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Using Data to Ensure That Teachers Are Learner Ready on Day One

Using Data to Ensure That Teachers Are Learner Ready on Day One

Read policy recommendations for how states can use data to strengthen their teacher pipeline. Download new resource.

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WestEd's Willis to Participate in Future of Education Finance Summit

Jason Willis will participate in a research and policy session on expenditure collection. Monday, July 17.

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Join WestEd at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Symposium

Joseph McCrary, Katie Grogan, and Jenna Terrell will present on the school safety research panel.

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Juvenile Drug Courts — Policy and Practice Scan: Recent Research

Learn about the structures, struggles, and successes of juvenile drug treatment courts.

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Exploring the Changing Landscape of State Assessment

This resource explores the changing landscape of state assessment, from Race to the Top to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: A Research Review

Download comprehensive review of the literature on restorative justice in U.S. schools.

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Cover Innovative Solutions for Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: A Guide for States

Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: New Resource

Guidelines help states factor in recently arrived English learner students into state assessment and accountability systems.

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Research Helps Target Support for Students with Disabilities

Article highlights knowledge base for more effectively targeting supports to meet needs of students with disabilities.

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Building a Culture of Education Data Use: Self-Paced Online Course

One-hour, self-paced online course offers administrators and data teams strategies for building a culture of data use.

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