The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the California Initiatives in response to the immense challenge facing the state’s educators: successfully implementing the new California State Standards to improve student success.
At The Center we believe in collaboration through coalition, insight through investigation, and that progress stems from sharing broadly both what works and what’s needed. This is exactly our approach in California.
As a network builder, a researcher, and an information nexus, we work to equip all stakeholders with the tools necessary to strive forward implementing the new standards. We listen to — and work closely with — teachers, administrators, service providers, and education officials to ensure that this vast and important effort reflects on-the-ground classroom insights and the intricacies of a statewide view at every step.
We seek to improve standards implementation by working as the bridge connecting resources, practice, information, and insight to wherever it’s needed most.
The Center is a project of WestEd a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency that partners with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.