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How Relationships Drive Improvement in Chula Vista

Find out how relationship-building – teacher to student, student to student, teacher to teacher, and administrator to teacher – guides improvement at the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

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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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Trauma informed learning environments

Five Tips for Creating Trauma-Informed Learning Environments

Trauma can decrease students’ ability to pay attention, regulate emotion and behavior, or develop positive relationships with adults and peers. Learn five important steps to making schools supportive and safe zones for learning.

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Reconsidering the role of play in early childhood

The Role of Play in Early Childhood: Towards Social Justice and Equity

Highlighting powerful and provocative studies from around the world, a new book, co-edited by WestEd’s Julie Nicholson, illuminates social justice and equity issues related to play.

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California's College Promise Programs Offer More Than Money to Help Students Succeed

A new report, written by WestEd’s California College Promise Project, discusses the characteristics of California's flourishing College Promise programs, and highlights leader and practitioner perceptions.

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Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

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Diversifying Math Pathways

Colleges are creating math pathways that are relevant to students' fields of study and aligned with the skills needed for success.

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Reading Apprenticeship Online: Introduction Course Starts September 9

Help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions they need to succeed in school, college, careers, and life.

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Create Happier and Healthier School Communities: School Climate and Wellness Webinars

Plan and implement policies and practices that support the school community.

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