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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.

Partner with Families to
Improve Student Learning

Schools thrive when families and teachers work together, as genuine partners, to maximize student learning inside and outside of school.

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) is a research-based model for family engagement that supplements and elevates the efforts of traditional parent conferences by expanding opportunities for families and teachers to collaborate. APTT helps you engage families in meaningful partnerships focused on students’ learning and achievement.


  • Transforms traditional parent engagement activities into high impact events that improve student learning.
  • Improves the quality of parent-teacher communication, helping improve student achievement.
  • Helps teachers gain the confidence and skills necessary to work with families as true partners in their students’ academic success.

When you implement the APTT model for family engagement, teachers, administrators, and parents work together as an engaged, knowledgeable academic team to support student success.

Chalkbeat New York covers APTT in NYC. Read the article. 

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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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