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September Focus: Literacy Across Content Areas

In this post, we introduce the work of three language and literacy initiatives – Reading Apprenticeship, Quality Teaching for English Learners, and Leading with Learning, and offer a variety of tools and resources to inform your practice.

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Creating new futures for Newcomers

Creating New Futures for Newcomers: Lessons from Five Schools That Serve K–12 Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylees

This report highlights "bright spots," schools that are using promising and effective strategies for supporting newcomer students in K–12 classrooms.

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Back to School: Supporting Equity and Cultural Diversity

Read our latest E-Bulletin to learn how schools are boosting student performance, addressing discipline disparities, and making schools places where all children can learn.

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Building Foundation for School Discipline Reform

Building a Foundation for School Discipline Reform

Having high-quality data on school discipline is essential for all state education agencies (SEAs) working to eliminate disparities in school discipline practices. Learn what SEAs can do to improve how they collect, report, and use school discipline data.

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Jump Starting Insturctional Transformation

Jump-Start Instructional Transformation for Rapid School Improvement

How can principals begin the job of transforming instruction in their schools? Based on the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, this resource provides a good starting point.

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The SEL Center: Working to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

Explore more than 70 resources designed to help educators at the state and local levels integrate evidence-based SEL and school safety practices into teaching and learning.

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How Can Charter Schools Best Share Lessons Learned Across Sectors?

Learn how Perry Street Charter School in Washington, DC, worked with WestEd to document and disseminate its successful turnaround process.

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STEM

April Focus: Promoting High-Quality STEM Teaching and Learning

This April, WestEd focuses on what educators can do to inspire all students, especially those students who are underserved, to learn and succeed in STEM.

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Spring Webinar Series: Register Today

Join us for this engaging webinar series designed to unpack the practices, tools, and resources in the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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For Many Struggling in the Opioid Crisis, School & Early Childcare Programs Provide Safe Spaces: Q&A with WestEd’s Sarah Nadiv

Support for childcare providers and educators ensures that they, in turn, are able to help children who exhibit the effects of trauma.

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