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Cover Piloting Platform to Employment® in San Francisco: Lessons from a Formative Case Study of a Program to Address Long-Term Unemployment

Formative Case Study on Long-Term Unemployment: Recent Research

Read lessons learned from WestEd's study of a program designed to address long-term unemployment in San Francisco.

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Research Review Coauthored by Petrosino Makes Top 5 Downloads

A review of Scared Straight programs, coauthored by Anthony Petrosino, is ranked #5 in international online library.

EvaluationHealth & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluationResource

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Jodi Davenport to Serve as Co-Chair, 2018 IES Principal Investigators Meeting

Jodi Davenport will serve as Co-Chair of the 2018 Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Principal Investigators meeting.

EvaluationResearch and evaluationSchools and districts

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How Education Technology Can Make the Grade

Read about recent research on the potential for education technology tools to improve teaching and learning.


Top 10 Research and Evaluations reports

Visit WestEd's Top Research & Evaluation Reports Page

Early childhood, STEM, and school climate are among the top research and evaluation reports.

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Employer Demand for Information Technology Skilled Employees: Research Report

WestEd evaluated a program designed to meet employer demand for information technology skilled employees.

College & careerEvaluationResearch and evaluationSTEM

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Juvenile Drug Courts — Policy and Practice Scan: Recent Research

Learn about the structures, struggles, and successes of juvenile drug treatment courts.

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Teacher Demographics and Evaluation: Research Report

Is there a pattern between teacher characteristics and teacher evaluation outcomes? Find out in this research report.

EvaluationResourceSchools and districtsTeacher evaluationTeachers and leaders

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Helping High Schoolers Become Better Readers and Writers

The Expository Reading and Writing Course helps improve high school seniors' literacy skills. Read the R&D Alert Online article.

College & careerEvaluationLiteracy

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Explore Professional Learning and Technical Assistance Services

WestEd's professional learning and technical assistance services address the full spectrum of education and human development.

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