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Read about WestEd's work with schools, districts, and state and federal governments to improve education for all learners. In addition, keep up-to-date with our latest research, resources, projects, professional development opportunities, and more.

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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Adults working together

Comprehensive Review of Special Education Programs and Services

Are your services and programs for students with disabilities improving positive outcomes? WestEd’s extensive review provides findings and recommendations for student success.

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EL with Disability

January Focus: Improving Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities

This month, as you may be reviewing solutions for targeted and comprehensive school improvement support, WestEd is highlighting the multitude of ways in which educators — including teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and state and local administrators — can help to support students with disabilities.

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Staff photo of Jodi Davenport

Jodi Davenport Publishes in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

Jodi Davenport Publishes in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

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English Language Learners with Disabilities

Participate in our customized professional learning to gain an understanding of how to develop and implement academic instruction that addresses the unique needs of English learners with disabilities and other learning difficulties.

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Data for Continuous Improvement

Becoming a Data Culture: Steps for Colleges of Education

A new edited volume addresses how educator preparation programs can use data to explore critical issues and inform continuous improvements to their programs.

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Elementary Students

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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Elementary Students

Raising the Bar on Instruction: 21st Century Learning Standards

Visit the Raising the Bar website to access research-based tools, resources, and services designed to help teachers transition to college- and career-ready standards.

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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.

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Four Domains

The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement

The Four Domains framework assists educators in rapid school and district improvement efforts through turnaround leadership, talent development, instructional transformation, and culture shift.    Learn more.