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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.

Expanding Evidence-Based Supports for School Leaders in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah

The REL West Educator Effectiveness Alliance has partnered with the West Comprehensive Center to help state education agency leaders strengthen their statewide supports for school leaders.

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The Untapped Potential of Charter School Turnaround

Policies typically offer two options to underperforming charter schools: reconstitution or closure. One charter school pursued and succeeded at a less commonly offered option: turnaround. Read Perry Street Preparatory’s story in our R&D Alert.

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Understanding Experiences of LGBTQ Students

New Report: Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQ Students in California

A new report draws upon data from approximately 800,000 secondary school students and their perceptions of school supports, school safety, school engagement, academic performance, and mental health.

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

Healthy U is a first-of-its-kind teen pregnancy prevention program for young males in a juvenile justice environment.

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Early Childhood Development and Learning

Because healthy development in the early years pays off throughout one’s life, WestEd strives to ensure families and early childhood professionals have the skills and resources necessary to give young children a safe, healthy, emotionally secure, and intellectually rich start.

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WestEd’s Michelle Tiu Joins EdTech Genome Project Steering Committee

Michelle Tiu, WestEd’s Director of Education Technology in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program, will serve as a member of The EdTech Genome Project, who aims to help inform educators and school administrators’ decision-making around which edtech solutions to invest in for their schools and districts.

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WestEd Researchers Contribute to The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

Anthony Petrosino, Sarah Guckenburg, and Trevor Fronius of the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center and Jenna Terrell of WestEd's Learning Innovations program contributed a chapter to The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, published earlier this year.

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Embracing the Challenge: How a Wisconsin Elementary School Radically Improved Its Performance

Learn how Fort Howard Elementary went from the lowest state accountability rating to an “Exceeds Expectations” score.

Special Education Systems Review: Aligning Resources for Improved Outcomes

Wednesday, November 13. Join us to learn how Halifax County Public Schools is using the special education review process to help improve outcomes and streamline costs. Register today.

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October Focus: Caring Environments for Students and Teachers

Access resources designed to help educators create positive, safe, and comfortable environments for students and teachers.

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