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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.

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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?

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Finding a Path Toward Equity: What States Can Learn from the Transformation of California's School Funding Model

Finding a Path Toward Equity: What States Can Learn from the Transformation of California’s School Funding Model

A new case study offers lessons on reforming K–12 education finance systems.

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Healthy U: Promoting Sexual Health Among Juvenile Offenders, New Webinar, 3/27

The Healthy U app aims to curb unplanned teen pregnancy by educating young males, ages 14-19.

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AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

Join WestEd at AERA 2018

WestEd staff will be involved in more than 20 sessions, chairing, presenting, or serving as discussant.

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SREE Question and Answer Session

WestEd's Neal Finkelstein on Using Research to Inform Policy and Practice

Finkelstein is Program Chair for the Society for Research of Educational Effectiveness Spring Conference.

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