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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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9 Things You Can Do to Support Student Agency With Formative Assessment

WestEd's Barbara Jones explores how Arizona teachers support student agency in formative assessment through three stages of development.

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Supporting Instructional Transformation In the Turnaround Context

A new paper from the Center on School Turnaround presents guidelines and recommendations for states and districts as they seek to improve systems that support instructional practices.

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Boost Literacy Skills and Create Independent Readers

Learn how to help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions that will serve them throughout school, college, and beyond.

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July Focus: Summer Reads Guaranteed to Inform and Inspire

Check out these resources to learn about supporting English learner students, implementing restorative-justice practices, and more.

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Jump Starting Insturctional Transformation

Jump-Start Instructional Transformation for Rapid School Improvement

How can principals begin the job of transforming instruction in their schools? Based on the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, this resource provides a good starting point.

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Teacher Learning Huddles Catch On in Washoe County

When a principal in Washoe County noticed his teachers weren’t collaborating productively in their grade-level teams, he reached out to a district coach, Sundae Eyer, for assistance.

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NGSS Implementation: Six Recommendations for Investing in Science Teacher Leadership

Teacher leadership plays a critical role in implementing widespread instructional change, and in many ways, administrators hold the key to nurturing or stifling leadership development.

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April Focus: Promoting High-Quality STEM Teaching and Learning

This April, WestEd focuses on what educators can do to inspire all students, especially those students who are underserved, to learn and succeed in STEM.

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Spring Webinar Series: Register Today

Join us for this engaging webinar series designed to unpack the practices, tools, and resources in the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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