March 2019
REL Northeast & Island News, serving the New England states, New York, Puerto Rico, & the U.S. Virgin Islands
The REL Northeast & Islands newsletter features new resources designed to help educators and policymakers use data and research to improve student outcomes.

New Event

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Webinar: Financing Early Educator Preparation, Support, and Compensation: A Conversation About State Action Steps

March 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.
This upcoming webinar will explore findings and recommendations from the National Academies report “Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education.”


Blog Posts

Jill Marcus, blog writer

How Can We Better Translate Education Research into Action?

Learn how REL Northeast & Islands is working with practitioners to ensure research findings drive decision-making at state, district, school, and classroom levels.

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Sheila Rodriguez, blog writer

Partnership Project Supports New Data Coaches in Puerto Rico

Read about how the REL Northeast & Islands is supporting data coaches throughout Puerto Rico in their efforts to build a culture of data use among educators.

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New Infographic

Infographic: Identifying English Learners with Disabilities

Identifying English Learners with Disabilities

English learners are the fastest-growing group of students in U.S. schools. This infographic features three evidence-based recommendations to help educators identify English learners with disabilities. 

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Get Research-based Answers

Do you have a question about a particular education topic? Submit your query to Ask A REL to get a research-based answer. Explore a recent Ask A REL response related to family engagement strategies in high-need communities

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New from the Regional Education Laboratories

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REL Tools for Rural Practitioners

This new video from REL Central explores three tools from the Central, Midwest, and Northeast & Islands RELs to help educators address educational needs and improve outcomes for students in rural areas.

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New from Institute of Education Sciences

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Report: Dual Enrollment: Participation and Characteristics

This report is based on data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009.

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