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Spotlight on English Learners: Accelerated Learning and Equitable Outcomes

Learn about professional learning opportunities and resources to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for English Learners.

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Keeping Learners Motivated and Moving Forward During the Pandemic: Our Top 10 COVID-19 Resources

Our most accessed resources offer educators guidance on a range of topics, including practicing and prioritizing self-care and strategies for trauma-informed distance learning.

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Spotlight: Building Fair and Sustainable Funding Systems

The resources we highlight this month offer chief financial officers and other education leaders guidance on creating and managing funding systems that promote equitable outcomes for students. With new federal relief on the way, we hope this collection proves helpful in decision-making around the safe continuation of schooling and plans for accelerated learning.

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Spotlight: Research-Informed Resources to Improve Learning for All Students

This month, WestEd spotlights research-based approaches and current studies that may be used to support teachers and leaders in efforts to boost learning and keep all students engaged during this challenging time and beyond.

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

A recent study found that if LGBTQ students experienced the same levels of support and safety at school as non-transgender and straight students, disparities would disappear or greatly diminish.

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How Technology Brings Health Care to Students at School

As one school-based telehealth provider reflects, “the more ways in which we can support children, the more likely we are to change the trajectory of their lives.”

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Rhode Island Department of Education: Partnering with WestEd to Ensure Student Readiness for High School and College

Through an innovative high school and college readiness program, the Rhode Island Department of Education is providing students with customized, high-quality online reading and math instruction.

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Announcing the Virtual Quality Counts California Family Engagement Toolkit for the Early Childhood Workforce

The new toolkit helps the early childhood workforce build strengths-based relationships with the children and families in their care through meaningful engagement.

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Reading Apprenticeship: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

The evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship program has helped thousands of educators around the country to improve students’ academic identity, engagement, subject-area knowledge, and disciplinary literacy.

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Planning and Managing the Equitable Allocation of Community College Funds

Community colleges can serve as engines of economic recovery for California and as pathways to greater opportunity for students from communities hit hardest by the pandemic.

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