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Raising the Bar on Instruction: 21st Century Learning Standards

Visit the Raising the Bar website to access research-based tools, resources, and services designed to help teachers transition to college- and career-ready standards.

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California's College Promise Programs Offer More Than Money to Help Students Succeed

A new report, written by WestEd’s California College Promise Project, discusses the characteristics of California's flourishing College Promise programs, and highlights leader and practitioner perceptions.

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Diversifying Math Pathways

Colleges are creating math pathways that are relevant to students' fields of study and aligned with the skills needed for success.

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Partnering for College and Career Success

With cross-sector partnerships, a REL West alliance is helping to build an education-to-career pipeline in Arizona.

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Mayors and the High School Graduation Imperative

Arizona mayors, educators, and celebrities traveled from door to door, inviting disconnected youth back to school with great results.

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Improving College Affordability, Access, and Completion in California

The California College Promise Project works with College Promise programs to strengthen their visions and collaborate to achieve shared goals.

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Reading Apprenticeship Online: Introduction Course Starts September 9

Help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions they need to succeed in school, college, careers, and life.

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WestEd Published Articles

Recruiting Students for Randomized Controlled Trials in Postsecondary Settings

Jenna Terrell and Daniel Bugler share challenges and lessons learned.

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Examination of Data Usability Options for Assessing Eligibility for Higher Education in California

Data Usability Options for Assessing Eligibility for Higher Education in California

Can federal reporting data be used to determine California students' college eligibility?

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STEM for All Video Showcase

WestEd Videos Featured at National Science Foundation Event

The video showcase featured projects aimed at transforming STEM education.

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