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Writing and Implementing NGSS-Aligned Performance Tasks

Learn how teams in Los Angeles County are collaborating to build teacher capacity to create and use performance assessment as part of the teaching and learning process.

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Teachers Transfer Online Professional Development Experiences to Virtual Classrooms

As educators face the challenge of teaching online, they need accessible tools to get students reading and engaged with one another. Read tips from WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship.

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Linda Freidrich

Leading Literacy Across the Disciplines

Faced with the question, “How can we impact more secondary school students who are struggling readers?,” Washington County Public Schools decided to start small with cross-disciplinary literacy.

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Spotlight on Teacher Preparation, Workforce Diversity, and Strategic Policymaking

In this Spotlight, we highlight recent lessons learned about strengthening teacher preparation programs, share insights on why a diverse workforce matters, and summarize the results from a nationwide teacher survey.

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What Does It Take to Transform Teacher Education?: Perspectives from the New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI)

WestEd is pleased to announce the publication of a series of summary reports designed to illuminate promising practices and innovations for enhancing teacher preparation in California and beyond.

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2020 Award Winner of Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award: Karen A. Cerwin

The award honors Cerwin’s contribution to science education, her leadership and service, and her positive impact on the quality of science teaching.

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Spotlight: Effective Leadership Through COVID-19 & Beyond

This spotlight offers research-based insights and resources for leaders to inform decision-making that will support the needs of the entire school community.

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Reaching, Teaching, and Empowering Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

REL West explores home-school-community partnerships and the importance of sharing responsibility for children’s learning during COVID-19.

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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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Converting In-Person Activities to Distance Learning Activities

Many of the strategies educators and leaders use during in-person settings can also be used in the distance learning environment — they just look a bit different.

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