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Natalie Walrond

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.

COVID-19EquityHealth & safetyResourceSchool climateSchools and districtsSELsocial emotional learning

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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.

COVID-19Distance Learningdropout preventionEquityremote learningSchools and districtsSELsocial emotional learningTeachers and leaders

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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.

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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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Improving Outcomes for Young People with Disabilities

Through initiatives like the National Center for Systemic Improvement, we help states transform their systems to better support infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

English learnersEquityFour DomainsHealth & safetySchool TurnaroundSchools and districtsSpecial educationstudents with disabilities

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Building Supports for Students with Disabilities in Mathematics

It takes time and dedication to bring the message to all stakeholders that “all students can succeed” and to make sure this is not just a slogan but a practice embedded in everyone’s daily work.

Common CoreEquityMathematicsResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSTEM

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.

AccountabilityEquityPolicySchool ImprovementSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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Evidence in Education Is All the Buzz in the Beehive State

REL West staff held workshops for local education agencies and schools to build their capacity to examine the evidence for interventions using the ESSA standards.

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