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The ten RELs partner with educators and policymakers nationwide. REL work is change-oriented, supporting meaningful local, regional, or state decisions about education policies, programs, and practices designed to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about the REL Program.

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Event Joyful Literacy at School and at Home | Apr 02, 2024

Join REL West and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) for an engaging, joyful, and free, 60-minute webinar on how to support young children’s literacy development through culturally affirming, evidence-based instructional practices. In this...
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Event Strategies for Gaining Insight into Teacher Well-Being: A Webinar Workshop for School and Change Leaders (Part 2) | Mar 12, 2024

Date: March 12 (March 13 in Palau, Guam, CNMI, FSM, Marshall Islands) Time: 12 p.m. HST (7 a.m. Palau, 4 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. ET) Duration: 1 hour Description: Join REL Pacific for part 2 of an interactive webinar for school and change leaders on growing teacher...
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Changes in School Climate During COVID-19 in a Sample of Pennsylvania Schools

This REL Mid-Atlantic study assessed how school climate changed during the pandemic using data from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s school climate survey, and found an unexpected improvement in school climate during the year when much instruction...
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Stabilizing Subgroup Proficiency Results to Improve the Identification of Low-Performing Schools

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to identify schools with low-performing student subgroups for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) or Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI). Random differences between students’ true...
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The Louisiana Believe and Prepare Educator Preparation Reform: Findings from the Pilot and Early Implementation Years

Believe and Prepare is a teacher preparation reform implemented by the Louisiana Department of Education in collaboration with school systems and teacher preparation programs across the state. It was piloted in the 2014/15 school year and became mandatory...
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Supporting School Leaders and Teachers to Implement Research-Based Early Learning Practices
This infographic describes how high-quality teacher-student interactions and play-based learning in early childhood education support students' academic success. The infographic also provides an overview of how REL Southwest is working with the Oklahoma...

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