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July 13, 2017

High School Students Who Dropout & Return | Teacher Leadership | Summer Reading

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items in this REL newsletter.

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R&D Alert Online

SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMSSupporting High School Dropouts Who Return to School

A first-of-its-kind study identified a subgroup of students who drop out of high school but have the tenacity to re-enroll. Read this R&D Alert Online article to learn about these re-enrollees and how educators are working to reengage them.

Also, download the latest print edition of R&D Alert for articles on key topics, including how to use teacher effectiveness data.

Centerview

TEACHERS & LEADERSTeacher Leadership Development:
Forging Partnerships

Teacher leaders can play an important role in school improvement efforts, but require district support to effectively lead their peers. Partnering with outside organizations is one way districts can deepen their capacity to support and sustain teacher leadership.

Learn more in the latest issue of CenterView.

Math in Common

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERSEnglish Language Learners and the New Standards: Discussion Guide

A new discussion guide is now available to accompany the popular book, English Language Learners and the New Standards. The guide provides activities based on the book for helping teachers engage English learners in simultaneously learning subject-area content, analytical practices, and language.

Download and use the guide in your professional learning community of teachers, administrators, or school districts as you plan and implement the strategies presented in the book.

teachers meeting

RESEARCH & EVALUATIONAccess Research & Evaluation Reports
and More

How does formative assessment enhance the teaching and learning of English language learner students? How can learning that uses multiple forms of media support preschool math achievement? Can student learning circles impact student perceptions of school climate?

Visit our Research & Evaluation page to learn about WestEd’s work and to download studies and reports.

students listening

SPECIAL EDUCATIONEnglish Learners with Disabilities: Challenges, Strategies, and Tools for Inclusive Schools

Gain the knowledge and skills to implement research-based instructional strategies that address the unique needs of English learners with disabilities and other learning difficulties.

Read about customized professional learning.

young student smiling

AGENCY NEWSLeadership Standards, School Climate, Early Childhood, & More: Explore Summer Reading Picks

Check out resources on a wide range of topics, from early childhood and literacy to STEM and special education, all designed to help learners succeed.

young student listening

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERSELA/ELD Framework Intensive Summer Institutes, August 1-3, San Diego, CA

Better understand and be able to implement effective instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Deepen and broaden your understanding of the California ELA/ELD Framework and the California ELD Standards to plan for and support instruction of integrated and designated ELD. Register today!

Resource Spotlight

Resource Spotlight

Featured Initiative

Making Sense of SCIENCE: Hands-On Science Learning and Teaching

Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) is a transformative approach to professional learning that connects hands-on science with integrated teaching and literacy supports. Backed by rigorous research, MSS empowers teachers, staff developers, and educators with the knowledge and skills needed to support a culture of productive learning.

Visit the Making Sense of SCIENCE website to learn more.

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