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Teachers Engaging Parents

Engaging Families to Boost Student Learning: Academic Parent-Teacher Teams in Georgia

To empower families to play a more informed and active role in their children’s education, Georgia is working to expand Academic Parent-Teacher Teams.

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SEL Center

The SEL Center: Working to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

Explore more than 70 resources designed to help educators at the state and local levels integrate evidence-based SEL and school safety practices into teaching and learning.

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Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: An Updated Research Review from WestEd's Justice & Prevention Research Center

This updated review documents the current breadth of evidence on restorative justice, provides a more comprehensive picture of how restorative practices are implemented in schools, and lays the groundwork for future research, implementation, and policy.


CST Jump Starting

Jump-Starting Instructional Transformation for Rapid School Improvement: A Guide for Principals

Transforming instruction is a big job, engaging administrators and teachers over multiple years. Because the challenge can seem so daunting, school leaders can profit from some guidance in knowing where and how to begin. This guide provides that starting point.

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WestEd Events: Opioid Epidemic

Addressing the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic: A Trauma-Informed Cross-Sector Approach

Missed our panel discussion on the opioid epidemic? No problem. Watch the discussion in its entirety on our Facebook page.

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Winter 2019 R&D Alert

Order or Download the New R&D Alert for the Latest on Trauma-Informed Practices, Reaching Disconnected Youth, School Climate, and More

This new edition of R&D Alert explores trauma-informed practices in education, strategies for reaching disconnected youth, ways to create a positive school climate, and more.

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