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How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers (November 14, 2018)
Research shows that good teachers are the most important ingredient that schools can provide to help students succeed. This is especially true for struggling schools. Now here's something we're realizing about our current education research: Too few educators feel that the research that the US government supports has a tangible impact on their work in the classroom. That's something that has to change.

A Look at the Factors that Influence Students' College Choice (November 14, 2018)
Factors that high school students reported as influences on their college choice are discussed in this Data Point using data from NCES's most recent secondary longitudinal cohort study (HSLS:09).

A Look at Reasons for Change of Educational Setting in High School  (November 13, 2018)
Reasons that high school students reported for transferring high schools or becoming homeschooled are discussed in this Data Point using data from NCES's most recent secondary longitudinal cohort study (HSLS:09).

REL Northeast & Islands Webinar: Family and Community Partnerships in Social and Emotional Learning Programs (November 12, 2018)
Join us on December 7 for evidence-based information on family and community partnerships in school-based social and emotional learning programs.

Military Service and Education Attainment Among 2002 High School Sophomores 8 Years After High School Graduation.  (November 8, 2018)
A new report from NCES examines high school students' entrance into military service up to 8 years after most graduated from high school, examining the timing of military service, the demographic and academic characteristics of those who served in the military, and the postsecondary experiences and outcomes of students with and without military service. This report uses data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002).

IES Announces New Career and Technical Education Research Network Lead (November 8, 2018)
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), with funding from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), has awarded a 5-year grant to the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to lead a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Network: Expanding the Evidence Base for Career and Technical Education.

REL Midwest Event: Screening of "Making It: Latino Students' Pathways to College" (November 8, 2018)
On November 14, REL Midwest will host a screening of a documentary on evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathway to a postsecondary education.

Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2017; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2017: First Look (Preliminary Data) (November 6, 2018)
This First Look presents preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2018 collection, which included four survey components: Enrollment for fall 2017; Finance for fiscal year 2017; data on employees in postsecondary education for Fall 2017; and data for Academic Libraries for fiscal year 2017.

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017-18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2016-17; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2016-17: First Look (Provisional Data) (November 6, 2018)
This First Look is a revised version of the preliminary report released on June 5, 2018. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2017 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2017-18 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year.