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Regional Educational Laboratory Program


Pacific
Pacific: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, & Republic of Palau

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The Pacific region is comprised of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap; Guam; Hawai'i; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau. The prevailing regional needs and challenges include four overarching areas: optimizing data systems, strengthening teacher effectiveness, engaging families and communities in education, and ensuring career and college readiness.

Research Alliances

REL Pacific serves the needs of the Pacific region through the following research alliances:

  • FSM Research Alliance: This alliance's work focuses on the priority areas of strengthening teacher effectiveness and optimizing data systems.
  • Marshall Islands Research Alliance: This alliance's work focuses on the priority areas of strengthening teacher effectiveness and optimizing data systems.
  • Palau Research Alliance: This alliance's work focuses on the priority areas of strengthening teacher effectiveness and optimizing data systems.
  • Pacific Alliance for Student Success (PASS): This alliance's work focuses on the priority area of engaging families and communities in education.
  • Guam Alliance for Family and Community Engagement in Education: This alliance's work focuses on the priority area of engaging families and communities in education.
  • American Samoa Alliance for College and Career Readiness: This alliance's work focuses on the priority area of ensuring college and career readiness.
  • CNMI Alliance for College and Career Readiness: This alliance's work focuses on the priority area of ensuring college and career readiness.
  • Hawaii Partnership for Educational Research Consortium (HPERC): This alliance's work focuses on the priority area of optimizing data systems.

Corporate Experience

McREL International has decades of experience in working in the Pacific, including staff development, school leadership, standards development and alignment, technology, teacher evaluation, and research. REL Pacific staff and partners have significant and broad regional experience providing needs sensing, research, evaluation, and technical assistance, including administering multiple REL contracts, developing relationships with elected and education leaders and practitioners, strengthening schools and communities, and planning and successfully implementing multi-year, complex programs of work.

Lab Director:
Dr. Nolan Malone
Governing Board


Contractor:
McREL International
Pacific Center for Changing the Odds
1003 Bishop Street
Pauahi Tower
Suite 2200
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
(808) 664-8175
RELpacific@mcrel.org
http://relpacific.mcrel.org
Subcontractors/Partners:
  • University of Guam, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (Guam CEDDERS)—Mangilao, Guam
  • Chesapeake Research Associates, LLC—Annapolis, Maryland
  • Island Innovation, LLC—Maui, Hawai'i
  • The JoDoCo Group, Inc.—Aurora, Colorado
  • Pacific Policy Research Center—Honolulu, Hawai'i