WestEd

Type: Organization
Name: WestEd
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

New Resource: The Ones That Got Away—Why Completing a College Degree Is Not the Only Way to Succeed

Recent re on the California community college system has revealed that workforce training programs yield some of the highest earnings for community college students, regardless of whether those students complete a degree or college certificate. Still, ... [Published Noodls - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

GaDOE Updates Newsletter: August 1

This summer from June 23 to 25 and July 8 to 10, GaDOE's School Improvement Division hosted Summer Summit 2014, an event focused on strengthening the process of school improvement at the district and school levels by embracing turnaround solutions to ... [Published Noodls - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English Language Learners

These digital and online tools can help your English language learners build vocabulary and improve their reading abilities while often putting them in control of their own learning.As schools struggle to get their heads around the proficiency expectations ... [Published T.H.E. Journal - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Education Professor Presents the Key to Writing Success for English Language Learners

Professor of Education and Child Development Ivannia Soto's most recent book, Moving from Spoken to Written Language with ELLs , demonstrates how oral language scaffolds writing skills and presents educators with tools to help English Language Learners ... [Published Whittier College - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Feelings mixed on where to go from here on testing

A study done for state Department of Education has found significant worries about the burden of state and district testing but reported somewhat mixed views about the details of what should be done next.Educators, administrators and parents who were ... [Published Education News Colorado - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Certifying Career Readiness

To help provide better qualified job candidates, an organizationthat's worked with high-school students for three decades has joined with 10companies to create a new certification program that organizers are calling a"true differentiator."By Kecia Ba ... [Published Human Resources Executive - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

VISTA GETS 4-YEAR GRANT FOR SCIENCE ED STUDY

VistaThe Vista Unified School District has been awarded a $480,000 grant to fine-tune how it teaches new rigorous state science requirements in elementary and middle schools.The four-year grant also will help the district analyze the success of its methods, ... [Published U-T San Diego - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

WestEd’s New IES Research Partnership Grants Cited in Education Week

Adolescent students who immigrate to the United States face the dual challenge of learning complex academic content in English and adjusting to a new environment and culture. That balancing act is not always easy, and, unfortunately, can contribute to ... [Published Noodls - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Recently Launched Khan Academy Evaluation Cited in Education Week

Do Khan Academy's online math videos make a difference?The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded WestEd a $3 million grant to track California community college students to see if Khan Academy videos make it more likely these students complete ... [Published Noodls - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Weekly News Round-up: 7.18.14

From the state of education for Native American students to social media trends for teens, here are the stories making headlines in the education world this week:The Education System Is Failing Native American Students. Here’s Proof.HuffPo collected a ... [Published ChannelOne.com - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Holocaust Survivor and Award-Winning Author a Guest Speaker at WestEd (7/18/14)

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18 -- WestEd issued the following news:In 1941, Inge Auerbacher and her family were sent to the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Of the 15,000 children imprisoned there from 1941-45, only 1 percent survived. Auerbacher ... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Cradle to College & Career Pathway Institute for Special Education Administrators: Save the August 7 Date!

, 8:30am-3:00pmTime: 8:30am-3:00pm (Pacific Time)Location: 1000 G Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA (WestEd office)Host: Center for Prevention & Early Intervention at WestEdSpecial Education Administrators: This free institute is designed to help you ... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]

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...Lessons are categorized by general purpose such as, "discussion starters," "mini debates" and "famous people, and a blog directs users to new additions."
According to Research Professor Charlene Rivera from The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, "This timely book collects oral language strategies designed to scaffold academic writing for English language learners at intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency. Concrete examples support the goal of teaching college and career-ready standards across content areas."
...at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as fast as jobs requiring no college experience," President Obama said earlier this year. "We will not fill those jobs – or keep those jobs on our shores – without the training offered by community colleges.”"

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New Resource: The Ones That Got Away—Why Comple... [Published Noodls - 13 hours ago]
GaDOE Updates Newsletter: August 1 [Published Noodls - Aug 22 2014]
8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English ... [Published T.H.E. Journal - Aug 20 2014]
Education Professor Presents the Key to Writing... [Published Whittier College - Aug 19 2014]
Feelings mixed on where to go from here on testing [Published Education News Colorado - Aug 18 2014]
Certifying Career Readiness [Published Human Resources Executive - Aug 13 2014]
VISTA GETS 4-YEAR GRANT FOR SCIENCE ED STUDY [Published U-T San Diego - Aug 12 2014]
Families get engaged with kids’ education [Published TriValleyCentral.com - Aug 06 2014]
WestEd’s New IES Research Partnership Grants Ci... [Published Noodls - Jul 29 2014]
Obama's trek from ritzy fundraisers to LA Trade... [Published SCPR - Jul 23 2014]
Recently Launched Khan Academy Evaluation Cited... [Published Noodls - Jul 22 2014]
Weekly News Round-up: 7.18.14 [Published ChannelOne.com - Jul 19 2014]
Holocaust Survivor and Award-Winning Author a G... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 18 2014]
Beverly Young, CA State University System Chanc... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 18 2014]
Volunteers needed to help foster youth succeed [Published Imperial Valley Press - Jul 18 2014]
Cradle to College & Career Pathway Institute fo... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
Oregon State University researchers studying ac... [Published Oregonian - Jul 15 2014]
GOP Courts Pence for 2016, but His Common Core ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 09 2014]
The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Announces Finali... [Published PRWeb - May 09 2014]
Education Giant Pearson Wins 'Unprecedented' Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 05 2014]
Sutter Hill Ventures leads $35 mln round for Sm... [Published PE Hub Blog - May 05 2014]
Exclusive: Grass Roots Groups Join in Campaign ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 04 2014]
Hoosiers Against Common Core Blasts Gov. Pence ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 22 2014]
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GOP Courts Pence for 2016, but His Common Core ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 09 2014]
Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana is being courted by some establishment GOP leaders who believe he can take their party to the White House, and Pence himself seems to be warming to a bid for president in 2016. Pence and the GOP political class may be sharing ...
Education Giant Pearson Wins 'Unprecedented' Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 05 2014]
Pearson, the largest education company in the world, has won a contract for a Common Core test administration project that has been described by the state leader who negotiated it as one of “unprecedented scale” in the realm of United States testing. ...
Sutter Hill Ventures leads $35 mln round for Sm... [Published PE Hub Blog - May 05 2014]
Smartsheet said Monday that it has raised $35 million in financing. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Insight Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group . In conjunction with the funding, Jim White, managing ...
Exclusive: Grass Roots Groups Join in Campaign ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 04 2014]
Breitbart News has learned that American Principles Project (APP), one of the nation’s leading organizations working to defeat the Common Core standards, will release a letter on Monday morning addressed to Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), chair of the ...
Hoosiers Against Common Core Blasts Gov. Pence ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 22 2014]
Despite significant warnings from standards writers opposed to Common Core, such as fellow Hoosier Dr. James Milgram, Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence (R) and his Education Roundtable recommended Monday that the third draft of a new set of math and English ...
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