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Beverly Hurley

WestEd Appoints Beverly Hurley as New Board of Directors Chair

“As a lifelong educator, WestEd’s mission to make a positive difference in the education and development of all learners resonates deeply with me,” says Hurley. “I look forward to working with the diverse group of accomplished professionals who make up WestEd’s Board to continue that mission.”

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Top Summer Reads

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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Teachers Engaging Parents

Engaging Families to Boost Student Learning: Academic Parent-Teacher Teams in Georgia

To empower families to play a more informed and active role in their children’s education, Georgia is working to expand Academic Parent-Teacher Teams.

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Teacher Leaders and Teachers

Register for Summer Institutes: Learn Effective Strategies for Teaching English Learner Students with Disabilities

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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Incarcerated Youth

Healthy U: How a New App Provides Sexual Health Education to Incarcerated Youth

Delivered through a tablet-based app, Healthy U is a first-of-its-kind teen pregnancy prevention program for young males in a juvenile justice environment.

Health & safetyJuvenile Justice

STEM for all

WestEd STEM Projects Featured in National Science Foundation Video Showcase

WestEd projects are featured in the 5th annual STEM for All Video Showcase. The event features over 240 innovative projects aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. During the week-long event (May 13-20), researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and members of the public are […]

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Published Articles by WestEd

Redesigning Math Curriculum to Improve Student Learning

How can research findings from cognitive and learning sciences be applied in authentic settings to improve student learning outcomes in mathematics?

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SEL Center

The SEL Center: Working to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

Explore more than 70 resources designed to help educators at the state and local levels integrate evidence-based SEL and school safety practices into teaching and learning.

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School Climate & Culture

June Focus: Improving School Climate and Culture for Student and Staff Success

Access school climate and culture research, webinars, and services designed to help schools and districts increase student attendance and achievement and improve school safety.

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Published Articles by WestEd

WestEd STEM Researchers Study Early Elementary Science Instruction Post Professional Development

Judith Haymore Sandholtz with the University of California, Irvine, and WestEd researchers Cathy Ringstaff and Bryan Matlen publish longitudinal case studies, supported by the National Science Foundation, that demonstrate how teacher professional development can hold promise in promoting effective early elementary science instruction, and offer guidance on how to cope with school-level factors that change over time.

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