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Desired Results Developmental Profile Training: Registration Deadline Extended!

Build capacity to train early childhood education teachers on the Desired Results Developmental Profile.

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Webinar: Next Generation Science Standards—Scientific, Engineering Practices

Learn how to advance students' understanding of NGSS scientific and engineering practices.

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Webinar: Closing Achievement Gaps and Advancing Equity in Common Core Implementation

Help ensure all students are provided opportunities presented by the Common Core. Webinar, Tuesday, January 20.

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Child Care Nutrition Physical Activity Forum: Register Today!

Participants will learn ways to help children develop healthy eating habits and physical activity.

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Top WestEd Resources: English Learners & Literacy Rank High

English learner academic achievement and literacy rank among the most popular topics in WestEd's top 10 bestsellers and free resources.


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Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting: New Website!

The Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting is helping states improve their capacity to report special education fiscal data.

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Formative Assessment in the Classroom, the Curriculum, and the Culture of Schools

Formative assessment is the focus of this upcoming workshop in which WestEd STEM staff will present.


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Spanish Language Experiencing Cultural Renaissance Among Hispanics

The growing interest in dual language schools has contributed to a "linguistic recuperation for Hispanic families."—Robert Linquanti

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Students With Emotional Disturbance at Greatest Risk of Dropping Out

Study results could help educators ensure students with disabilities earn a high school diploma.

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K-8 Next Generation Science Standards: Building Local Education Agency Capacity

A group of California school districts is getting a jump-start on implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

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