WestEd

Type: Organization
Name: WestEd
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 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Beverly Young, CA State University System Chancellor, to Chair WestEd's Board of Directors, 2014-15 (7/17/14)

SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 -- WestEd issued the following news:Beverly L. Young, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, California State University Office of the Chancellor, has been elected Chair of the WestEd Board of Directors (http://www.wested.org/about-us/board-of-directors/). ... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Volunteers needed to help foster youth succeed

Investing in our children’s future is by far one of the most important things that we as adults and a society can do. As is often the case, the beneficiaries need not be one’s own children, but rather an individual or group of children that could use ... [Published Imperial Valley Press - Jul 18 2014]
Entities: WestEd, Acquisition, Replica
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]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

WestEd's McCauley and Dunn to Present at National Association of Elementary School Principals Conference

School Improvement Grants (SIG) sought to turnaround chronically low-performing schools. How did the first cohort do? What lessons did schools and districts learn along the way?This interactive session (details below) will provide information about the ... [Published Noodls - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Webinar: Community Engagement in School Turnaround—Reaching and Engaging Rural Stakeholders

Time: 11am-12pm (Pacific Time)Rural implementation of school improvement initiatives often differs from implementation in urban settings, and many rural schools and districts often face distinct challenges when engaging the surrounding community in the ... [Published Noodls - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

White hoodwinks La. citizens

While Gov. Bobby Jindal has not used his executive authority to reverse the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's 2010 adoption of Common Core Standards, he has issued an executive order that effectively halts the purchase of a test that promises ... [Published Monroe News Star - Jul 06 2014]
Entities: Citizen, Education, WestEd
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Long summer and fall ahead for testing task force

Members of the 15-member task force assigned to review Colorado’s school testing system, whose names were released Wednesday, represent a fairly wide spectrum of backgrounds and include a number of familiar figures.The Standards and Assessments Task Force ... [Published Education News Colorado - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

College: Good for your wallet and your health

Russ Wiles, finance reporter (Photo: Tom Tingle)Story Highlights Going to college usually is linked with higher earnings and less risk of unemployment, but some evidence suggests higher education also can lead to better health, too. The education-health ... [Published AZCentral.com - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 2 reports

Drop outs cost Arizona $7.6 billion

Arizona loses $294 million over the lifetime of a high school dropout in productivity declines of a less educated workforce and $145 million in taxes collected to pay for government expenses over a lifetime, the report said. (Photo: )Story Highlights ... [Published AZCentral.com - Jun 26 2014]

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...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.”"
"Until now, there has never been a rigorous, large-scale efficacy study of Khan Academy, in community colleges or in K-12 settings" says STEM Program Director Steve Schneider in a WestEd press release
The institute will provide deeper content and resources from a recent, now archived, webinar, "Navigating Common Core State Standards to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities."

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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]
WestEd's McCauley and Dunn to Present at Nation... [Published Noodls - Jul 11 2014]
Webinar: Community Engagement in School Turnaro... [Published Noodls - Jul 09 2014]
White hoodwinks La. citizens [Published Monroe News Star - Jul 06 2014]
Long summer and fall ahead for testing task force [Published Education News Colorado - Jul 02 2014]
College: Good for your wallet and your health [Published AZCentral.com - Jun 29 2014]
Drop outs cost Arizona $7.6 billion [Published AZCentral.com - Jun 26 2014]
Each Class of Dropouts costs Arizona $7.6B [Published Arizona Business Magazine - Jun 25 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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