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January Focus: Improving Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities

This month, as you may be reviewing solutions for targeted and comprehensive school improvement support, WestEd is highlighting the multitude of ways in which educators — including teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and state and local administrators — can help to support students with disabilities.

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Special Ed Inclusion

English Language Learners with Disabilities

Participate in our customized professional learning to gain an understanding of how to develop and implement academic instruction that addresses the unique needs of English learners with disabilities and other learning difficulties.

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Data for Continuous Improvement

Becoming a Data Culture: Steps for Colleges of Education

A new edited volume addresses how educator preparation programs can use data to explore critical issues and inform continuous improvements to their programs.

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Elementary Students

Raising the Bar on Instruction: 21st Century Learning Standards

Visit the Raising the Bar website to access research-based tools, resources, and services designed to help teachers transition to college- and career-ready standards.

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Nevada Statewide School Safety Task Force

School Safety Recommendations Presented in Final Report from Nevada Governor’s Task Force

A report from Nevada's School Safety Task Force presents recommendations for strategies that can be implemented to improve safety in its schools.

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R&D Alert Chronic Absenteeism

To Address Chronic Absenteeism, Dig into the Data

With increased attention to attendance issues, partly spurred by ESSA, many districts are using data to better understand and identify ways to reduce absenteeism. Read our latest R&D Alert article to learn more.

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Developing Home and School Partnerships Focused on Student Learning and Achievement

WestEd's family engagement services will help you transform the way families participate in the education of their children.

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NYSED Articles

Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

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Meaningful Classroom Talk: Supporting English Learners’ Oral Language Development

Aida Walqui and Margaret Heritage present six guidelines for promoting quality interactions for English learners and clarify common misconceptions about language learning.

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Learning From the Field: Trauma-Informed Practices

How can educators and early care providers best attend to children affected by trauma? In this Q&A, WestEd’s Natalie Walrond shares key takeaways from interviews with experts.

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