REL Northeast & Islands: Putting Research into Action
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands translates research to practice in partnership with policymakers and practitioners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vermont.
This webinar will present research-based language models for dual language learners in pre-kindergarten (preK), with a particular focus on models that incorporate the use of home languages.
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This webinar helped practitioners and policymakers better understand research on school-based programs that partner with communities and families to support students’ social and emotional learning (SEL).
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Teacher turnover is a problem across the United States, with about 17 percent of teachers leaving within the first five years in the profession. This turnover rate costs states and districts money and time, and negatively affects student outcomes.
Racial diversity has been increasing for decades in U.S. public schools, and students of color now account for 52 percent of total enrollment.
REL Northeast & Islands developed a series of three complementary guides that describe the survey research process educators can use to create, administer, and analyze their own surveys, in order to have data they need to inform policy and pedagogical decisions.
This guide shows states and districts how to use publicly available data about district-level expenditures and student academic performance to create six expenditure-to-performance ratios, a measure that is sometimes used as a proxy for school district efficiency. To learn more, see this recent blog post.