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IES releases report on appropriate identification of children with disabilities for federally-supported services

Report describes state and district practices aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Actís (IDEA) goals of appropriate identification. » More info


Update to the ERIC Selection Policy

IES has released an update to the ERIC selection policy, the document that guides the selection of sources and the types of materials cataloged by ERIC. » More info


IES Releases new report on federal efforts to improve literacy through the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Program

Boosting literacy among school-age children remains a national priority. » More info


New on-demand webinars about WWC standards and procedures

The WWC has two new on-demand webinars about the WWC standards and procedures. » More info


Assessing the validity and reliability of the Pennsylvania school climate survey for elementary school students

REL Mid-Atlantic partnered with The Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office for Safe Schools to conduct a study analyzing the validity and reliability from PDE's school climate survey for elementary school students. » More info

National Library of Education (NLE)

Library and bookshelvesNLE provides information, statistical, and referral services to the Department of Education, government agencies and the public. The collection focuses on education, including thousands of textbooks and instructional materials, as well as resources on law, public policy, economics, urban affairs, sociology, history, philosophy, and information science.

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REL Events and Opportunities

Teachers talking togetherREL Events provide an opportunity to learn from practitioners, policymakers, and researchers from across the country. Check out the REL Events Calendar for upcoming webinars and in-person professional development opportunities spanning topics from improving early education to transforming postsecondary teaching and learning, and everything in between.

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a father reading with his daughterPreparing Young Children for School

Recent research has identified practices that have the potential to prepare young children to benefit from the learning opportunities they will encounter in school. In collaboration with expert panelists, the What Works Clearinghouse™ (WWC) distilled that research into practical recommendations for preschool educators to use to help prepare children for school. The Practice Guide details seven evidence-based practices designed to be used by teachers; center and program directors; district or state personnel involved in adopting curricula for preschool programs; and parents and caregivers.

The Effects of an Academic Language Program on Student Reading Outcomes

Helping English learners and economically disadvantaged students read as well as their more advantaged peers is a struggle for many schools. This study tested a promising program to improve 4th and 5th grade students' ability to understand the academic language used in school and support their reading achievement. The program included reading, speaking, and writing activities for students and training for teachers. About 60 schools were randomly assigned to implement the program for one school year or to continue using their typical strategies. The study compared the average reading performance of the two groups to assess the program's effectiveness.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Professional analyze various pieces of dataLearn about the plans for and results of evaluations related to ESSA