Elizabeth Burr

Elizabeth Burr
Senior Research Associate,

Elizabeth Burr is senior research associate on the Research-Practice Partnerships team at WestEd. Her work addresses the disproportional representation of students who are English learners in special education; the unique needs of particular groups of English learner students; and early education. Prior to joining WestEd, Burr was project director at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University, and a project director at PACE. Currently she is working on a comprehensive toolkit for educators of English learners with disabilities. Burr received her MPA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

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Publications by Elizabeth Burr
Evaluation Year One Progress—Report 2001–02
According to accumulating evidence, children benefit when they are served by stable and highly trained center-based staff and caregivers. But we have much to learn about how community colleges and local training organizations can recruit a more…
Lessons for Early Education
California previously embarked on a sizable experiment aimed at reducing the steady turnover of preschool teachers and allied childcare staff. The state’s taxpayers are now investing over $21 million annually in these county-run programs, offering…
In January 2000, the California Children and Families Commission embarked on an effort aimed at expanding the availability and quality of early care and education programs available to families. The State Commission contracted with PACE to act as…
New Lessons for Los Angeles
Reports abound on the shortage of quality childcare options for California families. Rising rates of employment among mothers with young children, initiatives to boost youngsters’ school readiness, and government’s recent push to move single mothers…