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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.

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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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Spotlight on Teacher Preparation, Workforce Diversity, and Strategic Policymaking

In this Spotlight, we highlight recent lessons learned about strengthening teacher preparation programs, share insights on why a diverse workforce matters, and summarize the results from a nationwide teacher survey.

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What Does It Take to Transform Teacher Education?: Perspectives from the New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI)

WestEd is pleased to announce the publication of a series of summary reports designed to illuminate promising practices and innovations for enhancing teacher preparation in California and beyond.

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Spotlight: Promoting Equitable Early Childhood Development and Learning

This month, we are highlighting resources designed to support early childhood practitioners, educators, and families during the pandemic and beyond with dealing with challenging behavior, reaching rural preschoolers, explaining the coronavirus, and more.

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2020 Award Winner of Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award: Karen A. Cerwin

The award honors Cerwin’s contribution to science education, her leadership and service, and her positive impact on the quality of science teaching.

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Spotlight: Promoting Positive School Culture, Climate, and Safety During the Pandemic

In this post, we’ve curated a variety of resources, each designed to assist educators and other practitioners in an aspect of support for the whole child, especially during this pandemic. The resources present strategies to promote trauma-informed practices, resiliency, and family engagement. We also offer insights aimed to help educators re-examine forms of school discipline and tactics used for school safety.

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