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School Improvement

February Focus: Turnaround Leadership for Rapid School Improvement

WestEd is highlighting everything it takes — from cultivating the right leadership talent to tapping little-known federal funding opportunities — to create lasting school improvement.

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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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Comprehensive, Research-Based Needs Assessment Process

View our archived webinar to learn how WestEd can help you quickly and thoroughly assess and strengthen school improvement plans and achieve sustainable outcomes.

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WestEd at the 2019 National ESEA Conference

Carlas McCauley and Mary Peterson will participate at the 2019 ESEA conference. View a schedule of our sessions and be sure to visit us at booth #322 to learn about WestEd’s resources, professional development, and research.

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January Focus: Improving Curriculum and Instruction for Children and Youth 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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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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Comprehensive Review of Special Education Programs and Services

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

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Jodi Davenport Publishes in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

Jodi Davenport Publishes in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

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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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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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