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WestEd E-Bulletin: Improving learning, healthy development,
and equity in schools and communities

Delivering on our promise to enhance access to relevant and timely information, WestEd's ebulletin will now be sent twice a month. Our content will continue to highlight impactful research, and deliver practical tips for supporting learning, healthy development, and equity in schools and districts. Update your email frequency preferences.

Helping High Schoolers Become Better Readers and Writers

The Expository Reading and Writing Course helps high school seniors critically analyze texts, use evidence-based arguments in their writing, and develop other literacy skills they'll need for college and career. Read about lessons learned from a WestEd-led evaluation of the course.

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Register Today for Literacy Webinars Designed to Keep Your Students on Track this Fall

The REL West K–6 Literacy Improvement Partnership will showcase "learning huddles," a teacher inquiry discussion protocol that scaffolds teachers' continuous improvement and strengthens writing instruction; and WestEd and the Secondary Literacy Partnership will explore how social and emotional learning competencies support secondary literacy.

Empower Your Students to Conquer Complex Texts

Improve middle and high school literacy with the Reading Apprenticeship Academic Literacy Curriculum. Each of the three units — Reading Self and Society, Reading History, and Reading Science — provides everything you need to teach a course that accelerates student learning.

Purchase the RAAL curriculum

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Scaffolding Instruction to Cultivate Effective and Informed Writers

Read about lessons learned when a cohort of teachers implemented the Teaching Learning Cycle to scaffold academic writing by integrating deep and critical thinking tasks, academic discussions, interactive reading, and language development.


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Reading to Learn: A Schoolwide Approach to Close Reading in All Content Areas

Use the Reading to Learn framework to develop a consistent pre-K–12 schoolwide approach for improving students' literacy development and academic achievement.

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Literacy Integrated with the Content Areas

Join WestEd this October at two professional learning events designed to engage teachers and promote success across the curriculum.

Careers at WestEd

Are you or is someone you know looking to make a difference in the eduation of children, youth, and adults?

Visit WestEd.org/careers for a full list of our current career opportunities.

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WestEd at Events

Join WestEd at regional and national conferences and register for our professional learning opportunities throughout the year.

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