WestEd E-Bulletin
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


An early math program is making a positive difference for preschoolers through small-group experiences, home activities, and professional learning focused on high-quality math instruction and learning. Read the latest R&D Alert Online article.

Also, download the latest print edition of R&D Alert to learn about restorative justice in schools and more.

TEACHERS & LEADERS How Teachers Choose Instructional Materials: New Research

How do teachers make decisions about which instructional materials to use in their classrooms? With funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, WestEd is exploring this question to inform efforts aimed at improving the quality and consistency of instructional materials in classrooms across the United States.

These new briefs examine how teachers obtain, judge the quality of, and select instructional materials:

HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELL-BEING Equity in School Discipline: New Guidance for Districts

Exclusionary discipline practices have been found to be related to negative outcomes for students and disproportionately applied to particular groups of students, such as racial/ethnic minorities and students with disabilities.

Download this guide, designed to help school and district leaders use data to better inform their use of disciplinary actions.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT & LEARNING WestEd Service: Next Generation Assessment — Early Childhood

Partner with early childhood content and assessment experts to explore valid, reliable, and appropriate ways to gather information about children's progress throughout the early childhood years, and to measure program quality to support continuous improvement.

Learn more about the Next Generation Assessment: Early Childhood service.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Success for All Learners: Register for Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Teachers, teacher educators, and administrators: Learn how to engage English learner students in rigorous instruction, help your students become better readers, writers, and problem solvers, or deepen your understanding of infant and toddler learning and development.

Register for a professional learning opportunity.

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMS REL West: Looking Ahead in 2017 and Beyond

In partnership with educators, policymakers, community organization staff, and other stakeholders, the Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) addresses key challenges in K-16 education policy and practice in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.

Download this resource to learn how REL West is planning to move research to action in 2017 and beyond.

HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELL-BEING Supporting All Learners to Succeed in School, Career, and Life

Schools, communities, and policymakers aim to provide safe, healthy environments that engage young people in pro-social development, and to support their academic achievement and well-being. WestEd works with these groups to support their efforts to improve the health, safety, and well-being of every student.

Learn more about our Health, Safety, & Well-Being services, research, and resources.

AGENCY NEWS 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention
June 18-21, Long Beach, CA

Join us at the upcoming National School-Based Health Care Convention, an advocacy, networking, and continuing education forum for school-based health professionals from across the nation.

Stop by our booth to meet our staff and learn about our research, services, and resources! June 18-21, in Long Beach, CA. Visit this event page.

Resource Spotlight

Resource Spotlight

Simulation Game — Leading Professional Learning: 20% Discount

In this interactive game for educators, participants collaborate in a realistic simulation where they serve as the professional learning leadership team that chooses and implements professional development activities that address the specific needs of faculty in their school.

Learn more about, and order, this engaging and unique professional learning resource.

Featured Initiative

National Center for Systemic Improvement: Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) provides states with technical assistance to support their school districts and local early intervention service programs in improving education results and functional outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.

Visit the NCSI website to learn more.

WestEd at Events

WestEd at Events

Join us at national and local events. Browse our up-to-date calendar!

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