WestEd E-Bulletin
WestEd E-Bulletin

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Monthly highlights of WestEd's research, resources, projects, services, and events to help all learners succeed in school and career.

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Empowering Families to Improve Student Learning

WestEd’s Academic Parent–Teacher Teams approach gives families concrete information on their children’s academic progress and provides them with strategies and resources to use with their children to reinforce grade-level learning goals. Learn more in the latest R&D Alert Online article.

Also, check out the latest print edition of R&D Alert, highlighting teacher leadership development, improving instruction of English learners, and school district turnaround.

Measuring Teacher Performance

Research Measuring Teacher Performance With Student Learning Objectives

This new REL West research report offers state and district leaders new insights into the use of student learning objectives (SLOs) to evaluate teacher performance.

Download the REL West report as well as the latest REL West Research Digest.

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Professional Learning Improving Teaching Skills and Student Academic Performance

Register for these upcoming professional learning opportunities to gain the expertise to engage English learners in deep, transferable learning; build a scientific way of thinking in both teachers and students; provide effective early care and education; and increase academic literacy.

2016 Catalogs Now Available

Resources 2016 Catalogs Now Available!

WestEd's resources and services draw on the best from research and practice in education and human development. Download our 2016 catalogs:

WestEd Webinars

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College & Career Secondary Education, Community Colleges, Universities, Adult Education, and Workforce Development

WestEd provides research-based expertise on effective practices and transition strategies designed to help students and adults succeed in college and/or career, develops measures of college and career readiness, and partners with workforce development stakeholders to address challenges facing job seekers and employers. 

Visit our College and Career page to learn about our related research, services, resources, and news and events.

WestEd Celebrates 50 Years

WestEd Celebrating 50 Years:
Advancing Excellence in Research, Development, & Service

WestEd’s roots extend back to 1966 when Congress first funded Regional Educational Laboratories across the country to help improve the education of the nation’s children. Since then, we've committed ourselves to tackle real-world challenges, often in partnerships with others, to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of children and adults.

Resource Spotlight

Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work

Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practice, Second Edition — eBook Now Available!
10% Discount

Designed to develop and assess education leaders’ practice, this newly updated guide enhances the usefulness of the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders, identifying key knowledge and strategies administrators use to support all students to learn and thrive.

Featured Initiative


SimScientists: Enriching Science Learning and Assessment Through Simulations

SimScientists designs and tests exciting new ways of promoting and assessing student learning, bringing together the latest research and best practices from model-based reasoning, cognition and learning, e-learning design, and education measurement.

Visit the SimScientists website to learn more about this project's research and development studies.

WestEd 50 Years - Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

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