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Our Work

REL Central works in collaboration with school districts, state departments of education, and other stakeholders to address high-leverage needs in our region. Our work centers on three main activities:

  • Conducting applied research to solve practical problems and foster deeper understanding of education challenges and processes.
  • Disseminating current, actionable research evidence, and engaging with practitioners and policymakers in understanding that evidence.
  • Providing training, coaching, and technical support related to the application and use of credible research to meet the needs of our stakeholders.

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Featured Publication

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Evaluation of Retired Mentors New Teachers Program

Through a randomized controlled trial, this study examined the impact of the Retired Mentors for New Teachers program for probationary teachers, developed by Aurora Public Schools in Colorado. The program used recently retired, master educators to support probationary teachers in high-need elementary schools.

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What Influences Teacher Attrition

This infographic presents characteristics of teachers and schools that influence teacher attrition.

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