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REL Central partners with educators and policymakers in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about REL Central.
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Feb 15

Supporting a More Diverse Teacher Workforce: Research and Promising Approaches: Efforts in Colorado

Join REL Central and its partners at the Colorado Department of Education on February 15 from 1:30-3:00 EST to learn more about teacher diversity in Colorado, teacher diversity trends nationwide, the student-teacher diversity gap at national, state, and...
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Dec 21

Understand Your Program’s Effectiveness with the Program Evaluation Toolkit

REL Central’s Program Evaluation Toolkit includes a series of eight learning modules that begin at the planning stages of an evaluation and progress to sharing your findings with stakeholders (
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Sep 01

Variations in District Strategies for Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented and abrupt stoppage of in-person learning in schools across the country. State education agency leaders in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming needed information on proposed strategies...
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Jul 21

Examination of the Validity and Reliability of the Kansas Clinical Assessment Tool

Although national assessments for evaluating teacher candidates are available, some state education agencies and education preparation programs have developed their own assessments. These locally developed assessments are based on observations of teaching...
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May 24

Understanding Access to and Participation in Dual Enrollment by Locale and Income Level

By providing students with an opportunity to take college courses and earn college credits while in high school, dual enrollment programs effectively increase college access, enrollment, and degree attainment. Such programs might be particularly beneficial...
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Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool
The Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool is designed to identify and improve data use skills among early childhood education (ECE) program staff so they can better use data to inform, plan, monitor, and make decisions for instruction and program improvement...

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