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Five Principles for Transitioning to Physically Distanced, In-Person Learning

Last year, WestEd's Jennifer Folsom offered five principles to guide educators through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, Jennifer describes how the same principles can guide the reopening process.

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Reimagining Excellence: Social and Emotional Well-Being and Academic Excellence in Schools

Relaunching school this fall demands a reimagining of education to align with the current needs of students, families, and school staff. A new resource offers districts a blueprint.

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Education Leaders Learn from "Bright Spot" Mathematics Classrooms in Utah

Discover how a dedicated team of REL West researchers and Utah educators are working on mining and getting teachers to adopt promising math practices.

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Accelerated Learning and Equitable Outcomes for English Learners

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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Research-Informed Resources to Boost Teaching and Learning

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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Supporting School Principals: What Do the Experts Say?

As site leaders, principals are responsible for supporting high-quality teaching and learning and empowering students and staff. Find out how states and districts can effectively support principals.

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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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Spotlight: Building Student Motivation, Mindfulness, and Momentum

Access insights and promising practices for addressing challenging issues in the classroom or systemwide, with an eye toward supporting student motivation and momentum throughout the school year.

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