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Rural schools

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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Photo of a teacher assisting an elementary grade student.

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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