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Research and evaluation

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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WestEd Will Lead Evaluation of Critical Training for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program

WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center is recipient of a significant award from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to evaluate training provided to police investigators assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.

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Published Articles by WestEd

WestEd Researchers Examine Policy Responses to School Tragedies

In a new article, WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino, Ashley Boal, and Augustus Mays examine policy responses to several school shootings, and suggest questions for educators and policymakers to consider in future conversations and decision-making.

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Learning From the Field: Trauma-Informed Practices

How can educators and early care providers best attend to children affected by trauma? In this Q&A, WestEd’s Natalie Walrond shares key takeaways from interviews with experts.

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Published Articles by WestEd

Meagan O'Malley, Staci Wendt, and Christina Pate Publish in Educational Administration Quarterly

WestEd's Meagan O'Malley, Staci Wendt, and Christina Pate published an article entitled "A View from the Top: Superintendents' Perceptions of Mental Health Supports in Rural School Districts" in Educational Administration Quarterly.

Health & safetyResearch and evaluationSchools and districts

Mathematics Learning Games that Break the Symbol Barrier

WestEd and BrainQuake partner to understand how math games impact student outcomes.

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Supporting EdTech Development with Research

WestEd helps EdTech startup partners transform their ideas into effective, research-based education improvement tools.

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WestEd Published Articles

Recruiting Students for Randomized Controlled Trials in Postsecondary Settings

Jenna Terrell and Daniel Bugler share challenges and lessons learned.

College & careerResearch and evaluation

WestEd Published Articles

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Criminology

New article from WestEd's Anthony Petrosino, Claire Morgan, and Trevor Fronius.

Health & safetyResearch and evaluation

Examination of Data Usability Options for Assessing Eligibility for Higher Education in California

Data Usability Options for Assessing Eligibility for Higher Education in California

Can federal reporting data be used to determine California students' college eligibility?

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