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Building a Positive School Climate for All: Register for California Event

Learn best practices for addressing school climate and equity issues. Northern CA (Oct. 13) or Southern CA (Oct. 18).

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WestEd in the News

The Wonk’s Guide to What Works, and What Doesn’t, When Policing Violent Crime

Read about evidence-based strategies for addressing the violent crime epidemic, and a focus on proven solutions.

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Congressional Briefing on Violence and Violence Prevention: National Experts Gather in Washington, DC

What does the best research say about the problem of violence and how to prevent it? Experts address the question.

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WestEd in the News

Schools Ban Suspensions After Success With Restorative Justice

WestEd's Trevor Fronius and Sarah Guckenburg weigh in on this alternative to suspension.

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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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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.

Health & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluationSchool climateSchools and districtsviolence prevention

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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