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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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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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Announcing New WestEd Division Director: Catherine Goins

WestEd is pleased to announce the further expansion of its growing leadership team with the appointment of Catherine Goins as a new Division Director for the agency.


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: Building Student Motivation, Mindfulness, and Momentum

Access insights and promising practices for addressing challenging issues in the classroom or systemwide, with an eye toward supporting student motivation and momentum throughout the school year.

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Upon the Launch of Our Center: Aída Walqui On the Opening of the National Research & Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners

The new Center aims to connect research findings to policy and practice, engage in national leadership, build capacity, and promote compelling and actionable information that improves opportunities for secondary English Learners.

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WestEd CEO Glen Harvey in Response to Events at U.S. Capitol: Redoubling Our Efforts Toward Equitable Education

The recent insurrection at our nation's Capitol is a call to redouble our efforts to achieve our longstanding goal of equitable education and the success of every learner, which we see as the foundation for a successful democracy.

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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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California For All Kids: The Master Plan for Early Learning and Care

California’s diversity is one of its greatest assets. The Master Plan for Early Learning and Care ensures families can access early learning and care that fits the unique needs of their children, their financial resources, and working lives.

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