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The Regional Educational Laboratory Central translates research to practice with policymakers and practitioners in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

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Feb19

Webinar Describes Which Teacher Qualifications Are Important for Achievement in Algebra I for Middle School Students

The report Associations Between the Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement will be discussed by REL Central staff members Mike Siebersma and Joshua Stewart in an upcoming webinar. They will also present constructs and principles assessed in math certification exams and discuss the potential policy and practice implications of the findings.

Feb03

Collecting Equity Strategies to Improve Access to Excellent Teachers

REL Central is working with MO DESE to develop a survey to define and share school district successes in implementing teacher equity strategies. Learn more about the project and questions that may be used to define success.

Jan03

North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings Project Aims to Promote Cultural Awareness, Improve Student Outcomes

REL Central partners with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to develop the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings project with the goal to “increase learning, understanding and well-being among all North Dakota students, educators and communities.”

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Collecting Equity Strategies to Improve Access to Excellent Teachers

REL Central is working with MO DESE to develop a survey to define and share school district successes in implementing teacher equity strategies. Learn more about the project and questions that may be used to define success.

Webinar Describes Which Teacher Qualifications Are Important for Achievement in Algebra I for Middle School Students

The report Associations Between the Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement will be discussed by REL Central staff members Mike Siebersma and Joshua Stewart in an upcoming webinar. They will also present constructs and principles assessed in math certification exams and discuss the potential policy and practice implications of the findings.

North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings Project Aims to Promote Cultural Awareness, Improve Student Outcomes

REL Central partners with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to develop the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings project with the goal to “increase learning, understanding and well-being among all North Dakota students, educators and communities.”

Using Research on Prekindergarten Indicators of Quality to Improve Kindergarten Readiness

REL Central partnered with Hallsville R-IV and Glenwood R-8 School Districts to identify research to support various aspects of prekindergarten quality, including curriculum, assessment, teacher–child interactions, and classroom environment. Discover what happened in this blog post.


Works in Progress

Learn more about the research projects currently underway. More on our Works in Progress.


Ask A REL

Ask A REL is a collaborative reference desk service provided by the ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) and functions much in the same way as a technical reference library.

Featured Publication

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Associations Between the Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement

A new report finds the associations between teacher scores on math certification exams and student achievement in middle school Algebra I. Read more.


Featured Video


Early Childhood Math – Number and Operations

The video focuses on actionable strategies to increase the quality of math instruction in number and operations, based in part on Recommendation 1 from the WWC practice guide Teaching Math to Young Children.


Featured Event

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Webinar: Understanding What Influences Teacher Mobility

This recorded webinar discusses trends in educator workforce mobility.