Trauma informed learning environments

Five Tips for Creating a Safe Zone

Trauma can decrease students’ ability to pay attention, regulate emotion and behavior, or develop positive relationships with adults and peers. Learn five important steps to making schools supportive and safe zones for learning.

Justice and Prevention

Metal Detectors for Improved School Safety? Research Says No.

This new research brief summarizes what’s known about metal detectors in schools and in other settings, including prevalence, effectiveness, cost, and the potential impact on students and learning environments.

STEM

April Focus: Promoting High-Quality STEM Teaching and Learning

This April, WestEd focuses on what we as educators, researchers, policymakers, and parents can do to inspire all students, especially those students who are underserved, to learn and succeed in STEM.

WestEd Insights / research and innovations

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Making a Difference / WestEd in action

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Featured Initiatives

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WestEd’s National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Learn More

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The WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center focuses on high-quality research to identify solutions that promote positive community and school environments. Learn More

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Be part of the growing network of institutions that are empowering students to reach their college and career goals by transforming their mathematics learning experience. Learn More

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