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How California School Districts are Addressing the Silent Recession

A new report describes four key budget strategies that California school districts are using to maximize limited funds and meet students’ needs.

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Transitioning to an Integrated Approach to Science Instruction

A new report discusses how districts are transitioning from a discipline-specific model for science instruction to a model in which the science disciplines are connected, leading to a holistic understanding of science phenomena.

Schools and districtsScienceSTEM

Nevada Statewide School Safety Task Force

School Safety Recommendations Presented in Final Report from Nevada Governor’s Task Force

A report from Nevada's School Safety Task Force presents recommendations for strategies that can be implemented to improve safety in its schools.

New Yorkschool safetySchools and districtsviolence prevention

R&D Alert Chronic Absenteeism

To Address Chronic Absenteeism, Dig into the Data

With increased attention to attendance issues, partly spurred by ESSA, many districts are using data to better understand and identify ways to reduce absenteeism. Read our latest R&D Alert article to learn more.

chronic absenteeismCommon CoreEquityNew YorkSchools and districts

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Developing Home and School Partnerships Focused on Student Learning and Achievement

WestEd's family engagement services will help you transform the way families participate in the education of their children.

Family engagementNew YorkSchools and districts

NYSED Articles

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.

English learnersEquityLiteracyNew YorkProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsTeachers and leaders

Deb Sigman

WestEd's Deb Sigman Receives the CERA 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

WestEd’s Deb Sigman is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Educational Research Association (CERA). The award honors her more than 40 years of leadership and service to California's K-12 students.

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Building the Capacity to Support All K-12 Learners

Develop and implement an integrated, comprehensive, data-driven Multi-Tiered System of Supports customized to your school district.

MTSSSchools and districtsSpecial education

CFTL CenterView

How Protocols Empower Teacher Leaders to Lead and Teachers to Teach

This issue of CenterView describes three protocols designed to help teachers communicate in a focused way that can often lead to changes in instructional practice.

Professional developmentSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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How Successful School Improvement Plans Prioritize Culture and Climate

In this archived webinar, participants learn how to implement policies and practices that improve school climate and engage all stakeholders.

Four DomainsSchool climateSchools and districtsWebinar