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Kern Rural Teacher Residency: Preparing Passionate and Dedicated Teachers

In the face of a severe teacher shortage, CSU Bakersfield's teacher residency prepares educators who are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of students.

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Navajo Radio

How Navajo Families Are Developing Children's Math Skills at Home

Learn about the Early Mathematics Training Network's hands-on workshop with the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona.

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Cover REL West State Profiles 2017

Public Education in the Western United States, by the Numbers

Infographic snapshots illustrate public school systems in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah, created by REL West.

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Top 10 Research and Evaluations reports

Top Research & Evaluation Reports for July

Analyzing Student-Level Disciplinary Data tops WestEd's research and evaluation reports.

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WestEd in the News

Rural Schools Face Challenges in Finding, and Keeping, Teachers

Rural California schools struggle to recruit and retain teachers, and growing teacher retirement rates exacerbate the problem.

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New Study to Evaluate Kern Rural Teacher Residency

WestEd researchers are evaluating a program designed to prepare new educators to effectively teach STEM in rural schools.

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