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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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Instructional Improvement Cycle: A Teacher’s Toolkit for Collecting and Analyzing Data on Instructional Strategies

The toolkit provides teachers with guidance on how to deliberately apply and study one classroom strategy over the course of one unit.

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Understanding the Digital Divide in the Seven REL Central States: Nebraska

This infographic presents data on Internet access by location and district poverty, and it incorporates a map that shows how access varies geographically across Nebraska.