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WestEd in the News

Restorative Justice Program Lowers Days Lost to Suspensions in LAUSD

New approach to discipline moves away from punishment and toward cooperative problem solving.

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WestEd in the News

Six Nebraska Communities Awarded Grants to Build 'Connected Youth Initiative' System

WestEd to evaluate initiative designed to help unconnected young people in need.

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WestEd in the News

How Teachers Should Cope With School Terrorist Fears

Schools receive advice that calm adults help students manage terrorist fears.

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Femal Adolescent Student

National Institute of Justice Awards Comprehensive School Safety Grant for Atlanta Public Schools

Five-year National Institute of Justice grant awarded to WestEd and partners will help promote success of school safety initiatives.

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New Research: Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools — Summary Findings

Research report describes the promise of restorative justice in improving the overall school environment.

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WestEd in the News

Modesto City Schools Shares Efforts to Turn Around High Kick-Out Rates

WestEd's Region IX Equity Assistance Center is mentioned in article about lower expulsions in Modesto (CA) public schools.

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WestEd Webinars

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Education — Highlights of Research and Practice

How does trauma impact students' ability to learn? And why is this an equity issue? Webinar, Thursday, Nov. 5.

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