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Fair and Equitable Reductions to State Education Budgets: Evidence and Considerations for the...

In this paper, WestEd authors suggest three key strategies intended to help ensure that any cuts in education expenditures as a result of a likely recession are fair and equitable.
Should Schools be Conducting Lockdown Drills?
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Should Schools Be Conducting Lockdown Drills?

This brief offers a summary of arguments and evidence for and against using school lockdown drills to prepare for mass shootings.
Strategies for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning
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Strategies for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning

To help educators use trauma-informed teaching practices in distance learning contexts, this brief offers strategies for recognizing and responding to students’ social and emotional needs while ...

College & Career

Multiple Paths Forward: Diversifying Mathematics as a Strategy for College Success
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Multiple Paths Forward: Diversifying Mathematics as a Strategy for College Success

This report, written for community college practitioners, details how colleges are creating math pathways that are aligned with students’ programs of study.
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Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary...

This significantly updated edition of Reading for Understanding shows how teachers and students can work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement.
Cover for The College Promise in California: A Collection of Program Profiles
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The College Promise in California: A Collection of Program Profiles

California’s College Promise programs are making community college affordable for low- and middle-income students. Learn about this key initiative.