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Elizabeth Burr

A Senior Research Associate who joined WestEd in 2007, Elizabeth Burr coordinates research projects — including policy analyses, literature reviews, and syntheses — for the Regional Educational Laboratory West.

Burr is the lead staff member for the English Learner Alliance; in particular, her work has focused on English learner students with disabilities and long‑term English learner students. Burr also is the manager of Ask‑A‑REL/Reference Desk.

From 2003-2007, Burr was a Project Director at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University, where she studied youth development. Specifically, she examined legislation promoting flexible funding for programs serving youth, and the coordination of schools and community-based organizations for youth in Alameda County.

Prior to that, Burr was a Project Director at Policy Analysis for California Education, where she coordinated an initiative to test the effectiveness of training programs for early education providers and conducted a child care needs assessment for Los Angeles County.

Burr received a BA from Brown University and an MPA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.