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NYSED Articles

Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

English learnersEquityLiteracyNew YorkProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsTeachers and leaders

Deb Sigman

WestEd's Deb Sigman Receives the CERA 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

WestEd’s Deb Sigman is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Educational Research Association (CERA). The award honors her more than 40 years of leadership and service to California's K-12 students.

AssessmentAwardsSchools and districts

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Building the Capacity to Support All K-12 Learners

Develop and implement an integrated, comprehensive, data-driven Multi-Tiered System of Supports customized to your school district.

MTSSSchools and districtsSpecial education

CFTL CenterView

How Protocols Empower Teacher Leaders to Lead and Teachers to Teach

This issue of CenterView describes three protocols designed to help teachers communicate in a focused way that can often lead to changes in instructional practice.

Professional developmentSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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How Successful School Improvement Plans Prioritize Culture and Climate

In this archived webinar, participants learn how to implement policies and practices that improve school climate and engage all stakeholders.

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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!

School TurnaroundSchools and districtsWebinar

NGSS Workshop

Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards

Discover how K-12 educators are working together in the design, selection, and implementation of instructional materials that reflect the Next Generation Science Standards.

NGSSSchools and districtsSTEM

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WestEd Will Lead Mathematics Framework Update for the Nation’s Report Card

WestEd is excited to announce our leadership role in the mathematics framework update for the Nation’s Report Card, also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP measures the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students through assessments in reading, mathematics, science, writing, and other subjects. The information collected provides a snapshot of the state of education in United States.

AssessmentMathematicsSchools and districts

Reading Apprenticeship

WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship Wins New Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant and Top Score in 2018 Award Program

WestEd is the recipient of an esteemed 2018 Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant to improve subject-area literacy nationwide for secondary schools demonstrating a strong need for support.

LiteracySchools and districtsSTEMTeachers and leaders

The Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs

The Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs

This report describes a study that examined the initial impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) policy, the first required performance assessment for preliminary administrator certification in California, by identifying early changes (i.e., changes made through March 30, 2018) in administrator preparation programs’ practices.

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