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Register for Engineering is Elementary Teacher Educator Institute

Learn how to help teachers and schools integrate Engineering is Elementary curricular materials in the classroom.

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Finkelstein Quoted on Entrepreneurs and Educators Working Together

WestEd's Neal Finkelstein offers advice on understanding efficacy when obtaining feedback on innovative ideas.

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Core to College Evaluation—Preparing Students for College Readiness and Success

WestEd is evaluating an initiative designed to foster shared K-12 and postsecondary ownership of college readiness.

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Utah Conference: Supporting Student Resiliency in Trauma-Sensitive Schools

This free conference will focus on helping Utah schools support students experiencing trauma. April 3, Salt Lake City, UT.

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WestEd Report Cited in Tucson Mayor's State-of-City Address

WestEd's report on Arizona's student dropout crisis was cited in the Mayor of Tucson's State-of-the-City Address.

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WestEd's Kathy DiRanna Receives Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

"This award could not have been presented to a more deserving science educator."—Steve Schneider, WestEd STEM Program Director

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WestEd's Lenay Dunn to Present at Equity Event

WestEd's Lenay Dunn will present at the upcoming Equity Event sponsored by the Arizona School Boards Association.

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Webinar: Doing What Works—Research-Based Practices in Action

Learn about the Doing What Works Library of research-based professional development materials. March 26, Noon-1:15pm (PT).

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WestEd Research on School Enrollment Interventions Listed in Top 3

A WestEd research study ranked number 2 in SAGE journal articles trending on Twitter in 2014.

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WestEd Research on Early Learning Strategies Featured in Education Daily

Education Daily featured WestEd's research on integrating early childhood strategies into school turnaround efforts.

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