Policy Center


Program Director

Paul 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.

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.

Program Infosheet (PDF)

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