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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

Mar19

Webinar: Examining Grow Your Own Programs to Address Issues of Teacher Recruitment

On March 19, REL Central will host the Diversifying and Widening the Teacher Pipeline with Grow Your Own Programs webinar. In this blog post, learn about Grow Your Own programs and ways to implement them within states, districts, or communities.

Feb1

Colorado Early Childhood Education Staff Use Data to Support Program Improvement

Colorado Department of Education staff partnered with REL Central to provide resources and guidance to early childhood teachers and administrators to help them use data to improve program quality and child outcomes. In this blog post, learn how a checklist could provide the support they need.

Jan1

Sharing Data to Examine CTE Course-Taking to Better Prepare Students for the Workforce

State education department partners in the REL Central region discuss their efforts to share data between agencies in their states (and potentially others states) as they determine the relationships between career and technical education course-taking and student outcomes. Read more in this blog post.

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Colorado Early Childhood Education Staff Use Data to Support Program Improvement

Colorado Department of Education staff partnered with REL Central to provide resources and guidance to early childhood teachers and administrators to help them use data to improve program quality and child outcomes. In this blog post, learn how a checklist could provide the support they need.

State Education Agencies Across the Central Region Use Program Evaluation Modules to Make Improvements

In this blog post, learn how education agencies in Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota are using program evaluation modules to develop strategies for program improvement at state and district levels.

Sharing Data to Examine CTE Course-Taking to Better Prepare Students for the Workforce

State education department partners in the REL Central region discuss their efforts to share data between agencies in their states (and potentially others states) as they determine the relationships between career and technical education course-taking and student outcomes. Read more in this blog post.

North Dakota Partners with REL Central to Plan Evaluation of Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

Rural Education Research Alliance members, which includes North Dakota education leaders, are working together to examine the implementation and outcomes of the Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program. Learn more about the work 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 resource provides guidance to states or districts wishing to monitor implementation of educator evaluation systems.


Featured Video


A Guide for Monitoring District Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems

This REL Central video provides a three-step process for state departments of education to monitor district implementation of state- or district-developed educator evaluation systems.


Featured Event

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Diversifying and Widening the Teacher Pipeline with Grow Your Own Programs

Join REL Central as we present a webinar on the current research on Grow Your Own programs that help to address educator shortages, retention, and diversity.