Since 2015, math and science educators from throughout California have been working together in subject matter communities of practice to ensure high-quality instruction and advance equitable outcomes.
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What can educators do when they notice themselves or others moving toward fatigue and burnout? Here are five simple strategies to use in the moment when dysregulation or overwhelm occurs.
Building State-Level Data Capacity in Arizona to Improve Instructional Services for English Learners
With REL West coaching and support, the Arizona Department of Education is learning to implement new data collection methods and to use reliable data to inform policy and practice.
REL West collaborates with local partners to facilitate training and build connections that support the web of services available to young people and their families.
WestEd and the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS) announce the Four Domains Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) System is now being delivered to 370 schools and 30 LEAs in Utah to provide an action-based and data-informed roadmap for enhancing school improvement across the state. The Four Domains CALL System – […]
From REL West's Ask-A-REL reference desk, these three research-based tips support accelerated learning after extended interruptions in classroom instruction.
As students return to schools during the pandemic, educators work to accelerate learning, deepen student understanding, and address long-standing inequities that negatively impact student outcomes, especially for underserved students. These four resources aim to help educators address education equity issues in four ways — fair funding allocation, dedication to self-care, honoring student voice, and investment in restorative practices.
What Can the Scramble to Get Classrooms Online During COVID Teach Us About Better Professional Learning?
Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, some educators report improved collaboration and positive shifts in their approach to teaching and learning.
"When it comes to improving systems and achieving equity, a paradigm shift that involves a shared vision of equity and a culture of co-creation is needed," says WestEd's Christina Pate.
Study of California's Special Education Funding System Uncovers Opportunities to Realign Funding to Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities
WestEd's second report of a two-part study provides considerations for changes to the state's special education funding policy that are focused on creating a more equitable, effective funding system.