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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.

Elementary Student at desk

Posted on 04.30.2021

“Raise the bar” — English learners in Colorado thrive under high expectations

WestEd helped a Colorado district launch a Master Plan for English Learner Success, which is giving every student access to rigorous academic content, along with the language supports and scaffolds they need to succeed.

Students working on science project

Posted on 03.15.2021

Thinking Like a Scientist: What Educators Can Learn From a Six-Year NGSS Initiative

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.

Students in High School Classroom

Posted on 02.24.2021

Shedding Light on the Experiences of LGBTQ Students: Sobering Data and Reasons for Hope

A major new study sheds light on the experiences of LGBTQ students in secondary schools — revealing both disheartening findings and glimmers of hope.

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