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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.

Elementary Students

Raising the Bar on Instruction: 21st Century Learning Standards

Visit the Raising the Bar website to access research-based tools, resources, and services designed to help teachers transition to college- and career-ready standards.

AccountabilityAssessmentCollege & careerLiteracyMathematics

NGSS Middle School

Transitioning to an Integrated Approach to Science Instruction

A new report discusses how districts are transitioning from a discipline-specific model for science instruction to a model in which the science disciplines are connected, leading to a holistic understanding of science phenomena.

Schools and districtsScienceSTEM

Four Domains

The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement

The Four Domains framework assists educators in rapid school and district improvement efforts through turnaround leadership, talent development, instructional transformation, and culture shift.    Learn more.

Nevada Statewide School Safety Task Force

School Safety Recommendations Presented in Final Report from Nevada Governor’s Task Force

A report from Nevada's School Safety Task Force presents recommendations for strategies that can be implemented to improve safety in its schools.

school safetySchools and districtsviolence prevention

College Student

California's College Promise Programs Offer More Than Money to Help Students Succeed

A new report, written by WestEd’s California College Promise Project, discusses the characteristics of California's flourishing College Promise programs, and highlights leader and practitioner perceptions.

College & careerEquityResearch and evaluationResource

R&D Alert Chronic Absenteeism

To Address Chronic Absenteeism, Dig into the Data

With increased attention to attendance issues, partly spurred by ESSA, many districts are using data to better understand and identify ways to reduce absenteeism. Read our latest R&D Alert article to learn more.

chronic absenteeismCommon CoreEquitySchools and districts

Register for Reading Apprenticeship Online Courses

New to Reading Apprenticeship or looking to implement Reading Apprenticeship at your site? Our popular online courses are filling up quickly, but there’s still time to grab a spot! Sign up today!

Literacy

BABES

Behavioral Assessment of Baby’s Emotional & Social Style Toolkit

This new resource assists early childhood professionals to identify and to help families address areas in which their infants and toddlers may be exhibiting challenging behavior. Learn more and purchase your copy.

Early childhood

NGSS Engaged and Learning Science

Engaged and Learning Science: How Students Benefit from Next Generation Science Standards Teaching

Learn how a diverse population of students benefit from their districts’ participation in the NGSS Early Implementers Initiative.

NGSSScience InquiryScience InstructionSTEMStudentsTeaching and Learning

Young child with teacher and parent

Developing Home and School Partnerships Focused on Student Learning and Achievement

WestEd's family engagement services will help you transform the way families participate in the education of their children.

Family engagementNew YorkSchools and districts