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Rory Fitzpatrick

Committed. Together. Moving Through COVID-19: Students with Disabilities [Video]

WestEd's Rorie Fitzpatrick recommends three actions state and local education agencies can take to support students with disabilities through school closures and the transition back to school settings.

COVID-19EquityNew YorkNYPolicySpecial educationstudents with disabilities

REL West Children Learning

Spotlight: Evidence and Research Use in Education Policy and Practice

Check out these tools and resources designed to assist educators and policymakers in shaping practice based on evidence in schools, districts, and across states.

EquityNew YorkNYPolicyResearch and evaluationSchool ImprovementSchools and districts

Sound Basic Education for All; An Action Plan for North Carolina

Sound Basic Education for All: An Action Plan for North Carolina

WestEd recently completed and submitted a comprehensive research and action plan that is being used to reach consensus on priority actions to transform education in North Carolina and provide a sound basic education for all. The report identifies positive, interdisciplinary actions the state can take immediately and over the next decade to provide necessary foundational opportunities to serve all students.

AccountabilityEquityPolicySchool ImprovementSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Elementary Students

How California School Districts are Addressing the Silent Recession

A new report describes four key budget strategies that California school districts are using to maximize limited funds and meet students’ needs.

PolicyResearch and evaluationSchools and districts

Anthony Petrosino

WestEd's Anthony Petrosino Receives the 2018 Robert Boruch Award

WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino is the recipient of the prestigious Robert Boruch Award for Distinctive Contributions to Research that Informs Public Policy. This award, given by the Campbell Collaboration, recognizes and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to research on social interventions that inform public policy in areas such as criminal justice, education, and social welfare.

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The Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs

The Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs

This report describes a study that examined the initial impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) policy, the first required performance assessment for preliminary administrator certification in California, by identifying early changes (i.e., changes made through March 30, 2018) in administrator preparation programs’ practices.

LeadershipPolicySchools and districts

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: Framework Bolsters Turnaround Efforts

Learn how states are using a powerful framework to enhance their school improvement systems.

EquityPolicySchools and districts

Anthoy Petrosino

Join WestEd at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Symposium

The symposium will be held at George Mason University on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

EventHealth & safetyJusticePolicyResearch and evaluationSchool climateSchools and districts

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Students with disabilities are falling behind as districts work to implement new math standards.

AssessmentEquityMathematicsPolicyResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSpecial educationStandardsSTEM

Silent Recession: Why California School Districts Are Underwater Despite Increases in Funding

The Silent Recession: Why California School Districts Are Underwater Despite Increases in Funding

How will rising financial demands impact California's school districts?

PolicyResourceSchools and districts