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Ask A REL is a free service provided by the ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) that functions like a virtual reference desk. REL researchers provide references and referrals to education research, briefs, articles, and organizations in response to submitted education questions.

When you submit an education question, REL researchers will search ERIC and other federally funded databases and organizations, academic research databases, and general Internet search engines for relevant resources. You will receive a memo with references and referrals to education research, briefs, articles, and organizations to help answer your question.

To submit a question, contact the REL serving your region. Please include your full name, email address, and question, and write "Ask A REL" in the email subject line. Questions that are more specific or detailed will help the REL find the most useful resources to include in the response.

REL Region Served Ask A REL Contact
Appalachia Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia Submit a question to REL.Appalachia@sri.com

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Central Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming Submit a question to RELCentral@MarzanoResearch.com

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Mid-Atlantic Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. Submit a question to RELmidatlantic@mathematica-mpr.com

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Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Submit a question to relmidwest@air.org

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Northeast & Islands Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands Submit a question to relneiinfo@edc.org or via this online form

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Northwest Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington Submit a question to askarel@educationnorthwest.org

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Pacific American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau Submit a question to Erin D’Amelio at edamelio@mcrel.org

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Southeast Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina Submit a question to Connie Verhagen at c.Verhagen@fsu.edu

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Southwest Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Submit a question to relsw-aar@air.org

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West Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah Submit a question to relwest@wested.org

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