Virtual School Meanderings

June 5, 2016

College & Career Readiness | Health & Safety | Special Education

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

R&D Alert Online

SPECIAL EDUCATIONResearch Helps Target Support for Students with Disabilities

Learn about research aimed at helping policymakers and educators more effectively provide dropout prevention and graduation supports for students with disabilities. Read this new R&D Alert Online article.

Also, check out the latest print edition of R&D Alert, featuring Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT), a research-based system connecting families and teachers to drive student learning and performance. Read about APTT and more.

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COLLEGE & CAREERCreating Innovative Pathways to Employment

WestEd works at federal, state, and regional levels to advance job-driven training and education leading to employment for underserved groups, including English learners and the long-term unemployed.

Our researchers recently evaluated five workforce initiatives.Learn what works to change systems and services.

Does Integrating the Arts into a Supplemental Literacy Curriculum Improve Student Achievement?

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMSRecent Research: Does Integrating the Arts into a Supplemental Literacy Curriculum Improve Student Achievement?

WestEd recently evaluated a supplemental literacy curriculum called Arts for Learning Lessons to measure its impact on the literacy and life skills of elementary school students. Read the findings of this i3 study.

Core to College

COLLEGE & CAREERNew Research on Alignment Efforts Between K–12 and Higher Education

How are three states continuing efforts to align K-12 and postsecondary education systems to better prepare students for college? Read the sixth and final report in our Core to College series.

Utilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning

STEMUtilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning: New Resource

How do teachers perceive a virtual environment in terms of student engagement and science learning? Learn from WestEd’s Cailean Cooke and additional chapter authors. Order a copy of this new resource.

WestEd Webinars

STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT, & ACCOUNTABILITYInterpreting Students’ End-of-Year Test Results: View Archived Webinars

Gain a deeper understanding of California’s new statewide testing system, what the test scores mean, and how to use the results to support student learning. View these archived webinars for parents, teachers, and administrators!

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HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELL-BEINGCreating Safe, Healthy Environments for Youth and Children

WestEd works with schools, communities, and policymakers in a variety of areas — including equity, school climate, family engagement, and crime and justice — to create safe, healthy environments for young people.

Visit our Health, Safety, and Well-Being page to learn about our services, research, & resources.

The Road Ahead for State Assessments

STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT, & ACCOUNTABILITYThe Road Ahead for State Assessments: New Resource

Andrew Latham, Director of WestEd’s Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services program, and other education leaders nationwide explore the changing landscape of state assessments — from Race to the Top to the Every Student Succeeds Act. Download a copy of this new resource.

WestEd Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

AGENCY NEWSWestEd Celebrates 50 Years

Three randomized controlled studies found that students whose teachers participated in WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship professional learning made statistically significant gains in reading comprehension and subject-area achievement.

Read more WestEd historical milestones on our Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence page.

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Content Standards, Data Literacy, and More!

New Releases: Content Standards, Data Literacy, and More!

Check out our latest research publications and other resourceson topics ranging from English language learner classification to implementation of college- and career-readiness standards.

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Region IX Equity Assistance Center

Region IX Equity Assistance Center:
Equitable Access to Education Opportunities for All Students

The Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd provides local and state education agencies in Arizona, California, and Nevada with technical assistance, professional development, and information on civil rights, equity, and school reform.

Visit the Region IX Equity Assistance Center to find resources and to learn about how we can help you achieve equity for all students.

WestEd 50 Years - Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

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