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REL Southwest partners with educators and policymakers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about REL Southwest.
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Sep 28

Encouraging Families to Visit a Literacy Website: A Randomized Study of the Impact of Email and Text Message Communications

Join us at the SREE Conference for a discussion of our study findings on the feasibility and effectiveness of using brief email and text messages to boost the number of families using Arkansas's Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.) website...
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Sep 18

Louisiana’s New Teacher Experience: Supporting Early Career Teachers

This REL Southwest video introduces Louisiana’s New Teacher Experience, an early-career teacher induction program. The video includes interviews with new teachers, professional learning coaches, and Louisiana Department of Education staff.
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Sep 01

Supporting School Leaders and Teachers to Implement Research-Based Early Learning Practices

This REL Southwest infographic describes how high-quality teacher-student interactions and play-based learning in early childhood education classrooms support students' academic success.
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Aug 03

Strategies to Support New Teachers in Louisiana

This REL Southwest infographic describes Louisiana's New Teacher Experience, a comprehensive induction program that integrates evidence-based practices to support and retain early career teachers.
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May 09

Developing Culturally Responsive Educators: Teacher Preparation, Job-Embedded Support, and Professional Educator Growth Systems for Schools Serving Indigenous Populations

This archived webinar highlights how the Santa Fe Indian School and REL Southwest aligned the school's educator evaluation system to the context of the New Mexico tribes and pueblos the school serves to develop culturally responsive educators.
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