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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: Improving Outcomes for Young People with Disabilities

This month, WestEd focuses on how educators are working to improve outcomes for children, youth, and adults with disabilities.

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Effective Strategies for Teaching English Learner Students with Disabilities - Summer Institutes

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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Sound Basic Education for All; An Action Plan for North Carolina

Sound Basic Education for All: An Action Plan for North Carolina

WestEd recently completed and submitted a comprehensive research and action plan that is being used to reach consensus on priority actions to transform education in North Carolina and provide a sound basic education for all. The report identifies positive, interdisciplinary actions the state can take immediately and over the next decade to provide necessary foundational opportunities to serve all students.

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Remembering Ron Lally

WestEd mourns Ron Lally, whose long career focused on understanding the developmental needs of young children and supporting them and their caregivers.

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Evidence in Education Is All the Buzz in the Beehive State

REL West staff held workshops for local education agencies and schools to build their capacity to examine the evidence for interventions using the ESSA standards.

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School Leadership

Spotlight: Principal and Teacher Leadership in School Improvement

Read about promising practices and evidence-based resources for supporting principal and teacher leadership — particularly for educators working in a school improvement setting.

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WestEd Around the Country

Spotlight: Improving Outcomes for Learners Nationwide

This month, we are showcasing research and promising practices stories about states around the nation that are making a difference for all learners.

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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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