The U.S. Department of Education today released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience."


September 2020, America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2020, from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics ( Note: "Data used in this report were collected before the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of the data surveys reflected in this report have adapted to address data needs related to the pandemic, these data were not available for inclusion at the time of publication."

Exploring Social Explorer webinar

EBSCO Databases

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ProQuest Databases

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ProQuest logoSearch our ProQuest databases, focused on agriculture, biology, environmental science, health and psychology. For a broader search, try our EBSCO databases.

More Digital Resources

Leadership Corner

The Art of Sustainable Performance : Model for Recruiting & Selection and Professional Development Five Modes of Leadership Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go : Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want

These leadership titles and more are available from our catalog.

Remote Work Resources

New Titles to MOSL Collection!

Spotlighting…Social Explorer

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Social Explorer is the latest addition to the specialty electronic resources we offer to state employees.

Explore data on U.S. crimes, business patterns, environmental summaries, health, and more; as well as international data sets.
With Social Explorer you can map thousands of built-in data indicators and create eye-catching visualizations that strengthen your analysis and support your message. 

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Rural Education in America   Urban Education in America   Implementation evaluation of a professional development program for comprehensive school physical activity leaders

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