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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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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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Teacher Learning Huddles Catch On in Washoe County

When a principal in Washoe County noticed his teachers weren’t collaborating productively in their grade-level teams, he reached out to a district coach, Sundae Eyer, for assistance.

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NGSS Implementation: Six Recommendations for Investing in Science Teacher Leadership

Teacher leadership plays a critical role in implementing widespread instructional change, and in many ways, administrators hold the key to nurturing or stifling leadership development.

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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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WestEd Events: Opioid Epidemic

Addressing the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic: A Trauma-Informed Cross-Sector Approach

Missed our panel discussion on the opioid epidemic? No problem. Watch the discussion in its entirety on our Facebook page.

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How School Administrators Can Support and Promote Formative Assessment

WestEd’s Susan Villani reflects on the most powerful strategies administrators have mastered to help formative assessment thrive in the classroom.

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School Improvement

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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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.

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