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REL Midwest partners with educators and policymakers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about REL Midwest.
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You Are Welcome: Creating Safe & Supportive Schools

This documentary highlights efforts in Akron Public Schools to foster safe and supportive school environments, including participation in REL Midwest's MESA approach. MESA is designed to help a school leverage community-wide relationships and data to...
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From Classroom to Career: Work-Based Learning for Indiana’s Students

Educators in Indiana are using innovative approaches to work-based learning to help prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. This 30-minute documentary, produced by Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest and Ball State PBS in Muncie,...
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A Map of the Making Equitable Schools Audit Approach

This infographic highlights the stages and activities of the Making Equitable Schools Audit (MESA) approach for high schools.
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Empowering Young Readers by Using Assessment Data to Inform Evidence-Based Word Reading Skill Instruction

This resource features a set of flowcharts that can help Kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 educators identify student skill reading needs in phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency based on universal screening data.
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Introduction to the Data-Informed Leadership for Equity Partnership (REL Midwest)

This video provides an overview of the REL Midwest Data-Informed Leadership for Equity (DILE) partnership and how it supports district leadership in using data to foster student sense of belonging.
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Math Mindset: Transforming the Middle School Math Experience
Math engagement is a crucial building block for middle school learners to understand key concepts, which can help to prepare students for success in advanced math. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest created this 30-minute documentary in collaboration...

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This Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest video explores how educators can implement culturally and linguistically responsive practices in their literacy instruction. In the video, REL Midwest Technical Assistance Consultant Christina Grayson...

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