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Blog: Reaching, Teaching, and Empowering Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read an interview with leaders of the Parent Institute for Quality Education, a family engagement and empowerment organization in California.


Blog: Supporting Students' College, Career, and Life Readiness During COVID-19 at Flagstaff High School

Learn how leaders at Flagstaff High school in Arizona are continuing to support students’ postsecondary plans during the COVID-19 pandemic – from the back of a vintage VW van.


Webinar Archive: Engaging Parents and Students from Diverse Populations in the Context of Distance Learning

Hear from researchers and practitioners about promising practices to engage students and their families during school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


A message from our director: REL West’s COVID-19 response

Our REL West Director provides an update about how REL West is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Blog: Preventing Students from Dropping Out During COVID-19 School Closures

REL West’s BethAnn Berliner discusses students vulnerable to dropping out with Dr. Russell W. Rumberger, one of the nation’s leading dropout prevention scholars.


Webinar Archive: Strategies for Districts to Support Self-Care for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar shared strategies for school and district leaders to support teachers' self-care, with a focus on disruptions and stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Resources Memo: Where can teachers, caregivers, and parents find free digital resources to support early math learning?

Access digital games, handouts, and ideas for teaching foundational math skills during everyday activities.


COVID-19 Resources Memo: How can educators engage families in at-home learning and provide support to them during these challenging times?

Find resources for at-home learning and family engagement, as well as other helpful messages to share.


COVID-19 Resources Memo: How can districts promote a safe and secure digital learning environment?

Learn how educators and families can support student safety in three key areas.


Tools to support selection of evidence-based strategies

Download two new tools designed for education decisionmakers as they build their own and others’ knowledge about ESSA evidence requirements and consider research alongside local contexts to select appropriate interventions.


Updated Topic Pages

Resources on the REL West topic pages have been re-organized so you can find studies, events, and other resources grouped by key themes.


Blog: Improving Access to High-Quality Preschool in California's Central Valley

Read our update from the Central Valley Rural Education and Health Alliance about how REL West is supporting innovations in early childhood education.


Webinar: Language & Literacy Development in PreK–1st Grade: Words and More

Watch the second installment of our English Learner Webinar Series, focused on creating language and vocabulary-rich classroom environments that support the language development of young students.


Blog: How REL West is Helping One Arizona High School Focus on College and Career Readiness

Read about how Flagstaff High School, with the help of REL West, is transforming its culture and creating cross-sector partnerships to support students' postsecondary pursuits.


Blog: From the REL West Reference Desk: How an Ask-a-REL Memo Helped Teachers Understand Student Motivation

Read our REL West blog about how a recent Ask-a-REL submission originated and was shared by teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo.

REL West COVID-19 Resources

Looking for resources related to COVID-19? Access our special topic page with information on distance learning, cyber safety, and more.

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Learn more about the research projects currently underway.


Ask A REL is a collaborative reference desk service provided by the ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) and functions much in the same way as a technical reference library.