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REL Mid-Atlantic: Putting Research into Action The Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic translates research to practice in partnership with policymakers and practitioners in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
What's New at REL Mid-Atlantic
Jul13

New infographics and fact sheets

Check out newly released infographics on promising practices to support remote learning, using data to refine remote learning strategies, and a fact sheet on predictors of near-term academic risks.

Jul08

Recording of the Recent Webinar on Reopening Schools Safely: New Evidence on Mitigating COVID-19 Spread

Watch a recording of the webinar to hear about REL work with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide support on their plans for reopening schools in the fall. Topics include a rapid review of emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic, promising practices in remote learning, and an agent-based modeling simulation that estimated the level of COVID-19 transmission under various school reopening scenarios and mitigation strategies.

Jul06

Using Data from Schools and Child Welfare Agencies to Predict Near-Term Academic Risks

The REL recently conducted a study using data from Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Propel Schools charter network, and the Allegheny Department of Human Services to learn more about predicting students with near-term academic risks. Read more…

Jun23

Considerations for Reopening Pennsylvania's Schools

Informed by research developed in partnership with the REL, Pennsylvania is the first state to have its reopening guidance consider evidence-based modeling of the relative effects of mitigation strategies on the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

Jun9

Tips for Supporting Elementary Writing Skills at Home

Learn tips to help families and caregivers support children's elementary writing skills at home.

Latest from the REL Mid-Atlantic Blog:

Reopening Schools While Mitigating COVID-19’s Spread: How Many Days Should Students Attend?
In the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, we look at how to reopen school buildings without creating undue risk of a spike in COVID-19 infections.

Going the Distance: Online Strategies for Helping Students with Disabilities
The swift and unexpected change to online and distance learning forced educators to rely on different—and sometimes new—approaches to support students.

Instruction in the Age of COVID-19: Exploring the Evidence on Remote Learning
In the age of COVID-19, with school buildings closed, we need to ask: When kids have to be at home, what are the best remote learning strategies available—with or without the Internet, web enabled devices, and comprehensive educational supports?

Read our latest and past blog posts.

Featured Infographics and
Fact Sheets

Featured Video

Learning remotely in the age of COVID-19: Lessons from evidence and concerns for equity webinar

Ask A REL

Ask A REL is a collaborative reference desk service provided by the ten RELs and functions much in the same way as a technical reference library.

Works in Progress

teacher working with students

Learn more about the research projects currently underway.