Read about WestEd's work with schools, districts, and state and federal governments to improve education for all learners. In addition, keep up-to-date with our latest research, resources, projects, professional development opportunities, and more.

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March Focus: Comprehensive Support to Improve Success for English Learners

Explore WestEd’s research, services, and resources designed to help educators rapidly improve teaching and systemic support for English learners.

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Winter 2019 R&D Alert

Order or Download the New R&D Alert for the Latest on Trauma-Informed Practices, Reaching Disconnected Youth, School Climate, and More

This new edition of R&D Alert explores trauma-informed practices in education, strategies for reaching disconnected youth, ways to create a positive school climate, and more.

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Year in Review

WestEd's 2018 Year in Review

WestEd carried out groundbreaking work on over 600 new projects across the country in 2018. Check out highlights of our accomplishments, including a message from CEO Glen Harvey, key facts and figures, and our most downloaded resources.

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English Language Learners at the Center of System Change: A Multidistrict Network Takes Improvement to the Next Level

Read about an initiative that aims to build the capacity of district and school leaders to make systemic improvements that boost the achievement of English language learner students, better preparing them for college and careers.

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Instructional Transformation and Leadership for School Improvement

Learn about WestEd’s approach to supporting transformational leadership in schools and districts using the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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Putting Students First: Profiles of District-Charter Collaboration in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts

A new report describes several district-charter collaborations in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.

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Haiwen Chu and Leslie Hamburger Publish in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

Haiwen Chu and Leslie Hamburger describe five types of engaging peer-interaction structures that can support English learners as they make sense of mathematics and explore important mathematical relationships.

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School Improvement

February Focus: Turnaround Leadership for Rapid School Improvement

WestEd is highlighting everything it takes — from cultivating leadership talent to tapping federal funding opportunities — to create school improvement.

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School Improvement

February Focus: Turnaround Leadership for Rapid School Improvement

WestEd is highlighting everything it takes — from cultivating the right leadership talent to tapping little-known federal funding opportunities — to create lasting school improvement.

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Comprehensive, Research-Based Needs Assessment Process

View our archived webinar to learn how WestEd can help you quickly and thoroughly assess and strengthen school improvement plans and achieve sustainable outcomes.