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Read about WestEd's work with schools, districts, and state and federal governments to improve education for all learners. In addition, keep up-to-date with our latest research, resources, projects, professional development opportunities, and more.

R&D Alert Chronic Absenteeism

To Address Chronic Absenteeism, Dig into the Data

With increased attention to attendance issues, partly spurred by ESSA, many districts are using data to better understand and identify ways to reduce absenteeism. Read our latest R&D Alert article to learn more.

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Register for Reading Apprenticeship Online Courses

New to Reading Apprenticeship or looking to implement Reading Apprenticeship at your site? Our popular online courses are filling up quickly, but there’s still time to grab a spot! Sign up today!

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NGSS Engaged and Learning Science

Engaged and Learning Science: How Students Benefit from Next Generation Science Standards Teaching

Learn how a diverse population of students benefit from their districts’ participation in the NGSS Early Implementers Initiative.

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Developing Home and School Partnerships Focused on Student Learning and Achievement

WestEd's family engagement services will help you transform the way families participate in the education of their children.

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NYSED Articles

Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

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Deb Sigman

WestEd's Deb Sigman Receives the CERA 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

WestEd’s Deb Sigman is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Educational Research Association (CERA). The award honors her more than 40 years of leadership and service to California's K-12 students.

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WestEd Wins New Federal Grant to Lead the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

WestEd is recipient of a U.S. Department of Education grant to lead the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety.  The RAND Corporation, Council of Chief State School Officers, and Transforming Education will serve as partners in the work.

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Anthony Petrosino

WestEd's Anthony Petrosino Receives the 2018 Robert Boruch Award

WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino is the recipient of the prestigious Robert Boruch Award for Distinctive Contributions to Research that Informs Public Policy. This award, given by the Campbell Collaboration, recognizes and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to research on social interventions that inform public policy in areas such as criminal justice, education, and social welfare.

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CenterView: How Protocols Empower Teacher Leaders to Lead and Teachers to Teach

How Protocols Empower Teacher Leaders to Lead and Teachers to Teach

Learn how three protocols can help empower teacher leaders to lead their peers through structured processes and improve instructional practices.

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WestEd Will Lead Mathematics Framework Update for the Nation’s Report Card

WestEd is excited to announce our leadership role in the mathematics framework update for the Nation’s Report Card, also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP measures the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students through assessments in reading, mathematics, science, writing, and other subjects. The information collected provides a snapshot of the state of education in United States.

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