Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest at SEDL
REL Southwest Spotlight Vol. 4, No. 2: Summer 2016 // Vol. 4, No. 2 // Summer 2016 //
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Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Working primarily through alliances, we collaborate with educators, policymakers, and others to conduct research and to promote the use of evidence and data to address high-priority education needs.

As always, we appreciate your interest and support as we strive to improve education outcomes for all children.

Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Ph.D., REL Southwest Director

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Our Work

Assessing the Role of Social-Emotional Learning Skills and School Climate in New Mexico Students' Successful Transition to High School

New Mexico has one of the nation's lowest high school graduation rates. Learn about our work in the state to help support students' successful transition to high school. Read more

Supporting High-Quality Professional Development for Oklahoma's Rural Teachers

Rural districts face significant challenges in providing teachers with high-quality professional development. Learn how we're working to help address this issue in Oklahoma. Read more

Overview of Our Research Studies by State

Interested in the research studies we're conducting in your state? Check out our new Studies In Progress page. Read more

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Our Research Alliances

News From the Field
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Upcoming Events
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  • Aug. 2: Bridge Event Webinar: Preschool to Kindergarten: Successfully Navigating the Transition (free)
  • Sep. 14: Bridge Event Workshop: Unlocking Key Challenges Facing Arkansas Schools, Little Rock, AR (free)  
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If you live in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas, we're here to answer your research-based questions about education policies, programs, and practices.

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About REL Southwest
REL Southwest is one of 10 Regional Educational Laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. These labs provide applied research and evaluation, analytic technical support, and services and products to address pressing regional education needs, inform practice and policy, and improve student outcomes.
Our Partners
  • Decision Information Resources Inc.
  • Empirical Education Inc.
  • Gibson Consulting Group
  • Mike Puma Associates
  • RAND Education
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The REL Southwest Spotlight e-bulletin was developed under Contract ED-IES-12-C-0012 from the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. The content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of IES or the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

Questions or comments should be directed to:
REL Southwest
4700 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

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