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Spotlight on Teacher Preparation, Workforce Diversity, and Strategic Policymaking

In this Spotlight, we highlight recent lessons learned about strengthening teacher preparation programs, share insights on why a diverse workforce matters, and summarize the results from a nationwide teacher survey.

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What Does It Take to Transform Teacher Education?: Perspectives from the New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI)

WestEd is pleased to announce the publication of a series of summary reports designed to illuminate promising practices and innovations for enhancing teacher preparation in California and beyond.

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WestEd's Anthony Petrosino Receives the 2018 Robert Boruch Award

WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino is the recipient of the prestigious Robert Boruch Award for Distinctive Contributions to Research that Informs Public Policy. This award, given by the Campbell Collaboration, recognizes and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to research on social interventions that inform public policy in areas such as criminal justice, education, and social welfare.

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Sense-Makers, Messengers, and Mediators of the New Mathematics Standards: Math Coaches in the Math in Common Community of Practice

Math Coaches: Sense-Makers, Messengers, and Mediators of New Standards

Offers eight recommendations for mathematics coaching support.

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AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

Join WestEd at AERA 2018

WestEd staff will be involved in more than 20 sessions, chairing, presenting, or serving as discussant.

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Developing District Plans for NGSS Implementation: Preventing Detours and Finding Express Lanes on the Journey to Implement the New Science Standards

District Plans for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Implementation

The resource provides a clear idea of what goes into a thorough NGSS implementation plan.

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STEMworks Joins WestEd to Support Strategic STEM Investments

Learn how STEMworks helps investors broaden the base of students who are inspired by and do well in STEM.


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Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines: A WestEd Project

This WestEd project aims to improve secondary school teacher effectiveness and student learning.

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Preparing Adult English Learners for Career Success: Evaluation Report

Read WestEd's evaluation findings of a program designed to prepare adult English learners for the workforce.

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2017–2018 Science & Mathematics Catalog

Science & Mathematics Catalog: New Resource

The Science & Mathematics Catalog features resources and services designed to improve teaching and learning.

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