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School Social Work in the Time of COVID-19: When Human-Centered Work Moved Online

"School social workers are agile and have a strengths-based orientation.... We meet students where they’re at, and they’re stepping up with resilience and connecting with us."

COVID-19EquityHealth & safetyMental HealthSchools and districtsSocial Workers

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Back to School Fall 2020: Equity, Excellence, and Well-Being

This month we are highlighting resources to help you continue schooling this fall with a focus on equity, excellence, and well-being. This selection of resources provides actionable guidance to help you continue to make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth, and adults.

back to schoolCOVID-19Early childhoodearly childhood developmentEnglish language learnersEnglish learnersEquityHealth & safetyJusticeSchools and districtssocial emotional learningSpecial educationstudents with disabilitiesWebinar

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Supporting Your Successful Fall Restart: WestEd Shares Guidance with the Council of Chief State School Officers

WestEd recently partnered with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to provide key guidance for the recently launched “Restart and Recovery: Considerations for Teaching and Learning”— a fully customizable series of vetted resources addressing system-level conditions, academics, and student wellbeing. “The WestEd team is glad to have supported CCSSO,” says Natalie Walrond, Director […]

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Flagstaff High School: Supporting Students' College, Career, and Life Readiness During COVID-19

A growing team at Flagstaff High School is working to transform the school’s culture — and that of the district and community — to focus greater attention on career, college, and life readiness.

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Committed. Together. Moving Through COVID-19: Fostering Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-Being [Video]

WestEd’s Natalie Walrond addresses the kind of learning environment and relationships all students need for success when school buildings reopen.

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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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Preventing Students from Dropping Out During COVID-19 School Closures

REL West’s BethAnn Berliner spoke with leading dropout prevention scholar, Dr. Russell W. Rumberger, to discuss students vulnerable to dropping out during this time.

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ESSA Requirements and Distance Learning: New Tools to Support Leaders

New REL West tools support the selection of evidence-based strategies for distance learning and other environments.

ESSAEvery Student Succeeds ActResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsStandardsTeachers and leaders

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Improving STEM Teaching and Learning – Top Resources for Teachers and Leaders

This month we highlight strategies for student success in STEM subjects. Check out the following six tips and accompanying resources.

Common CoreMathematicsNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS)NGSSResourceSchools and districtsScienceStandardsSTEMTeachers and leadersWebinar

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REL West and Parlier Unified School District Work Together to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

Located in California’s rural Central Valley, Parlier Unified School District is committed to every student attending school every day during a regular school year. In partnership with WestEd’s Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West), Parlier Unified School District is three years into a community-wide campaign to reduce chronic absence, and the district is achieving encouraging […]

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