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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.

School Leaders

Start Planning Your Spring and Summer Professional Learning Now

Strengthen leadership, knowledge, and skills with research-informed professional development this summer.

College & careerEnglish learnersEquityEventLiteracyMathematicsProfessional developmentTeachers and leaders

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Evidence in Education Is All the Buzz in the Beehive State

REL West staff held workshops for local education agencies and schools to build their capacity to examine the evidence for interventions using the ESSA standards.

Schools and districtsStandards

School Leadership

January Focus: Principal and Teacher Leadership in School Improvement

Read about promising practices and evidence-based resources for supporting principal and teacher leadership — particularly for educators working in a school improvement setting.

Schools and districtsTeachers and leaders

WestEd Around the Country

Improving Outcomes for Learners Nationwide

This month, we are showcasing research and promising practices stories about states around the nation that are making a difference for all learners.

Expanding Evidence-Based Supports for School Leaders in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah

The REL West Educator Effectiveness Alliance has partnered with the West Comprehensive Center to help state education agency leaders strengthen their statewide supports for school leaders.

principalsSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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The Untapped Potential of Charter School Turnaround

Policies typically offer two options to underperforming charter schools: reconstitution or closure. One charter school pursued and succeeded at a less commonly offered option: turnaround. Read Perry Street Preparatory’s story in our R&D Alert.

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Understanding Experiences of LGBTQ Students

New Report: Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQ Students in California

A new report draws upon data from approximately 800,000 secondary school students and their perceptions of school supports, school safety, school engagement, academic performance, and mental health.

Health & safetySchool climateviolence prevention

Incarcerated Youth

Healthy U: How a New App Provides Sexual Health Education to Incarcerated Youth

Healthy U is a first-of-its-kind teen pregnancy prevention program for young males in a juvenile justice environment.

Health & safetyJuvenile Justice

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November Focus: Early Childhood Development and Learning

Because healthy development in the early years pays off throughout one’s life, WestEd strives to ensure families and early childhood professionals have the skills and resources necessary to give young children a safe, healthy, emotionally secure, and intellectually rich start.

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Michelle Tiu

WestEd’s Michelle Tiu Joins EdTech Genome Project Steering Committee

Michelle Tiu, WestEd’s Director of Education Technology in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program, will serve as a member of The EdTech Genome Project, who aims to help inform educators and school administrators’ decision-making around which edtech solutions to invest in for their schools and districts.

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