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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.

AssessmentEventSchools and districts

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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.

Social mediaSpecial education

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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.

PolicyResourceSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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Child Care Nutrition Physical Activity Forum: Register Today!

Help children develop healthy eating habits and move their bodies to learn. Forum offered in two California locations.

Early childhoodHealth & safety

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New Resource: School & District Improvement Catalog

WestEd’s new catalog highlights services and resources designed to help educators achieve rapid and sustainable results.

Professional developmentResourceSchools and districts

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Using Literacy Leadership to Help Students Meet Next Generation Standards

Read about a research-validated framework that helps secondary school teachers support student literacy while reading subject content.