REL Northeast & Islands serves nine states and territories: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vermont. To address the priorities and interests of these jurisdictions, REL Northeast & Islands works in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and others to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students.
REL Northeast & Islands works to bridge the worlds of education research and education practice. REL Northeast & Islands offers various supports to the collaborative research partnerships and other stakeholder groups in the Northeast & Islands region:
REL Northeast & Islands is administered by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), headquartered in Waltham, Mass., with support from the following partners:
- American Institutes for Research
- Center for Applied Linguistics
- Illumina Interactive
- New York University
- SOS Solutions
- SRI International
Director Jill Weber, M.S., M.B.A.
Jill Weber, M.S., M.B.A., is a vice president at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and director of REL Northeast & Islands. She has worked in the field of education since 1980 and has extensive expertise in educational leadership, policy development and analysis, assessment and accountability, educational technology and online learning, and curriculum development.
The REL Northeast & Islands Governing Board helps identify and prioritize the high-leverage education needs of the region; reviews research plans and training, coaching, and technical support products; and assists with outreach and dissemination efforts. Governing Board members include the education commissioners and secretaries from all nine REL Northeast & Islands jurisdictions and representatives of diverse stakeholder groups from across the region.