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Cultivating and celebrating Black students’ strengths: “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave”

By Jameela Conway-Turner and Kyle Fagan | June 27, 2019

A recent Wisconsin conference drew on REL Midwest research to promote promising practices for cultivating and celebrating the strengths of Black students.

 

The power of centering equity in social and emotional learning

By Joni Wackwitz | June 27, 2019

A recent REL Midwest webinar explored the intersections between equity and social and emotional development and showcased practices to promote equitable SEL.

 

Building the capacity of school boards to support Black student achievement and close opportunity gaps

By Joni Wackwitz | February 14, 2019

School boards can play a critical role in closing opportunity and achievement gaps. Learn how REL Midwest is working to build the capacity of Wisconsin board members to support Black students.

 

Infographic: Integrating a focus on equity into social and emotional learning

January 17, 2019

This infographic highlights strategies for grounding social and emotional learning in a focus on equity to help all children reach their full potential.

 

Connecting across contexts: Promising practices to support Black students

By Marguerite Huber | September 21, 2018

Learn how REL Midwest’s new research review and video on promising practices for supporting Black students are sparking interest across the region.

 

How can we increase quality educational opportunities for Black students? Conduct a gap analysis

Cora Goldston | July 5, 2018

REL Midwest’s infographic explains how educators can conduct a gap analysis to compare current policies and practices with research on improving educational outcomes among Black students.

 

Resource roundup: Summer learning

Joni Wackwitz | June 22, 2018

Grab a cold drink, find a comfortable spot in the sun, and browse our roundup of high-quality resources on summer learning from across the REL network.

 

What is leadership coaching? How REL Midwest is supporting state strategic plans

Cora Goldston | June 22, 2018

REL Midwest conducts coaching to help state education agency leaders navigate change. Learn more about this service and how REL Midwest is helping one agency accomplish its strategic goals.

 

Video: Supporting Black students’ excellence

June 22, 2018

Teachers and administrators in Wisconsin’s Racine Unified School District are implementing several strategies to improve educational outcomes for Black students.

 

Ask A REL resource roundup

Marguerite Huber | March 22, 2018

Look no further than the Ask A REL reference desk for your education research questions. Check out this compilation of our most recent Ask A REL responses across a variety of topics.

 

Research alliances: Structures for collaboration

Marguerite Huber | January 26, 2018

REL Midwest is committed to using research in education. Our new video highlights the role practitioners play in driving REL Midwest research activities and describes our research alliance structure.

 

Culturally responsive practices bring educators together

Marguerite Huber | January 26, 2018

REL Midwest and a regional education agency in Wisconsin convened educators to learn more about the research on culturally responsive practices to help schools improve educational outcomes for Black students.

 

Resource roundup: Improving outcomes for students of color

Cora Goldston | January 26, 2018

Want more information on how to better support students of color? We have rounded up high-quality resources on the topic, including research reports, infographics, and webinars.

 

Top 7 facts about REL Midwest in 2017

Meredith Lukow | November 20, 2017

For a by-the-numbers overview of the year, check out these top facts you should know about Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest’s work in 2017.

 

A year of work toward closing the achievement gap

Marguerite Huber | November 8, 2017

The Midwest Achievement Gap Research Alliance has had a busy first year of work, including an environmental scan, a literature review, and an in-person event.

 

Cultural awareness in the classroom: American Indian education and cultural competency

Sarah Rand | September 27, 2017

This post features programs implemented by the Office of Indian Education at the Minnesota Department of Education that are aiming to improve educators’ cultural competence when educating American Indian students.

 

Culturally responsive instruction: Best practices and supports

Cora Goldston | September 19, 2017

This is the second article in a three-part blog series. In this series, Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest takes an...

 

Cultural awareness in the classroom: Kennedy Elementary

Emily Kirkwood | September 8, 2017

In a three-part blog series, Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest takes an up-close look at cultural competency in education...

 

Meet the alliance member: Chrishirella Warthen-Sutton, Ph.D.

Joni Wackwitz | June 22, 2017

MAGRA member Chrishirella Warthen-Sutton, Ph.D., is the manager of the Office of Family and Community Engagement for the Racine Unified School District...

Task force asks successful educators to share insights about closing the achievement gap

Emily Kirkwood | June 22, 2017

The achievement gap, or the difference in academic performance among different groups of students, poses a significant problem to...

How will MAGRA tackle the achievement gap?

Emily Loney | June 22, 2017

MAGRA will launch two projects in 2017 that support Wisconsin DPI's continued efforts to close the Black–White achievement gap...

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