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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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Sound Basic Education for All; An Action Plan for North Carolina

Sound Basic Education for All: An Action Plan for North Carolina

WestEd recently completed and submitted a comprehensive research and action plan that is being used to reach consensus on priority actions to transform education in North Carolina and provide a sound basic education for all. The report identifies positive, interdisciplinary actions the state can take immediately and over the next decade to provide necessary foundational opportunities to serve all students.

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Spotlight: Caring Environments for Students and Teachers

Access resources designed to help educators create positive, safe, and comfortable environments for students and teachers.

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Fall Webinar Series. Register today.

Join us for a webinar series designed to showcase best practices, tools, and resources that help you drive improvement in your state, district, and school.

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Supporting Instructional Transformation In the Turnaround Context

A new paper from the Center on School Turnaround presents guidelines and recommendations for states and districts as they seek to improve systems that support instructional practices.

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How Relationships Drive Improvement in Chula Vista

Find out how relationship-building – teacher to student, student to student, teacher to teacher, and administrator to teacher – guides improvement at the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

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Top Summer Reads

Summer Reads Guaranteed to Inform and Inspire

Check out these resources to learn about supporting English learner students, implementing restorative-justice practices, and more.

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How Can Charter Schools Best Share Lessons Learned Across Sectors?

Learn how Perry Street Charter School in Washington, DC, worked with WestEd to document and disseminate its successful turnaround process.

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Instructional Transformation and Leadership for School Improvement

Learn about WestEd’s approach to supporting transformational leadership in schools and districts using the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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Carlas McCauley Joins New Peer Review Network for Check State Plans: Promise to Practice

Carlas McCauley, Director of the Center on School Turnaround, is joining a new nationwide peer review network as part of the new Check State Plans: Promise to Practice campaign.

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