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Read the Winter Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from REL Mid-Atlantic


Infographic on the effect of teacher home visits on student outcomes

Check out this new infographic on the impact of teacher home visits over the summer on student disciplinary incidents and school attendance.


Test Scores, Grades, and Student Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Check out this new fact sheet on the impact of virtual learning on student achievement and engagement in Pittsburgh Public Schools and how they compare to national trends.


Impacts of Home Visits on Students in District of Columbia Public Schools

This new study examined the impacts of structured 'relationship-building teacher home visits' conducted in grades 1–5 as part of a family engagement program in the District of Columbia Public Schools. To see what affects these visits have and how they can improve student outcomes, read the report for details.


Watch a recording of our recent webinar that describes changes in academic achievement in Pittsburgh Public Schools during the period of remote instruction in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recording of the Recent Webinar on Changes in Academic Achievement and the Use of Online Learning Applications During Remote Instruction

Latest from the REL Mid-Atlantic Blog:

Calling All Districts and Schools: Here’s How to Collect Rigorous Evidence to Know Whether Your ESSA Tier 4 Intervention Works

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) encourages schools and districts to use evidence-based interventions and practices, with tiers of evidence based on the strength and rigor of the research supporting the effectiveness of the intervention or practice in improving student outcomes.

Incorporating Teacher Voices into Principal Evaluations Could Improve Leadership

School principals wear many hats, and the nature of a principal's job presents two challenges to evaluation- it can take time before a principal's actions affect student outcomes, and a principal's professional practice is hard to observe systematically. Incorporating teachers' voices into evaluation systems can help address both challenges.

Focusing on Families: How Districts and States Can Support Families to Form Strong Partnerships with Schools

Strong partnerships, in which families and schools work together, can empower families to engage in and support teaching and learning. Successful engagement depends on comprehensive, collaborative, and concentrated work to build relationships with families.

Read our latest and past blog posts.

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Changes in Academic Achievement and the Use of Online Learning Applications During Remote Instruction


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