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Conference Focuses on Ensuring Students Graduate From High School

Regional Educational Laboratory research will be highlighted in upcoming national conference. March 13, Seattle, WA.

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New Resource: Building a Culture of Engaged Academic Literacy in Classrooms

In classrooms using Reading Apprenticeship®, it's cool—not shameful—to be confused.

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School Climate: Part of Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Violence

A positive school climate helps deter violence and improves academic achievement.—WestEd's Gregory Austin, Congressional briefing

Health & safetySchool climate

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WestEd Staff to Present at Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education

Join WestEd's Lori Van Houten and Karina Jaquet, who will present on "The Power of Iterative Testing." March 4, San Francisco.

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Webinar: Content Literacy in History-Social Science

Join us for this upcoming webinar with a focus on the California Common Core and content literacy in history and social science.


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Webinar: Preparing Students for Life After High School

Learn strategies to help students make informed choices for life after high school. Thursday, April 2, 10:30am-Noon (PT).

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Follow the Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting on Twitter!

WestEd's Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) is now on Twitter. Follow CIFR and get the latest on news and events.

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New Resource: English Language Learners and the New Standards

Engage English language learner students in learning subject-area content, analytical practices, and language simultaneously.

English learnersResourceSchools and districts

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K-2 Students Increasingly Embracing Technology

Mixing academic software programs with traditional classroom instruction is increasingly moving to the early grades.


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Making Arts a Key Component of Curricula

A new report makes the case for why the arts are important for college and career readiness.

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