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Blog – Career Readiness

Building connections to support career readiness

By Cora Goldston | September 21, 2018

Dominique Bradley, the new partnership facilitator for the Midwest Career Readiness Research Alliance, is building bridges between state and local education staff to improve career readiness for all students.


Resource roundup: Supporting career readiness in rural schools

By Joni Wackwitz | September 21, 2018

We rounded up these career readiness resources from the REL Program and the College and Career Readiness and Success Center with rural educators in mind.


Supporting the creation of a postsecondary readiness indicator

Marguerite Huber | June 22, 2018

A group of technical assistance providers, including REL Midwest, offered expertise and resources to help the Iowa Department of Education develop its Every Student Succeeds Act postsecondary readiness indicator.


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.


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.


What predicts early college success in Indiana?

Marguerite Huber | March 7, 2018

REL Midwest assisted in understanding the early college success of students entering Indiana’s public two- and four-year colleges, with a specific focus on students receiving financial aid.


Personalized learning: Answering implementation questions

Cora Goldston | February 26, 2018

A new networked improvement community will examine the implementation of Personal Learning Plans for students’ postsecondary preparation.


Bringing a school counselor perspective to our career readiness work

Joni Wackwitz | February 26, 2018

The newest member of the Midwest Career Readiness Research Alliance, Leah Zimmerman, is a licensed school counselor who helps students chart their career paths amid the ever-changing world of work.


Developing future-ready students in rural areas

Marguerite Huber | February 26, 2018

Regional events help inform REL Midwest’s work around rural issues, particularly when it comes to ensuring that students graduate ready to enter the workforce.


Have you seen these recent career readiness resources?

Emily Kirkwood | February 26, 2018

You won’t want to miss these resources from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center focused on the education-to-workforce pipeline and REL Midwest on American Indian education.


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.


Education research resource roundup

Emily Kirkwood | November 8, 2017

In case you missed them, we compiled a list of REL Midwest reports and other resources that were published in 2017.


Policymaking in Indiana benefits from cross-agency data collaboration

Jim Lindsay | October 18, 2017

The Indiana Network of Knowledge (INK), part of the state’s Management Performance Hub, develops structures, rules, and processes for the state’s longitudinal data system. Using data from this system, REL Midwest partnered with INK to explore the relationship between financial aid and early college success for disadvantaged students.


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.


Career readiness resources and events

Claire Suh | August 24, 2017

A number of high–quality resources related to career readiness are available online. We curated the following resources, including...


Project takes deeper dive into World's Best Workforce plans

Emily Loney | August 23, 2017

REL Midwest is collaborating with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to do a 'deep dive' into district World's Best...

State liaison builds coalitions among researchers and local stakeholders

Claire Suh | August 23, 2017

For Taishya Adams, the Minnesota state liaison for Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest, the North Star State is familiar...

Meet the partnership facilitator: Jenny Scala

Cora Goldston | August 17, 2017

Jenny Scala may be new to the Midwest Career Readiness Research Alliance (MCRRA), but this isn't her first collaborative...

Meet the alliance member: Paula Palmer

Joni Wackwitz | August 17, 2017

Paula Palmer, a member of our Midwest Career Readiness Research Alliance (MCRRA), is the director of career and college success...


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