WestEd Insights / research and innovations

Read about significant research findings and impact from WestEd experts related to teaching, learning, and human development.

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Current Trends and Promising Practices in Bullying Prevention

In observance of National Bullying Prevention Month, WestEd is highlighting trends in bullying, challenges to prevention, promising practices, and evidence-based resources.

Bullying Prevention School climate violence prevention

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9 Things You Can Do to Support Student Agency With Formative Assessment

WestEd's Barbara Jones explores how Arizona teachers support student agency in formative assessment through three stages of development.

Formative assessment Teachers and leaders

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Sharing Deep Understanding of Child Development to Support Better Outcomes

Group learning. Individual and group support. A deep dive into child development. One program offers child care practitioners these benefits and more to improve practice and outcomes for children.

Early childhood early childhood development Early Childhood Education

First Graders

Scaffolding Young Children’s Story Writing

Words of advice before trying the Teaching Learning Cycle to support children’s engagement with complex stories and their story writing: planning is key, start with one new strategy, and have fun.

Early childhood English learners Literacy

High School Students

Sustaining Reform as Steady Work: Fordson High School

People often comment on how rare Reading Apprenticeship’s research base is in the landscape of education reform. Even more rare, however, is education reform that gets sustained over time.

Literacy

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Designing Productive Mathematical Talk: Supporting English Learner Students

Experts from WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners initiative describe why incorporating opportunities for effective dialogue with peers is essential for effective math teaching and learning.

English language learners English learners math STEM

Kids

Improving School Safety: Using Evidence to Inform Policy and Practice

A series of briefs, created by the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center, examine the research and clarify misconceptions about how to make schools safer.

safe schools school safety violence prevention

Kids

The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement for Charter Schools

Learn how the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework can be adapted and used to create effective and sustainable charter school improvement.

charter schools Four Domains school choice

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Evaluating and Improving Tech Entrepreneurship Education Programs

WestEd's Aleata Hubbard shares the lessons she's learned while helping tech entrepreneurship education programs to better serve the next generation of innovators.

edtech Research and evaluation STEM

How Can Charter Schools Best Share Lessons Learned Across Sectors?

Learn how Perry Street Charter School in Washington, DC, worked with WestEd to document and disseminate its successful turnaround process.

charter schools Equity School Improvement School Turnaround