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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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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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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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New Comprehensive Study of Marijuana Use Among California Adolescents: Frequency of Use Is Changing and Is Related to Educational, Behavioral, and Social-Emotional Challenges

WestEd announces the release of the first comprehensive study of marijuana use among California adolescents since the November 2016 legalization of adult use. The study uncovers how frequency of use is changing and how usage is related to educational, behavioral, and social-emotional challenges.

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Spotlight: Ensuring the Success of Students with Disabilities Through the Pandemic

Many students with disabilities and their families continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The resources highlighted in this Spotlight offer concrete guidance for school and district administrators, and useful tips for teachers, teacher educators, and communities of practice.

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Spotlight: A Roundup of WestEd's 2020 Resources Designed to Support Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out this selection of resources created in response to changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These publications and webinars cover diverse topics of interest to educators at all levels.

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Trauma-Informed Education: Designing a System That Promotes Healing, Part One

Having a supportive school culture and climate is critical in the development, implementation, and sustainability of trauma-healing systems.

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Spotlight: Promoting Positive School Culture, Climate, and Safety During the Pandemic

In this post, we’ve curated a variety of resources, each designed to assist educators and other practitioners in an aspect of support for the whole child, especially during this pandemic. The resources present strategies to promote trauma-informed practices, resiliency, and family engagement. We also offer insights aimed to help educators re-examine forms of school discipline and tactics used for school safety.

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Creating Equity, Excellence, and Well-Being in Education

Throughout this and every school year, schools and districts should address the well-being and connection needs of both students and staff as a first priority before academic teaching and learning.

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