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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.