California’s Top Education Research and Policy Groups Launch the Hybrid Distance Learning Collaborative

To support California’s school districts and county offices of education as they navigate the new terrain of education during the COVID-19 pandemic, three of the state’s leading education-focused organizations have joined forces to create the Hybrid Distance (HD)...

Introducing the COVID Education Equity Response Collaborative

WestEd, operating with funding from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID Education Equity Response Collaborative, which will assist California districts and county offices of education adapting to teaching and learning...

Voices From the Field: County Office of Education Leaders Discuss COVID-19’s Impact on California Education

This knowledge brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about new research findings on key state policy topics. It summarizes themes emerging from interviews conducted in June 2020 with California County Offices of Education...

Improving California’s Teacher Data System to Better Inform Decisions

This knowledge brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about new research findings on key state policy topics. It summarizes recent findings on improving the access to, and the use of, teacher workforce data in California,...

What California Teachers are Saying About Their Instructional Materials for English Learner Students

This knowledge brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about new research findings on key state policy topics. It summarizes California information from a nationwide teacher survey on teachers’ beliefs about and practices...

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Our Mission
The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning at WestEd advances teacher growth and innovation to improve student success, building a brighter future for all learners.
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At The Center we believe the key to unlocking student success is by growing teachers’ skill, knowledge, and voice, creating the conditions for them to thrive, and amplifying their great work.
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Equity

We strive for a future where public education meets the needs of all learners, especially the underserved.

INNOVATION

We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

RESPECT

We foster respect and regard for the teaching profession by amplifying the great work, talent, and knowledge around us.
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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.

Equity

We strive for a future where public education meets the needs of all learners, especially the underserved.

INNOVATION

We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

RESPECT

We foster respect and regard for the teaching profession by amplifying the great work, talent, and knowledge around us.
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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.
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