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Chait, Robin – WestEd, 2022
Informed and inclusive charter school authorizing means taking a community-based approach to better understand and meet the needs and interests of the students, families, and communities that charter schools intend to serve. This shift is unfolding in the context of state statutes and regulations and, in some places, local policies or processes…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Charter Schools, Student Needs, Family Needs
Hirschboeck, Kate; Eiler White, Melissa; Brannegan, Andrew; Reade, Frances – WestEd, 2022
The California Teacher Residency Grant Program provided essential, one-time funding to jump-start new and to expand existing teacher residencies, which are pathways into the teaching profession that integrate a residents' coursework with a yearlong placement in the classroom of an expert teacher. In spring of 2021, WestEd collected data through…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Grants, Cooperating Teachers, Mentors
Macias, Meghan; Tyler, Burr; Iveland, Ashley; Rego, Melissa – WestEd, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing inequitable access to quality science education as teachers taught dramatically less science after school closures, particularly science that strongly fulfills the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In particular, teachers struggled to implement key features of the NGSS related to investigations…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Barriers, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten
Macias, Meghan; Iveland, Ashley; Tyler, Burr; Salcido White, Maya – WestEd, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on education. Science teaching, in particular, has faced specific challenges given the field's emphasis on high-quality instruction that has students "do" science collaboratively rather than just read about it or hear about it in a lecture. This brief provides: (1) a summary of data collected…
Descriptors: Pandemics, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, COVID-19
Pate, Christina; Tilley-Gyado, Terna; Betz, Jenny – WestEd, 2022
Education leaders have varying power to change inequitable structures and systems, but all need safety, support, skills, strategies, and practices to sustain change efforts--especially when doing this work in a stressful or oppressive context. Often overlooked, the health and wellbeing of staff (all types) is as important as the health and…
Descriptors: Brain, Human Body, Equal Education, Health
Burr, Elizabeth; Lewis, Ryan W. – WestEd, 2022
There are 1.1 million English learner (EL) students in California, representing 18 percent of the statewide student population (California Department of Education [CDE], 2021b). Following some background on California's standards-aligned instructional materials and on the state's EL student population, this brief summarizes California findings…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Instructional Materials, Teacher Attitudes, Student Needs
Ali, Shaun – WestEd, 2022
In 2019, the national Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety at WestEd (the Center) solicited ideas from state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) regarding their most urgent and important needs to successfully support whole-person development. The concept of the "whole person" refers to a…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Well Being, School Safety, Equal Education
WestEd, 2022
This brief on including student voice, agency, and co-creation in education decision-making proceeds from the premise that successfully transforming education systems to be more student centered involves addressing four key elements: Individual Mindsets, Interpersonal Relationships, Community Culture, and Structural and Systemic Supports. The…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Participation, Leadership, Racial Bias
Fisher, Ben; Petrosino, Anthony – WestEd, 2022
Over the past several decades, the presence of school-based law enforcement (SBLE) has grown steadily in the United States. In recent years, along with the steady growth of SBLE, criticisms of SBLE have grown louder and more pointed. This brief reports on the results of a study that applied a rigorous literature synthesis method--a systematic…
Descriptors: Police School Relationship, Law Enforcement, Crime, Punishment
McCullough, Shannon Nemer; Hashmi, Shazia; Austin, Greg; Cerna, Rebeca – WestEd, 2022
As student populations become increasingly diverse, more schools are recognizing the importance of providing safe, engaging, and supportive school environments. As a part of these efforts, national attention has focused on promoting instructional equity and respect for diversity. Although some research has examined students' perceptions of equity…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Diversity, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Mosley, Joseph; Valdez, Amber – WestEd, 2022
With most K-12 students having transitioned back into the classroom after a period of distance learning prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators are considering how to redefine traditional models of teaching and learning, including how they might strengthen school climate conditions so that all learners feel safe and supported. One…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Educational Environment, Student Experience, COVID-19
Nakamoto, Jonathan; Grant, Alexis; Snipes, Jason; Allender, Sara; Figueroa, Tanya – WestEd, 2022
WestEd has made substantial progress on the evidence of promise study for Clark County School District's (CCSD) 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant. WestEd collected the necessary student-level test score, course credit, and demographic data from CCSD for the study to identify statistically significant or substantively important…
Descriptors: County School Districts, Magnet Schools, Achievement Tests, Grants
McKenna, Joseph; Russo, Sarah; Sutherland, Hannah; Boal, Ashley; Petrosino, Anthony – WestEd, 2022
State school safety centers (SSSCs) aim to provide a wide range of services to enhance school security. Still, more information is needed to understand how the centers should operate and what factors determine their success. In 2021, the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center received funding from the U.S. National Institute of Justice to…
Descriptors: School Safety, Emergency Programs, School Security, State Agencies
Estes, Elizabeth; Davis, Jeff; Shilton, Adrienne; Stoner-Mertz, Christine; Funk, Michael; Eisenberg, Lisa; Weller, Teneh; Knecht, Richard S.; Kelley, Veronica; Kain, Lara; Peck, Jennifer; Rosario, Aleah; Lombardo, Michael; Kimner, Hayin; Jacobs, Melissa; Dickey, Amanda; Epstein, Ken; Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; Alcala, Lupita; Caparas, Ruthie; Coley, Aressa; Justus, Marianne; Willis, Jason; Larsen, Karen – WestEd, 2022
This field guide is a first step by a collaborative of California child-serving education, health, and social service experts and leaders to further California's current efforts toward one effective, integrated, comprehensive, school-based child-serving system. The guide includes guidance for both local education agencies (LEAs) and state leaders,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Guides, School Districts, Public Officials
Fong, Anthony; Porterfield, Anne; Skjoldhorne, Susann; Hadley, Lucy – WestEd, 2022
This report presents the findings from an independent evaluation conducted by WestEd on the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC). Funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant, the ERWC is a grade 11 and grade 12 English language arts (ELA) curriculum developed by the California State University. The independent evaluation…
Descriptors: Reading, Writing (Composition), Curriculum Implementation, Grade 11
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