Resources

WestEd’s high-quality publications and resources are designed to inform and engage professionals in a variety of fields including K–12 education, early childhood, and health and justice. Browse our professional development materials, original research, practical tools, archived webinars, and more.

District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and Districts, 2nd Edition
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District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and...

This updated document guides state education agencies and districts in assessing a district’s readiness to support school turnaround initiatives.
Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing the Silent Recession
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Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing...

This paper describes how districts throughout California are addressing these financial challenges. The paper draws from research literature and interviews with business leaders from school ...
English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
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English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives (Consensus Study...

This book examines the research on English language learners' learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects, and provides guidelines on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these ...

Health, Safety, & Well-Being

WestEd Webinars
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Crossing the Finish Line: Student Wellness and End-of-Year Transitions

Learn how school leaders can best support students during the high-stress and emotional final months of school.
Five Misconceptions About School Shootings
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Five Misconceptions About School Shootings

This research brief addresses five common misconceptions about school shootings and their perpetrators and presents a balanced perspective on what can be done to better promote school safety.
School Climate Improvement Toolkit
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School Climate Improvement Toolkit

This resource helps schools, districts, and other education agencies develop a detailed and focused plan for carrying out and monitoring school climate improvement efforts.