WestEd works nationwide to support all students, including those enrolled in public charters and schools of choice. Our newly created Charters & Choice web page features resources designed to help you ensure strong leadership, promote achievement, and encourage positive family engagement.
A new toolkit helps policymakers learn from documented successes, address potential barriers, and facilitate cross-sector initiatives to improve education quality in both traditional public schools and public charter schools. Receive guidance, practical tools and templates, and links to additional resources for each stage of the collaborative process.
When traditional public schools and charter schools worked together in both the District of Columbia and Massachusetts, they conquered challenges and discovered that teamwork led to results. Learn how these collaborations benefitted both students and the schools, and how your district or charter might do the same.
District-charter collaborations that improve quality and access for all students can be complicated and time-consuming to manage. In this Insights blog, WestEd's Robin Chait shares advice from leaders whose collaborations helped both students and schools thrive.
View our archived webinar to learn how to assess whether a charter school is a good candidate for rapid improvement rather than closure, and hear from charter school leader Dr. Andi Morency about how key practices in the Four Domains framework were used to support improvement in her school.
WestEd staff will participate in two panel sessions at the National Charter Schools Conference, discussing how high-impact coaching at one charter school led to dramatic gains in student learning, and what charter school boards need to know about how authorizers do, don’t, can, and should help charter schools build highly effective boards.
The concept of equitable access means that all students and families know what charter school options exist and that students have the ability to enroll and attend if they want to, regardless of where a student lives, the student’s socioeconomic status, or the student’s education status. This brief highlights the role that state- and district-level policymakers can play in supporting access for all students.