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Rory Fitzpatrick

Committed. Together. Moving Through COVID-19: Students with Disabilities [Video]

WestEd's Rorie Fitzpatrick recommends three actions state and local education agencies can take to support students with disabilities through school closures and the transition back to school settings.

COVID-19EquityNew YorkNYPolicySpecial educationstudents with disabilities

REL West Children Learning

Spotlight: Evidence and Research Use in Education Policy and Practice

Check out these tools and resources designed to assist educators and policymakers in shaping practice based on evidence in schools, districts, and across states.

EquityNew YorkNYPolicyResearch and evaluationSchool ImprovementSchools and districts

Karon Klipple

“We’re All In This Together”: Carnegie Math Pathways Helps Educators Transition to Distance Learning Amid COVID-19

Carnegie Math Pathways helps its national network of math faculty with the abrupt transition to distance learning, as it prepares to launch online versions of all Pathways courses in fall 2020.

College & careerEquityMathematicsNew YorkNYSTEM

Students working on poetry

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.

English learnersNew YorkNYSchools and districts

Child with teacher

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.

Early childhoodEquityHealth & safetyNew YorkNYResearch and evaluation

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Empowering Families to Improve Student Learning

Academic Parent–Teacher Teams approach helps elementary school empower families to improve children's learning.

English learnersEquityFamily engagementNew YorkNYProfessional developmentServices

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New York School Superintendents Learn Improvement Science

How can leaders best develop, implement, and measure the impact of improvement initiatives?

EventNew YorkNYProfessional developmentSchools and districtsSuperintendentsTeachers and leaders

WestEd in the News

Can Poetry Revolutionize the Parent-Teacher Conference?

Teachers engage family members in their students' learning to encourage support at home.

College & careerEnglish learnersFamily engagementNew YorkNYSchools and districts

WestEd in the News

How New York City Is Redefining Parent Engagement

WestEd's Academic Parent-Teacher Teams approach begins to take hold in New York City schools.

College & careerEnglish learnersEquityFamily engagementNew YorkNYSchools and districts

Family Engagement in New York City: Academic Parent-Teacher Teams

Middle school staff, parents, and students at Junior High School 98 in the South Bronx discuss the impact of engaging families in student learning.

English learnersFamily engagementNew YorkNYProfessional developmentSchool climateSchools and districtsServices