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R&D Alert articles provide timely information on issues affecting schools and communities nationwide. Read about the latest research and insights from our work in education and healthy development.

Young student in class

Posted on 11.20.2018

To Address Chronic Absenteeism, Dig into the Data

Districts are diving into data to help illuminate and overcome chronic absenteeism.

Teachers Learning from Teachers

Posted on 09.14.2018

Teachers learning from teachers: Dynamic initiative taps into educators’ expertise

At every school there are expert teachers with the capacity to lead. Learn how the Teacher Practice Networks initiative is capitalizing on that expertise to promote powerful teacher-to-teacher professional learning across the nation.

Caretaker and young child

Posted on 08.17.2018

Healing our children: Insights on trauma-informed practices in education

Toxic stress and trauma have an enormous impact on children’s development and learning. In this Q&A, WestEd experts discuss the far-reaching effects of trauma and how educators and administrators can foster trauma-informed environments in their classrooms and schools.

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