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Universal Design for Learning — Planning Instruction for All Students: Webinar

Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning to address learning barriers. Webinar, Wednesday, October 19.

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Preschool Teachers’ Implicit Bias Impacts Black Boys Most, Study Says

Study shows that Black boys are more likely to get suspended or expelled from preschool than other children.

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WestEd and NewSchools Venture Fund Win Small Business Administration Funding for EdTech Growth Accelerator

New SBA funding enables more knowledge- and resource-sharing and guidance on edtech data use.

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Toward Widespread Improvement of Literacy in Secondary Schools

Read about scaling up Reading Apprenticeship professional learning for improving literacy in secondary schools.

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The Wonk’s Guide to What Works, and What Doesn’t, When Policing Violent Crime

Read about evidence-based strategies for addressing the violent crime epidemic, and a focus on proven solutions.

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Relationship-Based Infant-Toddler Care Practices: Download New Resource

Learn the importance of relationship-based infant and toddler care.

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Congressional Briefing on Violence and Violence Prevention: National Experts Gather in Washington, DC

What does the best research say about the problem of violence and how to prevent it? Experts address the question.

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Cover for Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms, 2nd Edition

Leading for Literacy — A Reading Apprenticeship Approach: New Resource

Receive concrete guidance for improving student reading across secondary schools and colleges.

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Schools Ban Suspensions After Success With Restorative Justice

WestEd's Trevor Fronius and Sarah Guckenburg weigh in on this alternative to suspension.

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Leading with Learning Website Launches

New project provides school districts with systemic support for improving education outcomes for English learners.

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