WestEd in The Media

School Climate Really Does Affect Academics

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A recent study found that middle schools where students reported a "more positive" school climate had higher academic performance.Read More

Districts will get extra funding for foster students

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California school districts will receive additional funds based on number of enrolled foster students for the first time.Read More

From the NBA to Edtech Investing: An Interview with NewSchools’ Managing Partner

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Head of NewSchools Venture Fund discusses developing new technology tools that can level the educational playing field.Read More

Students Respond Enthusiastically to New Science Standards In 'Early Adopter' Districts

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California’s new science standards were in full flower last week at an Oakland, CA, middle school. Read More

Songs, Raps, Games and Movement Help Make Learning Fun

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Los Medanos Elementary School students learn math and other subjects using chants, rap, and movement. Read More

ACT to Offer Test Supports for English Learners

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Students with limited English proficiency will receive extra time and other supports on national college-entrance exam.Read More

Many Students 'Stop Out' of High School, Studies Find

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Dropping out of high school isn’t necessarily the end of the line, but might be a “stop out” along the path to a diploma.Read More

Happy Atoms Helps Kids Bond with Chemistry

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WestEd evaluated a new educational tool, Happy Atoms.Read More

One Hospital Executive's Strategy for Reducing Violence

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Hospital executive hopes exposing youth to the reality of gun violence will help them choose non-violent solutions.Read More

California Test Scores Show Little Progress With Foster Children

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Analysis of California Smarter Balanced test scores highlights large equity gaps between foster youth and their peers.Read More