School districts often purchase high-tech tools that seem like a great idea but end up in classroom closets, unused. In this R&D Alert Q&A, WestEd’s Michelle Tiu discusses why this happens and describes how research is helping to make education technology more usable and effective.
Although cross-sector collaboration is complex and requires a major investment of time and resources, the payoff can be substantial for students and families. A new report describes how traditional public and charter school sectors in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts came together to improve their schools and increase access to high-quality school options.
Transforming instruction, which is at the heart of rapid school improvement, is a demanding task that engages administrators and teachers over multiple years. A new guide presents four early actions and related activities that principals can take to jump-start this process over three months.
Learn how to assess whether a low-performing charter school is a good candidate for rapid improvement rather than closure, and how the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework leverages charter school autonomies to bolster turnaround efforts.
Participate in our sessions and visit our booths in the exhibit halls to learn about our resources, research, services, and career opportunities. AERA, April 5–9, in Toronto Booths 201 & 203 Follow us on Twitter for live updates and join us for our annual AERA reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario, April 6, 7–10pm.
NSTA, April 11–14, in St. Louis Booth 1864 Check out our sessions designed to further science teaching and learning in alignment with new science standards.
Improving teacher practice. Boosting student scores. Increasing college completion rates. Our dedicated staff made a big impact in the field last year. Check out WestEd’s 2018 Year in Review for highlights of our agency’s groundbreaking work.