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Announcing Spring and Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Strengthen leadership, knowledge, and skills with research-informed professional development this summer.

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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.

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Kern Rural Teacher Residency: Preparing Passionate and Dedicated Teachers

In the face of a severe teacher shortage, CSU Bakersfield's teacher residency prepares educators who are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of students.

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21 Practices for Effective Principal Leadership

What leaders do in schools can have a significant impact on student learning. If you can only use a few leadership practices, which ones are likely to have the best results?

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Principal and Teacher Leadership in School Improvement

Learn about promising practices and evidence-based resources for supporting principal and teacher leadership in a school improvement setting.

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January Focus: Principal and Teacher Leadership in School Improvement

Read about promising practices and evidence-based resources for supporting principal and teacher leadership — particularly for educators working in a school improvement setting.

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Expanding Evidence-Based Supports for School Leaders in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah

The REL West Educator Effectiveness Alliance has partnered with the West Comprehensive Center to help state education agency leaders strengthen their statewide supports for school leaders.

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Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Q&A with Saroja Warner

WestEd's Saroja Warner shares how American schools can better serve students equitably through the creation of a diverse and culturally responsive teacher workforce.

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October Focus: Caring Environments for Students and Teachers

Access resources designed to help educators create positive, safe, and comfortable environments for students and teachers.

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Addressing the Talent Problem — Recruiting and Retaining Effective Educators for All Schools: Special Panel Discussion

In a special panel discussion, education practitioners and experts will showcase effective talent retention strategies linked to rapid school improvement.

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