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Spotlight on English Learners: Accelerated Learning and Equitable Outcomes

Learn about professional learning opportunities and resources to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for English Learners.

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Keeping Learners Motivated and Moving Forward During the Pandemic: Our Top 10 COVID-19 Resources

Our most accessed resources offer educators guidance on a range of topics, including practicing and prioritizing self-care and strategies for trauma-informed distance learning.

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Shedding Light on the Experiences of LGBTQ Students: Sobering Data and Reasons for Hope

A recent study found that if LGBTQ students experienced the same levels of support and safety at school as non-transgender and straight students, disparities would disappear or greatly diminish.

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Rhode Island Department of Education: Partnering with WestEd to Ensure Student Readiness for High School and College

Through an innovative high school and college readiness program, the Rhode Island Department of Education is providing students with customized, high-quality online reading and math instruction.

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Comprehensive Center Network: Students being taught by teachers

WestEd Serves New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island Through the Region 2 Comprehensive Center

The Region 2 Comprehensive Center builds the capacity of state, regional, and local education agencies and schools to improve instruction, address achievement and equity gaps, and provide support for state-identified priorities and initiatives.

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Reading Apprenticeship: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

The evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship program has helped thousands of educators around the country to improve students’ academic identity, engagement, subject-area knowledge, and disciplinary literacy.

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New Comprehensive Study of Marijuana Use Among California Adolescents: Frequency of Use Is Changing and Is Related to Educational, Behavioral, and Social-Emotional Challenges

WestEd announces the release of the first comprehensive study of marijuana use among California adolescents since the November 2016 legalization of adult use. The study uncovers how frequency of use is changing and how usage is related to educational, behavioral, and social-emotional challenges.

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WestEd Awarded Grant to Partner with North Carolina Rural School Districts

WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship program has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve subject-area literacy at the secondary level, working in partnership with rural districts in North Carolina.

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Spotlight: A Roundup of WestEd's 2020 Resources Designed to Support Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out this selection of resources created in response to changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These publications and webinars cover diverse topics of interest to educators at all levels.

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Creating Equity, Excellence, and Well-Being in Education

Throughout this and every school year, schools and districts should address the well-being and connection needs of both students and staff as a first priority before academic teaching and learning.

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