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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.

What’s New at REL Central

Sep23

Webinar: Ingredients for a Successful Algebra Program in Middle School

Join us Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. MT for a webinar that will present elements you can use to build a successful middle school algebra program, including the skills students need to succeed in Algebra I.

Sep17

Guide Supports Native Voice in Ed Decision-Making

Read about a new culturally responsive guide developed by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (ND DPI) and REL Central. It provides a step-by-step process for schools and districts to assess the needs of Native students and begin implementing those supports.

Sep03

Infographics Shed Light on Rural Internet Connectivity Issues

Internet access is important for students learning from their homes. However, not all students have access. Discover infographics describing internet disparities within REL Central states in these new blog posts.

Sep01

Ask A REL Service Provides Research-Based Responses to Education-Related Questions

Learn about our Ask A REL service and discover resources related to data-driven research in this new blog post!

Aug31

Ed Decision-Makers Find Potential Strategies in Ed Leadership Movement Report

A new report finds that nearly half of district and school leaders in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota leave their position within three years. Read about what state leaders may do to change this.

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Guide Supports Native Voice in Ed Decision-Making

Read about a new culturally responsive guide developed by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (ND DPI) and REL Central. It provides a step-by-step process for schools and districts to assess the needs of Native students and begin implementing those supports.

Infographics Shed Light on Rural Internet Connectivity Issues

Internet access is important for students learning from their homes. However, not all students have access. Discover infographics describing internet disparities within REL Central states in these new blog posts.

Ask A REL Service Provides Research-Based Responses to Education-Related Question

Learn about our Ask A REL service and discover resources related to data-driven research in this new blog post!

Ed Decision-Makers Find Potential Strategies in Ed Leadership Movement Report

A new report finds that nearly half of district and school leaders in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota leave their position within three years. Read about what state leaders may do to change this.


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.

Family & Caregivers

Image handout: Strategies to Support Learning Along a Continuum of Internet Access

Teaching Math to Young Children for Families and Caregivers

These family and caregiver resources and activities include research-based and easy-to-follow steps to help you support your child’s math skills.

Featured Publication

students using laptops

Summary of Research on Online and Blended Learning Programs that Offer Differentiated Learning Options

This report presents a review of studies of K–12 blended learning and online instructional approaches that differentiate instruction for students. The review found positive effects in four of the approaches.


Featured Video


Using Digital Tools and Social Media to Engage Families in School Improvement Initiatives

This recorded webinar presents research-based strategies to engage families in school improvement initiatives using digital tools and social media.


Featured Event

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Ingredients for a Successful Algebra Program in Middle School

Join us Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. MT for a webinar that will present elements you can use to build a successful middle school algebra program, including the skills students need to succeed in Algebra I.