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Regional Educational Lab (REL) Northwest partners with key stakeholders in to develop evidence that can inform consequential decisions about policy, programs, and practice. Key stakeholders include organizations with decision-making authority and the ability to influence education policy and practice, such as state and local education agencies, school boards, institutes of higher education, and student, family, and community organizations. RELs partner with these organizations on applied research and development; training, coaching and technical supports; and dissemination. Click here to learn more about the REL Program.


Alaska Trauma-Engaged Schools Partnership
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Kindergarten Readiness
Improving Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Rural and Remote Schools
Montana Evidence-Based Literacy Practices
Portland High School Graduation Partnership
Rural Alliance for Blended Learning
Seattle Equity-Focused, Anti-Racist Research Partnership
Supporting Students' Social and Emotional Learning After COVID-19
Tribal History Curriculum Evaluation and Scaling


REL Northwest is led by WestEd with support from the following partners:

  • Marzano Research
  • Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Analytica, Inc.

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The REL Governing Board helps REL Northwest prioritize the education needs of the region, provides strategic guidance on REL work to maximize local effectiveness, and leverages members’ regional networks to amplify and disseminate REL products. REL Northwest Governing Board members represent diverse expertise and experience.

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