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WestEd E-Bulletin

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

R&D Alert Online

LITERACY Helping High Schoolers Become Better Readers and Writers

The impact of a reading and writing course that helps high school seniors critically analyze texts, write using evidence-based arguments, and develop other literacy skills they'll need for college and career is the subject of a recent WestEd evaluation. Learn more in the latest R&D Alert Online article.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Closing the Achievement Gap Between English Learners and Their Peers

Download two new resources on English learners. One examines graduation rates among English learner subgroups; the other presents guidelines to help states incorporate recently arrived English learners into state accountability systems.

LITERACYLeading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Webinar, March 8

Is your school or district struggling to make a real difference in students’ academic engagement and achievement? Are you trying to scale up a promising innovation without “reform overload?”

Join this webinar to learn how the evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship framework can help with these challenges.

HEALTH & SAFETY Supporting the Social, Emotional, and Physical Needs of Children

Two new reports look respectively at the state of juvenile drug treatment courts, and the relationship between middle school climate and academic performance across schools and over time.

AGENCY NEWS WestEd’s Professional Learning and Technical Assistance Services: Innovative and Sustainable Solutions

WestEd provides professional learning and technical assistance services to address the full spectrum of education and human development, from early childhood and K-12 to higher education and adult learning.

Visit our updated Professional Learning and Technical Assistance Services section for innovative and sustainable solutions to real-world challenges.

COLLEGE & CAREER Expanding Access to College Courses — Effective Practices for College and Career Readiness: Webinar, April 6

Many high schools are implementing a variety of models to increase the number of their students taking college courses and earning college credit.

Register for this webinar to learn how to implement successful high school college programs, including early and middle college high schools.

LITERACY Helping Children Become Independent Readers

Explore strategies — from retention policies to small-group lessons — for increasing student literacy.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES English Language Learners, Science Learning and Teaching

Enroll in these upcoming professional learning opportunities.

Resource Spotlight

Resource Spotlight

Adolescent Literacy Teaching and Learning — New Research:
20% Discount

This new handbook presents innovative, practice-based findings on adolescent literacy teaching and learning, and features a key chapter coauthored by Cynthia Greenleaf of the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd. Order your copy today.

Featured Initiative

The Center on School Turnaround:
Building the Capacity of State Education Agencies

The Center on School Turnaround (CST) is one of 22 federal Comprehensive Centers charged with building the capacity of state education agencies to help districts and schools meet student achievement goals. Specifically, CST:

  • Creates a pro-turnaround statutory and regulatory environment
  • Administers and manages turnaround efforts
  • Provides targeted and timely technical assistance to state education agencies on behalf of local education agencies and schools
  • Advocates and builds support for local turnaround efforts

Visit the Center on School Turnaround website to learn more about this initiative.

WestEd at Events

WestEd at Events

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