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Jill Marcus

How Can We Better Translate Education Research into Action?

Mon Oct 01 2018 by Jill Marcus, Research Assistant II, REL Northeast & Islands
Despite the growth in the number of education researcher-practitioner collaborations, gaps in knowledge remain about how to translate research into action effectively.

Dr. Pam Buffington

REL Reports Explore Calculating and Using Expenditure-to-Performance Ratios

Sun Jul 01 2018 by Dr. Pam Buffington, Rural Education Lead, REL Northeast & Islands
Like many government-funded entities, public school districts are increasingly asked to “do more with less.”

Dr. Kyle DeMeo Cook Dr. Karen Shakman

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

Fri Jun 01 2018 by Dr. Kyle DeMeo Cook, Research Associate, REL Northeast & Islands and Dr. Karen Shakman, Research Scientist, REL Northeast & Islands
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, Researcher, REL Northeast & Islands
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.

Dr. Julie Riordan

Technical Working Group Helps Keep REL Research Rigorous and Relevant

Thu Feb 01 2018 by Dr. Julie Riordan, Deputy Director, REL Northeast & Islands
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, Dissemination Manager
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.