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Welcome to the REL Appalachia Blog, where you can find stories about our partnerships, projects, priority areas, and more. Have a story idea? Contact us.

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Health worker offers her consolement
Although school leaders and educators may have little control over much of the trauma students experience, they can take concrete steps to identify and dismantle racist practices that may exist within schools and contribute to student racial trauma.

Two students working on math equations at chalkboard
Many middle schools now offer Algebra I, a course that used to be taught primarily in high school. Educators and parents alike may wonder how to determine whether their students are ready for Algebra I in middle school.

Diverse students celebrating graduation
This blog shares the motivation behind a recent change in Virginia high school graduation requirements, reviews findings from a study of career technical education credential attainment in before and after policy implementation, and highlights ways that Virginia educators and policymakers can strengthen high school graduates' preparation for robust career options after high school.