The Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center at WestEd (MACC@WestEd) works in seven content areas to help state leaders in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania support, scale up, and refine their key education reforms.
The MACC@WestEd works with states to implement high-priority reforms, including their State Common Core Standards. Our colleagues at the Center on Education Policy have compiled information from over sixty research studies on critical issues related to common core state standards including testing, teaching, and teacher preparation.
On Friday, November 7th DC's Office of the State Superintendent of Education held the first in a series of institutes geared towards connecting the District's Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to critical resources to support student achievement. Visit their page to learn about what was discussed.
While policymakers and other stakeholders across the country often struggle to find common ground on tough issues like teacher evaluations, Maryland’s State Department of Education (MSDE), board of education, and the state’s largest unions representing teachers and administrators recently signed an unprecedented agreement on including student learning measures in instruction and teacher evaluations.
The toolkit helps charter school leaders define staffing needs, recruit to meet the needs, and select qualified teachers along dimensions defined in the Delaware’s human capital model and educator evaluation system. Mounted on the state’s hiring portal, JoinDelawareSchools.com, it offers educators procedures and templates developed from best practices of public charter schools nationwide.
The MACC@WestEd has mounted a year-long program of technical assistance with the College and Career Readiness and Success Center for state teams to work together to advance state definitions of college and career ready, identify metrics to operationalize the definitions, and define paths to tracking student progress and engaging multiple stakeholder groups across their states.
With chapters written by leaders actively engaged in the work, this Edited Volume examines the role of the state education agency in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practice related to the State Education Agency’s (SEA’s) critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts.
This award is a cooperative agreement under prime award #S283B120026 between the U.S. Department of Education and WestEd. The findings and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education.