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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.

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMS Connecting Migrant Students with Critical Services

Migrant students are highly mobile and often academically at risk. To help schools connect these students with critical academic and support services, WestEd developed the Migrant Student Information Network. Learn about this statewide system in the latest R&D Alert Online article.

Also, download the latest print edition of R&D Alert for articles on significant topics, including supporting children with disabilities.

EARLY CHILDHOOD Development & Learning Social Justice and Equity in Early Childhood Leadership: New Resource

This book, written by Julie Nicholson of WestEd’s Center for Child & Family Studies, broadens traditional concepts of leadership and incorporates perspectives that value — and make visible — diverse and complex human experiences.

Order your copy and learn about effective and inspiring leadership for early childhood in a postmodern society.

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMS Strategic Decision-Making for Improving Student Literacy: New Resource

How can school districts use a strategic decision-making and resource-allocation process to effectively meet school improvement goals?

Download this brief, which outlines how one California school district used a strategic decision-making framework to lay a strong foundation for improving the district’s literacy offerings and student achievement.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS English Learner Master Plan Development and Implementation: A WestEd Service

Build your school district's capacity to plan and implement systemic strategies for strengthening policies and practices that help English learners graduate college- and career-ready. Work with WestEd to develop your District Master Plan for English Learner Success.

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMS Cultivating the Conditions for Ongoing School Improvement: New Resource

This book introduces the Internal Coherence Framework, a system of research-based practices for assessing and developing conditions that support student and adult learning in schools. School and district leaders can use the framework to better understand a school’s unique strengths and weaknesses, and learn about resources needed to support improvement.

Learn more and order your copy of the book.

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMS Public School Data Snapshots for Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah: Download Infographics

Curious about the number of public schools, number of students, and percentage of English learner students in four Western states? These new REL West infographics illustrate these and other important data about public education in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.

Resource Spotlight

Resource Spotlight

Growth Mindset, Performance Avoidance, and Academic Behaviors: New Research

REL West researchers recently examined student and teacher attitudes about growth mindset, performance avoidance, and academic behaviors in one school district. They found that students’ beliefs about the nature of ability and the payoff that comes from making an effort differed by grade, prior academic achievement, English learner status, and race/ethnicity.

Download your copy to learn more key findings.

Featured Initiative

Featured Initiative

K–12 Alliance: Promoting Change and Fostering Excellence in Science and Math Education

WestEd's K–12 Alliance aims to help all teachers nationwide expand their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) so that each student, including English learners, can reach his or her highest potential. Our one-week Institutes enhance participants' content knowledge and pedagogy appropriate to their designated grade span.

Visit the K–12 Alliance website to learn more about this professional learning initiative, which has positively impacted more than 6,000 schools, 175,000 teachers, and millions of K-12 students.

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WestEd at Events

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