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.
The MACC@WestEd, the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center, and the Center on Innovation in Learning are co-sponsoring a webinar titled “English Learners in the Blended Classroom.” The webinar is on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 2:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST.
Join us for an exploration of the opportunities for educating English Learners in blended […]
On February 11th , 2015, Maryland’s State Department of Education (MSDE), in partnership with the MACC@WestEd, held an event connecting teacher preparation programs to student learning objectives. In attendance were members of Institutions of Higher Education. Stevenson University hosted 75 representatives from 19 of the 23 institutions of higher education in the state of Maryland. […]
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.
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.