WestEd E-Bulletin
WestEd E-Bulletin

Monthly highlights of WestEd's research, resources, services, and events to help all learners succeed in school and career.

R&D Alert Online

HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELL-BEING Restorative Justice: An Alternative to Traditional Punishment

A growing number of schools nationwide are replacing traditional disciplinary actions with restorative justice. Read the latest R&D Alert Online article to find out what experts and practitioners say about this approach to addressing student misbehavior.

Also, download the latest print edition of R&D Alert to learn how formative assessment can transform learning.

Leading Professional Learning

TEACHERS & LEADERS Leading Professional Learning: A Simulation Game for Educators

Engage educators and leaders in an interactive experience designed to build a strong community of school faculty focused on providing an environment conducive to student learning.

Players participating in this innovative, non-competitive simulation game take on the role of a professional learning leadership team to plan and lead change in their school.Visit the Leading Professional Learning resource page to learn more.

The College Promise in California

COLLEGE & CAREER College Promise Programs: Making Community College Affordable for Low- and Middle-Income Students

This new resource profiles California's 23 College Promise programs and offers easily accessible information to those who are developing, implementing, improving, and/or evaluating College Promise programs in their communities. Download your copy.


SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMS Early Warning Systems Series: Dropout Prevention Resources

Early Warning Systems help educators keep students on track for graduation and postsecondary success by identifying at-risk students and targeting resources to support them more effectively.

Access resources from the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Program's Early Warning Systems series.

In addition, view A Pathway to Localizing Early Warning Indicators, a new Early Warning Systems video from REL West.

teacher and student

SPECIAL EDUCATION Improving Outcomes for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities

WestEd helps state agencies, early childhood and intervention programs, and schools and districts support children and young adults with disabilities, and their families.

Visit our Special Education page to learn about WestEd services, research, and resources.

2016 Annual Conference

AGENCY NEWS WestEd at Learning Forward Conference
December 3-7

WestEd’s Ruth Schoenbach will co-present "Building System Capacity to Transform Content Literacy" at this year's Learning Forward Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Attend our presentation and visit our booth to learn how you can improve literacy in your organization, and to purchase the new book, Leading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach.

WestEd Celebrating 50 Years

AGENCY NEWS WestEd Celebrating 50 Years

In the 1980s, WestEd gained a national reputation for high-quality work outside of K-12 schooling, including evaluating substance abuse and teen pregnancy prevention efforts, and conducting influential research on youth at risk for academic failure and youth resilience.

Learn more WestEd historical milestones and view our WestEd at 50 video.

Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight

Science, Literacy, English Language Learners: Best Sellers

Check out our top 10 best-selling resources, covering a range of pressing issues and topics to help all learners succeed.

Featured Initiative


SimScientists: Enriching Science Learning and Assessment Through Simulations

SimScientists designs and tests innovative ways of promoting and assessing student learning, bringing together the latest research findings and best practices on:

  • Principled assessment design
  • Model-based learning
  • Cognition and learning
  • Technology-enhanced assessment and learning environments
  • Educational measurement

Visit the SimScientists website to learn more about this key initiative.

WestEd at Events

WestEd at Events

Join us at national and local events. Browse our up-to-date calendar!

WestEd 50 Years - Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

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