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Four Questions to Ask About Your Data: An Example from a Data Coaching Project with Boston Public Schools

Fri Jun 01 2018 by Kyle DeMeo Cook and Karen Shakman
As part of our mission to advance the use of data in educational decision-making, REL Northeast & Islands provides customized training, coaching, and technical support to partners in the region seeking assistance with data use.

Dan Mello

Researcher-Stakeholder Engagement Guides Development of Tool to Improve Identification of English Learner Students

Tue May 01 2018 by Dan Mello
At REL Northeast & Islands, we are charged by the Institute of Education Sciences to work with educators, school leaders, policymakers, and others to use data and evidence to improve student outcomes. In doing this, we are encouraged—in fact, required—to work in close partnership with regional stakeholders to ensure the research we conduct and the training and technical support we offer are of use and relevant to practitioners in our communities.

Clare Irwin

Research Partnership Looks at Universal PreK Enrollment Patterns in Vermont

Sun Apr 01 2018 by Clare Irwin
Decades of research have shown that participation in high-quality prekindergarten (preK) is associated with better outcomes for young children. Supported by the evidence base, overall state funding for preK programs increased by 47 percent nationwide over the last five years.

Candice Bocala

Research Agenda Workshops Help Alliances and Partnerships Zero In on Research Needs and Questions

Thu Mar 01 2018 by Candice Bocala
REL Northeast & Islands is coordinating 10 research partnerships and alliances, each focused on one of four high-priority areas: (1) early childhood education and school readiness; (2) college and career readiness; (3) professional development and teacher preparation for effective instruction; and (4) educational equity for access and attainment.

Julie Riordan

Technical Working Group Helps Keep REL Research Rigorous and Relevant

Thu Feb 01 2018 by Julie Riordan
At REL Northeast & Islands, one of our most important jobs is to ensure that the research we develop and use in partnership with our stakeholders is rigorous and relevant. Our applied research studies must be methodologically sound, and our training, coaching, and technical support projects must be informed by current and credible research. Additionally, we want our projects to meet local needs and contribute to broader conversations about critical challenges facing U.S. schools.

Ashley Gaddis

Collaborative Webinar Focuses on Managing Student Data in Times of Crisis

Mon Jan 01 2018 by Ashley Gaddis
On December 18, 2017, REL Northeast & Islands collaborated with three federally funded technical assistance programs to present a public webinar that explored how state education agencies (SEAs) and local school districts can manage student data in times of crisis.