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Supporting School Principals: What Do the Experts Say?

As site leaders, principals are responsible for supporting high-quality teaching and learning and empowering students and staff. Find out how states and districts can effectively support principals.

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Spotlight: Ensuring the Success of Students with Disabilities Through the Pandemic

Many students with disabilities and their families continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The resources highlighted in this Spotlight offer concrete guidance for school and district administrators, and useful tips for teachers, teacher educators, and communities of practice.

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Announcing New WestEd Division Directors: Susan Mundry and Ursula Wright

WestEd is pleased to announce the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of two new Division Directors: Susan Mundry and Ursula Wright.


Reflections on Race and Policing, by an Interracial Couple of Researchers

WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center conducts high-quality research to help guide decision-making to address challenges of crime, violence, injustice, and other societal problems. The Center’s Director, Anthony Petrosino, co-authored this article with his spouse, Professor Emerita, Dr. Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino, reflecting on race and policing from their unique perspectives as an interracial couple and as […]

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Instructional Transformation and Leadership for School Improvement

Learn about WestEd’s approach to supporting transformational leadership in schools and districts using the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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Spotlight: Turnaround Leadership for Rapid School Improvement

WestEd is highlighting everything it takes — from cultivating leadership talent to tapping federal funding opportunities — to create school improvement.

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The Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs

The Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs

This report describes a study that examined the initial impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) policy, the first required performance assessment for preliminary administrator certification in California, by identifying early changes (i.e., changes made through March 30, 2018) in administrator preparation programs’ practices.

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Recognizing Postmodern Intersectional Identities in Leadership for Early Childhood

WestEd's Julie Nicholson re-examines the leadership concepts in the field of early childhood education.

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California Examines How and Why to Improve its Measures of School Climate

A California advisory group will recommend ways to make measuring school climate more meaningful for school districts.

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Program for Infant/Toddler Care Academy for Program Directors: Register Today

Learn how to use new early care resources from the California Department of Education. April 24-26, San Diego, CA.

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