As reading assessment scores have decreased, many educators are exploring the science of reading to improve student literacy. This REL West blog post delves into “the rigorous study of the processes our brains use to learn to read” and how reading skills can be taught effectively to all students.
High levels of absenteeism negatively impact students’ learning ability. Attend this webinar series to learn promising practices for improving engagement and attendance, specifically among Indigenous, Black, and English Learner students.
Ensuring students are not subjected to bullying and discriminatory harassment in schools is our shared responsibility. In this two-part series, legal specialists will describe school districts’ responsibilities to prevent this treatment, and school administrators will share how they apply relevant policies.
A new resource demonstrates how to use the three-moment-architecture lesson approach to provide scaffolds and structures that engage English Learners in quality classroom interactions and deepen their understanding of the content.
The Michigan Department of Education has deepened its investment in social and emotional learning as a key way to serve the needs of the whole child. A new report highlights the “bright spots” among districts in Michigan that have successfully implemented key SEL practices aligned with the state’s priorities.
According to a recent study funded by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, contacting a parent or caregiver via text about their student’s chronic absence lowered the absentee rate by 7 percent. Check out four personalized messaging strategies designed to keep families aware and get students back in the classroom.
Effectively integrated family engagement equips the whole school community to work as a team on behalf of students’ academic success and personal well-being. WestEd’s evidence-based strategies and expert support help schools transition from parent involvement to authentic family engagement.
WestEd offers innovative, evidence-based resources and services to improve outcomes for students, teachers, families, and communities. Visit our Back-to-School web page to access tools and strategies for student and educator well-being, learning acceleration across subject areas, and more.