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NGSS Middle School

Transitioning to an Integrated Approach to Science Instruction

A new report discusses how districts are transitioning from a discipline-specific model for science instruction to a model in which the science disciplines are connected, leading to a holistic understanding of science phenomena.

Schools and districtsScienceSTEM

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Science Teaching and Learning: When Teachers Learn, Students Succeed

Studies show Making Sense of SCIENCE professional learning improves teacher knowledge and transforms science classrooms.

LiteracyProfessional developmentScienceSTEM

Framework for Leading Next Generation Science Standards Implementation

A New Framework for Leading Next Generation Science Standards Implementation

Learn what leaders need to know — and be able to do — to lead NGSS implementation.

ResourceSchools and districtsScienceSTEM

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STEMworks Joins WestEd to Support Strategic STEM Investments

Learn how STEMworks helps investors broaden the base of students who are inspired by and do well in STEM.


2017–2018 Science & Mathematics Catalog

Science & Mathematics Catalog: New Resource

The Science & Mathematics Catalog features resources and services designed to improve teaching and learning.

EvaluationMathematicsProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsScienceSTEMTeachers and leaders

WestEd in the News

From the NBA to Edtech Investing: An Interview with NewSchools’ Managing Partner

Head of NewSchools Venture Fund discusses developing new technology tools that can level the educational playing field.

EvaluationMathematicsResearch and evaluationScienceServicesSTEM

WestEd in the News

Students Respond Enthusiastically to New Science Standards In 'Early Adopter' Districts

California’s new science standards were in full flower last week at an Oakland, CA, middle school.

AssessmentCollege & careerCommon CoreProfessional developmentSchools and districtsScienceSTEMTeachers and leaders

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Happy Atoms Helps Kids Bond with Chemistry

WestEd evaluated a new educational tool, Happy Atoms.

EvaluationResourceSchools and districtsScienceSTEM