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Follow the Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting on Twitter!

WestEd's Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) is now on Twitter. Follow CIFR and get the latest on news and events.

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New Resource: English Language Learners and the New Standards

Engage English language learner students in learning subject-area content, analytical practices, and language simultaneously.

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K-2 Students Increasingly Embracing Technology

Mixing academic software programs with traditional classroom instruction is increasingly moving to the early grades.

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Making Arts a Key Component of Curricula

A new report makes the case for why the arts are important for college and career readiness.

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Child Care Nutrition Physical Activity Forum: Register Today!

Help children develop healthy eating habits and move their bodies to learn. Forum offered in two California locations.

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New Resource: School & District Improvement Catalog

WestEd’s new catalog highlights services and resources designed to help educators achieve rapid and sustainable results.

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Using Literacy Leadership to Help Students Meet Next Generation Standards

Read about a research-validated framework that helps secondary school teachers support student literacy while reading subject content.

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Instructional Coaches Help Teachers Get Up to Speed on Common Core

Without coaches, teachers may not know if they're getting the Common Core-Math instruction right—WestEd's Robert Rosenfeld.

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Workshop: Making Money Matter and the Development of the LCAP Rubric

Join WestEd for a workshop on finances related to Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs). Tuesday, Feb. 24, San Bernardino, CA.

Schools and districts

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New Resource: Strengthening Policies and Practices for Classifying English Learners

Misclassifying students as English learners who are English fluent, or vice versa, could lead to negative academic outcomes.

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