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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.

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Data Literacy Skills: A Powerful Tool to Inform Teacher Practice

How can educators protect student data and use data responsibly? They must become data literate.

DataTeachers and leaders

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New Resource: A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core

This new resource is designed to help educators lead a Common Core implementation that closes achievement gaps.

ResourceSchools and districts

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Webinar: Introduction to Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR)

Learn about CIFR, designed to help states improve their capacity to report special education fiscal data. Thursday, February 5.

Special educationWebinar

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Celebrating Excellence in 2014: WestEd Staff Awards

WestEd's Staff Awards program recognizes staff accomplishments and excellence. Congratulations to our 2014 award recipients!

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Congressional Briefing on School Safety and Violence Prevention: Register Today

Researchers and policymakers will discuss cutting-edge approaches to improving school safety. Tuesday, February 10, Washington, DC.

Health & safetySchool climate

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WestEd at 2015 National Title I Conference

Join WestEd at the National Title I Conference, February 5-8, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Webinar: Concepts and Common Core Alignment in Next Generation Science Standards

Learn about key concepts and integrating NGSS with the Common Core in Math and English/Language Arts.

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Webinar: Strong Positive Behavior and Intervention Support System

Learn about the increasing trend of disproportionality in discipline and strategies to address this issue. February 17, 4-6pm (PT).

Health & safetySchools and districtsWebinar

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New Resource: Practitioner Data Use in Schools—Workshop Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help practitioners develop skills in collaborative, data-driven inquiry and instructional decisionmaking.

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New Resource: Incorporating Early Learning Strategies

This new resource examines schools that have used School Improvement Grant funds to implement early learning strategies.

Early childhoodResourceSchools and districts