Policy

We analyze federal, state, and local education policies to help leaders ensure policies and practices support learning and teaching for all children, and promote positive organizational change.

Equity

We provide customized supports to help schools, districts, communities, and states across the country achieve equitable outcomes, with a particular focus on racial equity.

Growth

We offer a full menu of professional development and coaching services, using andragogy (adult learning), distributed practice, and standards for staff development to guide our work.

Recent Blog Posts

Join us in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day! Today, our nation acknowledges the great triumphs, beauty, and resiliency of Indigenous people while also recognizing the systemic harm and marginalization that Indigenous people have faced over the past few centuries. We hope you take today to educate yourself on Indigenous organizations, authors, leaders, and issues. Follow the links below to donate to amazing organizations for Indigenous people, led by Indigenous people. Read more.

Over the past year, many amazing national and local activists, thinkers, and leaders have shared their knowledge, strength, and experiences. We have been introduced to new leaders, learned from experienced social justice leaders, and laid to rest leaders and community members who left us charged to do more and to keep working towards a better, more equitable today and tomorrow. Read more.

Today marks West Wind Education Policy’s 20-year anniversary! 

Over the years, West Wind has been honored to work with and for amazing educators, researchers, policy makers, students, and families working to imagine and enact education systems that overcome historic and persistent inequities and engage each and every child in learning. Read more.

"This was the best professional development -- I don't even want to call it professional development -- this was one of the best experiences I have ever had."
Participant
Equity-Focused Instructional Rounds with Students

West Wind created and managed the Iowa Forum on Competency-based Education for the Iowa Department of Education. In recognition of the quality of the Forum, West Wind was awarded the SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards.

"The courage of the district team and West Wind facilitators was extraordinary. Very valuable session with ‘real life’ example that was allowed to play out in ‘real time.’"
Participants
Summit for Courageous Conversation
West Wind is a woman-owned Targeted Small Business in the State of Iowa.
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