For the first time, CACE will feature a spring conference designed for leadership teams. “Continuous Improvement That Works: Harnessing the Power of School Improvement Practices to Achieve Success” will be presented by WestEd’s Terry Hofer and Kevin Perks and focus on supporting district based teams through the challenges of school improvement. The conference is scheduled […]
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Join WestEd and the Center on School Turnaround and Improvement at the National ESEA Conference, which will be held on February 1–4, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indiana. This year’s theme for the hybrid event is “Lift Up,” emphasizing evidence-based practices to lift up students to reach their potential through maximized access and expanded […]
Center for School Turnaround and Improvement’s Talent Management Academy Supports District and School Leaders to Recruit and Retain Talented Teachers
WestEd today announces the development and launch of a Talent Management Academy with teams of district- and school-level leaders from three local education agencies (LEAs) in Delaware. Research continually reinforces how highly qualified teaching professionals are the most important school-based factor in rapidly improving learning outcomes. Leaders, too, are instrumental in fostering effective teaching and […]
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