Calming Spaces in Schools and Classrooms
This brief describes calming spaces and the potential positive impacts that offering such spaces in schools or classrooms can have on students’ mental health and learning.
Leading Voices: Fostering a Culture of Learning that Promotes Student Agency
In this Leading Voices online conversation, Nancy Gerzon and Dr. Menucha Birenbaum examine building a positive culture of learning in the classroom can promote student agency and improve outcomes.
Youth Voice in Juvenile Justice Research
This research captures interviews about the juvenile justice system from young people aged 18 to 24 years old who have lived experience with the system and provides valuable insights on how research can help improve the system for young people.
Leading Voices: The Role of Formative Assessment—Enhancing Educational Opportunities for Multilingual Learners
In this Leading Voices online conversation, Nancy Gerzon and Dr. Lorena Llosa discuss the role of formative assessment in enhancing educational opportunities for Multilingual Learners.
Who Participates in Community College STEM Work-Based Learning?
This study explores participation in STEM work-based learning in Florida community colleges with a focus on internships and cooperative education courses.
Leading Voices Podcast Series Episode 3: Sustaining Education Leaders of Color — A Conversation with Dr. Erin Browder
In this episode, host Danny Torres and Dr. Erin Browder, Senior Program Associate at WestEd, discuss the pressing and enduring needs of leaders of color and the work the education community must do to address the systemic inequities that threaten leaders’ health and well-being.
Moving Mathematical Mountains: A Decade of Educator-Led Change to Make Math a Gateway to Success for All Students
This Carnegie Math Pathways report presents 10 years of outcome data, as well as student, faculty, and institutional feature stories.
Strategic Investments of One-Time Funds for Tribal Governments
This brief provides insights from tribal leaders who offer strategies for directing one-time federal funds to improve educational outcomes and strengthen infrastructure for the 574 federally recognized tribes in the United States.
Redefining Approaches for Engaging English Learners With Mathematical Ideas
The brief aims to help educators ensure that English Learners can participate fully in mathematical learning.
Leading Voices Podcast Series Episode 2: Amplifying Student Agency with Formative Assessment
In this episode, we hear from Nancy Gerzon, Franchesca Warren, and Cali Kaminsky, all experts with WestEd’s Formative Insights. Formative Insights works with schools and districts to amplify student agency and identity through formative assessment policies and practices.
Evaluation of Beast Academy
This brief reports on an independent evaluation of the efficacy of the Beast Academy program serving gifted, talented, and historically marginalized students in Mankato Area Public Schools, Minnesota.
Who is in Charge of English Learner Services? Lessons Learned from a National Co-Teaching and Collaboration Study
Researchers from the National Research & Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners explain insights from district leaders’ responses in an online survey on the prevalence of co-teaching and collaboration models.
Working Respectfully with Indigenous Communities Around Data and Evidence: A Resource for State Education Agencies
This resource is intended to support state education agency (SEA) staff members as they build partnerships with tribal leaders to improve educational outcomes for Native students through the use of data, research, and evidence.
Self-Affirmation: A Powerful Tool for Addressing Stereotype Threat
This infographic illustrates how self-affirmation, an intervention aimed at reducing stereotype threat, can significantly mitigate its effects on academic outcomes, and generate significant improvements in grade point average (GPA) and test scores.
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