Prekindergarten Research Alliances

The REL Southwest carries out much of its work through innovative research alliances. These alliances bring together educators, policymakers, researchers, and others to assist states and schools in using data and research evidence to address high-priority education needs. Two of our research alliances focus on the priority area of early childhood education.


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Arkansas Prekindergarten Research Alliance

This alliance seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of the state’s prekindergarten programs by identifying and examining high-quality programs and their impact on school readiness and grade 3 success.


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New Mexico Prekindergarten Research Alliance

This alliance seeks to provide data and evidence to inform prekindergarten policy and practice and the development and maintenance of a comprehensive statewide preK–12 data system.