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Spotlight on English Learners: Accelerated Learning and Equitable Outcomes

Learn about professional learning opportunities and resources to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for English Learners.

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Rhode Island Department of Education: Partnering with WestEd to Ensure Student Readiness for High School and College

Through an innovative high school and college readiness program, the Rhode Island Department of Education is providing students with customized, high-quality online reading and math instruction.

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Comprehensive Center Network: Students being taught by teachers

WestEd Serves New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island Through the Region 2 Comprehensive Center

The Region 2 Comprehensive Center builds the capacity of state, regional, and local education agencies and schools to improve instruction, address achievement and equity gaps, and provide support for state-identified priorities and initiatives.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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