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Read about WestEd's work with schools, districts, and state and federal governments to improve education for all learners. In addition, keep up-to-date with our latest research, resources, projects, professional development opportunities, and more.

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Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: An Updated Research Review from WestEd's Justice & Prevention Research Center

This updated review documents the current breadth of evidence on restorative justice, provides a more comprehensive picture of how restorative practices are implemented in schools, and lays the groundwork for future research, implementation, and policy.

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April Focus: Promoting High-Quality STEM Teaching and Learning

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

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Jump-Starting Instructional Transformation for Rapid School Improvement: A Guide for Principals

Transforming instruction is a big job, engaging administrators and teachers over multiple years. Because the challenge can seem so daunting, school leaders can profit from some guidance in knowing where and how to begin. This guide provides that starting point.

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Trauma-Informed Practices and Resilience

WestEd delivers solutions to help integrate trauma-informed practices with other whole-child initiatives, such as social and emotional learning approaches, restorative practice approaches, and school climate and culture efforts.

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School District Budget Leaders Speak Out on the Silent Recession

When the costs of public education rise faster than revenues, what are districts to do? Read the latest from R&D Alert to learn how some districts are navigating what has been called a “Silent Recession” facing school budgets. 

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Spring Webinar Series: Register Today

Join us for this engaging webinar series designed to unpack the practices, tools, and resources in the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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WestEd Events: Opioid Epidemic

Addressing the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic: A Trauma-Informed Cross-Sector Approach

Missed our panel discussion on the opioid epidemic? No problem. Watch the discussion in its entirety on our Facebook page.

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AERA 2019

Join WestEd at the AERA Annual Meeting, April 5-9, in Toronto

View a list of more than 40 sessions; visit us at booths 201 & 203 to learn about our career opportunities, resources, and research; and enjoy food, drink, and good company at our annual reception.

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March Focus: Comprehensive Support to Improve Success for English Learners

Explore WestEd’s research, services, and resources designed to help educators rapidly improve teaching and systemic support for English learners.

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Winter 2019 R&D Alert

Order or Download the New R&D Alert for the Latest on Trauma-Informed Practices, Reaching Disconnected Youth, School Climate, and More

This new edition of R&D Alert explores trauma-informed practices in education, strategies for reaching disconnected youth, ways to create a positive school climate, and more.

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