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Our Work

Working in an officeAt REL Northeast & Islands, our work is driven by the education needs of our partners and stakeholders. We examine regional needs data and seek regular input from many sources, including our Governing Board, state and local education officials, regional education organizations, teacher and leader preparation programs, and other stakeholders committed to using and building research evidence to improve student outcomes across the region.

Currently, our work focuses on four regional education priorities:

We conduct our work primarily through researcher-practitioner partnerships that develop research agendas to address high-leverage needs within these four priorities. While this work responds to our local partners’ needs for research and evidence to inform policy and practice, we design our activities to benefit practitioners and policymakers across the country and to contribute to broader bodies of scholarly work and policy debates.

Our partnership activities include: