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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?

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

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 ...

English Language Learners

Quality Education for ELLs/MLLS

Quality Education for ELLs/ MLLs: Why We Need It and How We Can Achieve It

This brief provides a rationale for educators to rethink and reinvent quality education for English language and multilingual learners.
Strategies to Identify and Support English Learners with Learning Disabilities: Review of Research and Resources

Resources and Strategies for Identifying and Supporting English Learners with Learning Disabilities

This updated research brief provides strategies and resources designed to help educators identify English learner students with learning disabilities and determine the best academic supports for them.
Scaffolding Writing through the Teaching and Learning Cycle

Scaffolding Writing Through the "Teaching and Learning Cycle"

Help your students become effective writers through scaffolding and the Teaching and Learning Cycle.