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English Language Learners at the Center of System Change: A Multidistrict Network Takes Improvement to the Next Level

Read about an initiative that aims to build the capacity of district and school leaders to make systemic improvements that boost the achievement of English language learner students, better preparing them for college and careers.

DataEnglish learners

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.

College & careerDataSchools and districts

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Webinar on Using Attendance Data for Decision-Making

Learn strategies for addressing chronic absence. Thursday, April 26, 11:30am-12:30pm (Pacific Time).

AbsenteeismDataData-Driven DecisionmakingEventResourceSchools and districtsWebinar

Data for Continuous Improvement

Becoming a Data Culture: Steps for Colleges of Education

A new edited volume addresses how educator preparation programs can use data to explore critical issues and inform continuous improvements to their programs.

DataData-Driven Decisionmakingeducator preparationResource

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Public Education in the Western United States, by the Numbers

Infographic snapshots illustrate public school systems in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah, created by REL West.

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Interpreting Leadership Data to Improve Teaching and Learning in New York

New York educators share how a leadership assessment system helped a New York school and District assess leadership practices at the Fall NYS Council of School Superintendents conference.

DataData-Driven DecisionmakingLeadershipNew YorkNYSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Data for Decisions

Using Data to Improve Educator Preparation Programs and Teachers’ Data Literacy

WestEd's Ellen Mandinach blogs about the use of data in educator preparation programs.

DataData-Driven DecisionmakingTeachers and leaders

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Ellen Mandinach to Co-Present Keynote Address on Data and Educator Preparation

Ellen Mandinach will co-present at the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation Conference.

DataData-Driven DecisionmakingEventProfessional developmentSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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When Dropouts Return to School — Identifying and Supporting Reenrollees: Register for Webinar

Learn how school districts can best serve students who drop out and later reenroll. Webinar. Tuesday, September 27.

DataProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsWebinar

WestEd Published Articles

Teachers Learning How To Use Data

WestEd's Ellen Mandinach co-authors synthesis of articles on how teachers use data. In special issue of Teaching and Teacher Education.

DataData-Driven DecisionmakingResourceTeachers and leaders