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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

Nov15

Understanding What Influences Teacher Mobility

REL Central recently worked with education agencies in the central region to develop two reports to help provide stakeholders a better understanding of teacher movement and of predictors of teacher attrition and mobility. Read about the webinar discussing it and other resources.

Nov01

Developing Innovative Education Plans to Improve Student Outcomes in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partnered with REL Central to develop a rubric to ensure that school innovation education plans were successful in improving student outcomes and met legislative intent. Read more.

Oct15

Associations Found Between Middle School Teacher Qualifications and Algebra I Teacher Success

A new report by REL Central uncovers key associations between Algebra I teacher qualifications and student achievement. Learn more about the study and report in this blog post.

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Developing Innovative Education Plans to Improve Student Outcomes in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partnered with REL Central to develop a rubric to ensure that school innovation education plans were successful in improving student outcomes and met legislative intent. Read more.

Associations Found Between Middle School Teacher Qualifications and Algebra I Teacher Success

A new report by REL Central uncovers key associations between Algebra I teacher qualifications and student achievement. Learn more about the study and report in this blog post.

Understanding What Influences Teacher Mobility

REL Central recently worked with education agencies in the central region to develop two reports to help provide stakeholders a better understanding of teacher movement and of predictors of teacher attrition and mobility. Read about the webinar discussing it and other resources.

Delivering Work-Based Learning in Rural Schools

Discover research-based strategies to surmount challenges to implementing and maintaining work-based learning in rural communities. Find out how an upcoming webinar will inform rural and nonrural education leaders alike. Read more 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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A Guide for Monitoring District Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems

This guide can be used by states or districts to monitor the implementation of educator evaluation systems.


Featured Video


Early Childhood Math Questioning Strategies

Discover strategies to enhance math instruction for early learners and methods to improve general language and broad cognitive competencies for learners.


Featured Event


Studying Educational Effectiveness in Rural Settings

In this recorded webinar, presenters discuss four factors from Studying Educational Effectiveness in Rural Settings: A Guide for Researchers.