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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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Spotlight: Building Fair and Sustainable Funding Systems

The resources we highlight this month offer chief financial officers and other education leaders guidance on creating and managing funding systems that promote equitable outcomes for students. With new federal relief on the way, we hope this collection proves helpful in decision-making around the safe continuation of schooling and plans for accelerated learning.

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Spotlight: Ensuring the Success of Students with Disabilities Through the Pandemic

Many students with disabilities and their families continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The resources highlighted in this Spotlight offer concrete guidance for school and district administrators, and useful tips for teachers, teacher educators, and communities of practice.

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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.

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High-Quality Online Professional 
Development, Training, and Support

Our virtual services provide access to a national network of peers and deliver timely evidence-based guidance to keep you moving forward.

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Committed. Together. Moving Through COVID-19: Students with Disabilities [Video]

WestEd's Rorie Fitzpatrick recommends three actions state and local education agencies can take to support students with disabilities through school closures and the transition back to school settings.

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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.

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Effective Strategies for Teaching English Learner Students with Disabilities - Summer Institutes

This two-day institute addresses misconceptions about, and provides research-based strategies for, teaching English learner students and students with disabilities.

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Spotlight: Improving Curriculum and Instruction for Children and Youth with Disabilities

This month, as you may be reviewing solutions for targeted and comprehensive school improvement support, WestEd is highlighting the multitude of ways in which educators — including teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and state and local administrators — can help to support students with disabilities.

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