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Spotlight on Services: REL Reference Desk (05/31/2017)
Do you wish you had easy access to a reference desk librarian who could answer your research questions about education policies, programs, and practices? You do! REL Southwest provides this support at no charge.
REL Southwest Welcomes New Director and Governing Board Members, Tours Hynes Charter School in New Orleans (06/15/2016)
REL Southwest held its Spring Governing Board meeting in New Orleans on May 24, 2016. Members also toured award-winning Edward Hynes Charter School. Two new members joined the Governing Board: Dr. Kenneth Heydrick and Dr. Brian Riedlinger. We also thanked outgoing REL Southwest director, Vicki Dimock, Ph.D., for her leadership over the past four years and welcomed new director, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Ph.D.
New Online Ask REL Southwest Archive (11/04/2015)
Many of you have submitted questions about education policies, programs, and practices to our Ask REL Southwest reference desk service—and now our responses to selected queries are available online. The responses include reference citations and information referrals. We'll be adding more responses over the next few months, so check back to see what's new.
AIR seeking principals to participate in paid interviews on school crime & safety survey (01/20/2015)
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is looking for school principals or other school personnel who are “most knowledgeable about school crime and policies to provide a safe environment” to participate in short interview sessions to help us understand how they interpret survey questions on school crime and safety for an important Department of Education study.
Principals in OK and TX Receive Terrel Bell Award (12/18/2014)
In a ceremony on November 21, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized eight Blue Ribbon principals—including three from the REL Southwest Region—as Terrel H. Bell Award recipients. Named for a former secretary of education, this award honors school leaders who promote excellence in their schools, teachers, and students. We want to congratulate the winners for their outstanding achievement.
In a list of 2014 "Beating the Odds" Schools, Newsweek recognized Byng High School, in southeastern rural Oklahoma, as one of the top 500 schools in the nation for low-income students. In compiling the list, Newsweek ranked schools that performed better than statistically expected, given students' level of poverty, in preparing students for college.
Alliance member Darrell Kruger receives National Geographic Society Certificate of Appreciation Award (08/06/2014)
Darrell Kruger, dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation Award from the National Geographic Society. Kruger is a member of REL Southwest's Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance.
REL Southwest Holds Spring Governing Board Meeting (05/16/2014)
The REL Southwest held its Spring Governing Board meeting on May 2, 2014, in Little Rock, AR. The board members received updates on our current work and provided input and feedback.
Technical Working Group Meets (05/05/2014)
REL Southwest hosted the members of our Technical Working Group (TWG) at SEDL Headquarters in Austin, TX, on April 29, 2014. The TWG consists of four external experts who provide guidance and feedback on our research to ensure it meets the highest level of quality.
Follow Us on Twitter! (02/20/2014)
REL Southwest is pleased to announce that we have joined Twitter. Follow @relsouthwest to learn about our latest events, news, and resources. And please send us your thoughts about how we can support the data and research needs of educators in our region. We look forward to connecting with you!
The U.S. Department of Education announced it is no longer operating the Doing What Works website. However, the Department's What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) continues to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. The staff at WWC review high-quality research on programs, practices, and policies to answer the question, What works in education?
REL Southwest researchers Brenda Arellano and Shana Shaw, along with SEDL researcher Jason LaTurner, will present a Think Tank session on assessing the effectiveness of educator evaluation systems at the American Evaluation Association's 2013 conference in Washington, DC, on Oct. 16–19. The session will provide an overview of current teacher evaluation systems, how metaevaluations can be applied to the systems, and the issues and challenges surrounding evaluating the effectiveness of such systems.
New ERIC Website and Features Announced (08/21/2013)
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) website has a new look and will be adding new features and improvements throughout the fall. ERIC is an online library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education.