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IES releases new report on federal support for attracting, training, and retaining educators

Report describes district grantees' use of Teacher and School Leader funds and how well aligned this is with key aspects of the program. » More info


Local Providers' Practices and Challenges Linking Adult Education to Workforce Development in 2018-19

A new report examines local implementation of adult education funded under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, with a focus on provider practices and challenges related to the legislation's emphasis on strengthening the connection between adult education and workforce development. » More info


Changes to ERICís Selection Policy of Currently Approved Journals

As part ERIC's Source Selection review, ERIC will now identify journals that have published over twice as many articles from the year it was accepted and flag them for further review. » More info


Stabilizing school accountability metrics

This white paper describes a way to improve school accountability metrics by reducing measurement error, which can obscure school performance, especially in small schools or subgroups. » More info


New WWC Intervention Report on Reading Apprenticeship®

The WWC reviewed the research on Reading Apprenticeship®, a professional development program that aims to help teachers improve student literacy skills. » 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