Program DirectorPaul Koehler
The Policy Center brings clarity to complex issues by examining all sides and presenting objective, research-based views. Staff respond to requests from Congress and federal agencies, and state and local agencies, addressing inquiries from legislators, boards of education, and other policy leaders.
One of the Center’s primary initiatives is the California Mayors Education Roundtable, which brings together mayors of California’s larger cities, district superintendents, and their key staff to share data, evidence-based and promising practices, and programmatic strategies to address local challenges affecting students’ education and career success.
The Policy Center operates the West Comprehensive Center, which helps Arizona, Nevada, and Utah state leaders with their initiatives to implement, support, scale up, and sustain statewide education reforms. The Center also works with the University of Oklahoma to support the states of Colorado and New Mexico. Since 2005, WestEd has operated the center, formerly known as the Southwest Comprehensive Center.
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