Read about WestEd's work with schools, districts, and state and federal governments to improve education for all learners. In addition, keep up-to-date with our latest research, resources, projects, professional development opportunities, and more.

Caretaker and Toddler

Healing Our Children: Insights on Trauma-Informed Practices in Education

In this Q&A, WestEd experts discuss the far-reaching effects of trauma and how educators and administrators can foster trauma-informed environments in their classrooms and schools.


Celebrating National Literacy Month

Students’ linguistic and literacy competencies impact their success in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, extending to all academic content areas. Learn about WestEd’s literacy resources, research, and services.

Caretaker and Toddler

Register for the Program for Infant/Toddler Care Trainer Institute, January 6–12, in San Diego

Learn how to improve the quality of care in your programs, communities, and state as well as adult learning and teaching strategies.

Carlas McCauley

Carlas McCauley Joins New Peer Review Network for Check State Plans: Promise to Practice

Carlas McCauley, Director of the Center on School Turnaround, is joining a new nationwide peer review network as part of the new Check State Plans: Promise to Practice campaign.

EquityESSASchool ImprovementSchools and districts

Five Misconceptions About School Shootings

Five Misconceptions About School Shootings: New Research Brief

What does research say about school shootings and their perpetrators? Do all shooters fit a specific profile? Learn about meaningful steps schools and communities can take to reduce the likelihood of these events.

Leading for Literacy

September is National Literacy Month!

View the Leading with Literacy webinar to learn how educators are introducing the evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship framework to their colleagues and improving literacy teaching and learning.

Children working together

School Climate and Wellness Webinars

Watch four webinars designed to help you plan and implement policies and practices that improve climate, engage students and staff, and support the needs of all members of the school community.

Diverse middle school students learning

National Literacy Month: Promoting Best Practices, Research, and Innovation in Literacy Instruction

WestEd is highlighting best practices in literacy instruction, from early childhood through postsecondary school.

LiteracyProfessional development

Designing Teacher-Led Professional Learning: Workshop Excerpt

In this video excerpt of an interactive REL West workshop, educators explore the key principles of teacher-led or next generation professional learning.

Professional developmentTeachers and leaders

Jannelle Kubinec

WestEd Names Jannelle Kubinec as Chief Administrative Officer

Kubinec previously served as Director of WestEd's Comprehensive School Assistance Program.