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July Focus: 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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Jump-Start Instructional Transformation for Rapid School Improvement

How can principals begin the job of transforming instruction in their schools? Based on the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, this resource provides a good starting point.

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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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Jump-Starting Instructional Transformation for Rapid School Improvement: A Guide for Principals

Transforming instruction is a big job, engaging administrators and teachers over multiple years. Because the challenge can seem so daunting, school leaders can profit from some guidance in knowing where and how to begin. This guide provides that starting point.

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Spring Webinar Series: Register Today

Join us for this engaging webinar series designed to unpack the practices, tools, and resources in the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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Data-Driven School Improvement with WestEd's Four Domains CALL System

Learn about WestEd’s new Four Domains CALL System, an online tool that is designed to identify a school or district’s unique leadership opportunities and challenges. Tuesday, November 6th, 11am. Register today!

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California Examines How and Why to Improve its Measures of School Climate

A California advisory group will recommend ways to make measuring school climate more meaningful for school districts.

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: A Systems Framework

Center on School Turnaround's Carlas McCauley introduces new framework for leading and managing rapid school improvement efforts.

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Join WestEd at the California Educational Research Association (CERA) Annual Conference

WestEd researchers will present at the CERA Annual Conference, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Sacramento, CA.

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Educator Effectiveness: WestEd's Bocala Featured in Video

REL-NEI video features WestEd's Candice Bocala and other research experts discussing educator effectiveness.

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