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WestEd in New York

WestEd partners with schools, districts, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

WestEd has worked with New York education agencies since 2003, providing high quality professional development for educators and leaders, expert consulting and technical assistance, and rigorous research and evaluation.

Improve outcomes for
special education students

Help teachers meet the needs of all learners

Ensuring that you can meet the needs of diverse learners and students with disabilities is a critical priority. WestEd helps schools and districts improve outcomes for students with disabilities, enabling students to succeed in school and beyond.

WestEd professional learning helps build your knowledge and skills in such areas as:

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Differentiation
  • Co-teaching
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Developing paraprofessionals
  • Special education leadership

Special Education review and systems improvement

Are all of your school and district systems and services aligned to deliver the best outcomes for students with disabilities? WestEd’s comprehensive review of special education programs and services includes:

  • On-site classroom observations, interviews, focus groups, and a review of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Online surveys of teachers, administrators and stakeholders
  • Comparative data analysis looking at student achievement, risk for non-compliance and/or litigation, and personnel and budget allocations

The special education review results in a report with findings and recommendations for improvement. It also includes benchmark comparisons so you can see how your district compares to state averages and similar education agencies.

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Our Areas of Expertise

  • English Language Learners
  • Special Education
  • Family Engagement
  • Literacy
  • STEM
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • School Improvement
  • School Leadership
  • School Climate & Culture
  • Evaluation
  • Data Analysis & Use

Sample Partners

  • New York State Education Department
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Mineola Public Schools
  • Jamestown Public Schools
  • New York State Council of School Superintendents
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • New York Hall of Science

Contract with Us

  • Orange-Ulster BOCES: Educational Professional Services
  • NYCDOE Multiple Task Award Contracts (MTACs)

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