As students return to schools during the pandemic, educators work to accelerate learning, deepen student understanding, and address long-standing inequities that negatively impact student outcomes, especially for underserved students. These four resources aim to help educators address education equity issues in four ways — fair funding allocation, dedication to self-care, honoring student voice, and investment in restorative practices.
Losing a respected and beloved colleague is always hard. Losing two such individuals within days of each other is unnerving and heart-wrenching. Remembering Sylvie Hale and Matt Gaertner.
Study of California's Special Education Funding System Uncovers Opportunities to Realign Funding to Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities
WestEd's second report of a two-part study provides considerations for changes to the state's special education funding policy that are focused on creating a more equitable, effective funding system.
Check out six resources designed to help early childhood professionals promote healthy development and equitable learning for the whole child.
WestEd is pleased to announce Jacob Moore is the newly elected chair of WestEd’s Board of Directors. Currently the Associate Vice-President of Tribal Relations at Arizona State University (ASU), Moore is a former president and member of the Arizona State Board of Education. He begins his one-year term as Board Chair on July 22, 2021.
Spotlight: Equitable Conditions and Learning Environments Support the Success of the Whole Child, Family, and Community
With safe, supportive, and equitable conditions, all learners can thrive. Two new resources contribute to a growing body of work that highlights the importance of addressing racial inequities in every aspect of education.
Now available, the newly released PITC Curriculum further enriches learning for infants and toddlers with a planning process based on reflection, observation, and documentation of play and learning that respects each child’s developing abilities, individual strengths and needs, family culture(s), and language(s).
As part of the SEED Grant, 700 teachers will engage in three days of learning this summer, followed by additional inquiry into disciplinary literacy via monthly online networks throughout the school year facilitated by Reading Apprenticeship experts.
Blackorby will lead innovative studies designed to promote better learning conditions and outcomes for students with disabilities, initially prioritizing equitable learning acceleration for children and youth nationwide.
Learn about professional learning opportunities and resources to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for English Learners.