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Building Inclusive, Equitable, and Effective Evaluations: Reflections on the Anti-Racist Evaluation Strategies Guide
“Fundamentally, we have to get away from thinking that ‘we’ know what is better for ‘them’ than they do.” WestEd experts discuss representation, shared ownership, and equity in evaluation.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) can lead to better student outcomes and can benefit the entire school community. Read about what SEL is and isn’t, how one district enhanced SEL through continuous improvement, and how mindfulness practices contribute to two key SEL skills.
Spotlight on Education Assessment During Complex Times: Leading Voices Share Perspectives and Resources
What value is there in assessments taken during the pandemic? How can assessment design reflect more diverse groups of students? Read perspectives from WestEd’s assessment experts.
Through Guided Pathways, Milwaukee Area Technical College's math department introduced students to new paths to success and helped them build a better relationship with math.
WestEd Welcomes Accomplished Leader and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist Nicole L. Yeldell Butts to Guide the Agency’s DEI Programs
We are pleased to announce Nicole L. Yeldell Butts has joined WestEd as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She will lead initiatives that champion diverse, inclusive, safe, and representative environments across all levels of the agency.
New Grant Will Help Carnegie Math Pathways Support Instructors with Teaching Social Justice-Themed Math Lessons
“Math is a powerful means of helping students understand the world around them, including issues of social justice, and these resources will help teachers make mathematics more empowering and relevant for their students.”
A newly published field guide helps education leaders move California toward one integrated, comprehensive, and school-based child-serving system.
Molly Faulkner-Bond explores how the education community can help make assessment more inclusive, diverse, and responsive to students' lived experiences.