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Schools and districts

Jason Willis

WestEd's Jason Willis Participates in School Funding Panel Discussion

The panel explored key issues for states to consider to ensure positive student outcomes.

School fundingSchools and districts

Support for Rapid School Improvement: How Federal Dollars Can Be Leveraged for Systemic Improvement

Support for Rapid School Improvement: How Federal Dollars Can Be Leveraged for Systemic Improvement

Tap often-overlooked federal funding to support rapid turnaround.

Schools and districts

hat Do We Know About the Effects of School-Based Law Enforcement on School Safety?

New Research Brief Examines School Police and School Safety

Does having a police presence make schools safer for students, teachers, and staff?

Health & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluationResourceSchool climateSchools and districts

Next Generation Science Standards in Practice: Tools and Processes Used by the California NGSS Early Implementers

Next Generation Science Standards in Practice

Learn about 10 effective tools and processes used by the California NGSS Early Implementers.

Professional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsSTEMTeachers and leaders

Characteristics of Rural and Non-Rural Districts in Utah from 2012 to 2017

New REL West Report Looks at Characteristics of Rural and Non-Rural Districts in Utah

Designed for education stakeholders, the report can be used to inform policy decisions.

Research and evaluationSchools and districts

Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Turnaround Leadership and Leadership Competencies

School Turnaround Leadership and Leadership Competencies

This brief summarizes information from recent Thought Leadership Forums for state education officials.

ResourceSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Anthoy Petrosino

Join WestEd at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Symposium

The symposium will be held at George Mason University on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

EventHealth & safetyJusticePolicyResearch and evaluationSchool climateSchools and districts

Top 10 Downloads

Continuous Improvement Ranks High in WestEd's Top 10 Downloads

Visit our top downloads page for free resources designed to help all learners succeed.

Early childhoodEnglish learnersEquityMathematicsResourceSchools and districtsStandardsSTEMTeachers and leaders

CenterView: Learning Cycles: A Powerful Tool for Teacher-to-Teacher Professional Learning

How Teacher Leaders Effectively Lead Teacher-to-Teacher Professional Learning on Standards-Aligned Practices

Use a learning cycle framework as an effective professional learning strategy.

Professional developmentResourceSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Students with disabilities are falling behind as districts work to implement new math standards.

AssessmentEquityMathematicsPolicyResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSpecial educationStandardsSTEM