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WestEd Report Cited in Tucson Mayor's State-of-City Address

WestEd's report on Arizona's student dropout crisis was cited in the Mayor of Tucson's State-of-the-City Address.

Schools and districts

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WestEd's Kathy DiRanna Receives Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

"This award could not have been presented to a more deserving science educator."—Steve Schneider, WestEd STEM Program Director


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WestEd's Lenay Dunn to Present at Equity Event

WestEd's Lenay Dunn will present at the upcoming Equity Event sponsored by the Arizona School Boards Association.

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Webinar: Doing What Works—Research-Based Practices in Action

Learn about the Doing What Works Library of research-based professional development materials. March 26, Noon-1:15pm (PT).

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WestEd Research on School Enrollment Interventions Listed in Top 3

A WestEd research study ranked number 2 in SAGE journal articles trending on Twitter in 2014.

Schools and districts

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WestEd Research on Early Learning Strategies Featured in Education Daily

Education Daily featured WestEd's research on integrating early childhood strategies into school turnaround efforts.

Early childhoodSchools and districts

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WestEd at ASCD 2015

Join WestEd at the 70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, March 21-23, in Houston, TX.

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Empowering Middle School Entrepreneurs

"The students I worked with were enthusiastic about the products they were developing."—Aleata Hubbard on Startup Weekend Youth.

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Register for Next Generation Science Standards (CA) State Rollout Symposium

Explore next steps in the journey toward Next Generation Science Standards implementation.


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Webinar: Research-Proven Strategies for Teaching Math to Young Children

Learn about the recommendations in and implications of the "Teaching Math to Young Children" guide. March 23, 11am-12:15pm (PT).

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