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July Focus: Summer Reads Guaranteed to Inform and Inspire

Check out these resources to learn about supporting English learner students, implementing restorative-justice practices, and more.

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Register for Summer Institutes: Learn Effective Strategies for Teaching English Learner Students with Disabilities

This two-day institute addresses misconceptions about, and provides research-based strategies for, teaching English learner students and students with disabilities.

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Designing Productive Mathematical Talk: Supporting English Learner Students

Experts from WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners initiative describe why incorporating opportunities for effective dialogue with peers is essential for effective math teaching and learning.

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March Focus: Comprehensive Support to Improve Success for English Learners

WestEd is highlighting best practices to help you provide high-quality support for English learners, focusing on research, resources, and professional learning. Learn more.

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English Learners

March Focus: Comprehensive Support to Improve Success for English Learners

Explore WestEd’s research, services, and resources designed to help educators rapidly improve teaching and systemic support for English learners.

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English Language Learners at the Center of System Change: A Multidistrict Network Takes Improvement to the Next Level

Read about an initiative that aims to build the capacity of district and school leaders to make systemic improvements that boost the achievement of English language learner students, better preparing them for college and careers.

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Haiwen Chu and Leslie Hamburger Publish in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

Haiwen Chu and Leslie Hamburger describe five types of engaging peer-interaction structures that can support English learners as they make sense of mathematics and explore important mathematical relationships.

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February Focus: Turnaround Leadership for Rapid School Improvement

WestEd is highlighting everything it takes — from cultivating leadership talent to tapping federal funding opportunities — to create school improvement.

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Supporting Children and Youth with Disabilities

This month, WestEd highlights the ways in which educators can support children and youth with disabilities. Whether you’re looking for general information or a deep dive into the specifics, we offer resources, services, and research designed to help.

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Actionable Principles of Formative Assessment

In this book excerpt, authors Heidi Andrade and WestEd's Margaret Heritage discuss the three key principles for effective implementation of formative assessment.

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