WestEd's Jennifer Blitz talks about virtual professional learning that helps educators provide and facilitate students’ opportunities to listen, speak, and read in ways that lead to writing.
Last year, WestEd's Jennifer Folsom offered five principles to guide educators through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, Jennifer describes how the same principles can guide the reopening process.
Relaunching school this fall demands a reimagining of education to align with the current needs of students, families, and school staff. A new resource offers districts a blueprint.
The recently completed Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Early Implementers Initiative built districts’ capacity to implement the NGSS in grades K–8 and make science a core subject.
Our most accessed resources offer educators guidance on a range of topics, including practicing and prioritizing self-care and strategies for trauma-informed distance learning.
A recent study found that if LGBTQ students experienced the same levels of support and safety at school as non-transgender and straight students, disparities would disappear or greatly diminish.
As site leaders, principals are responsible for supporting high-quality teaching and learning and empowering students and staff. Find out how states and districts can effectively support principals.
Community colleges can serve as engines of economic recovery for California and as pathways to greater opportunity for students from communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
Read evidence-based strategies designed to help educators differentiate between English learner students who have difficulty acquiring language skills and those who may have a learning disability.
REL West explores how data-driven cycles of prototyping and inquiry are useful tools teachers can use to assess student progress.