Making a Difference / WestEd in action

Discover data-rich success stories, case studies, testimonials, and inspiring vignettes that showcase impactful teaching, learning, and leadership. From students to state representatives, multiple voices represent how WestEd accelerates improvement for all schools, all students.

Kirsten Daehler

Science Teaching and Learning: When Teachers Learn, Students Succeed

Studies show Making Sense of SCIENCE professional learning improves teacher knowledge and transforms science classrooms.

Literacy Professional development Science STEM

Ruth Schoenbach and Cynthia Greenleaf

Reading Apprenticeship: A Legacy of Positive Outcomes in Literacy

Multiple independent studies show the core Reading Apprenticeship model improves teacher practice and student learning.

Literacy Schools and districts Teachers and leaders

Paul Kohler

Mayors and the High School Graduation Imperative

Arizona mayors, educators, and celebrities traveled from door to door, inviting disconnected youth back to school with great results.

arizona College & career Equity Schools and districts