Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest at SEDL
REL Southwest Spotlight Vol. 4, No. 2: Summer 2016 // Vol. 4, No. 3 // Fall 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 support 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

Early Warning Systems for English Learners: Video Series and Webinars

View our new video series and webinars on the use of early warning systems to identify and support English learners at risk of falling behind academically or of dropping out.  See more

Focus: Texas: Building Educators' Capacity to Use Logic Models to Guide and Improve the Success of Programs and Policies

Through our logic model workshop series, we're helping Texas education leaders and policymakers better plan, implement, and evaluate programs and policies.  See more

News From the Field: Louisiana Workshop Unpacks Student Data Privacy Laws and Data Use for Culturally Relevant Instruction

More than 415 charter school educators attended our two-day workshop in New Orleans on student data privacy laws and culturally relevant instruction.  See more

Webinar Archive: Culturally Responsive Resources for Native Students

Did you miss our webinar on high-quality online resources to support culturally responsive instruction for Native students? The recorded webinar is now online.  See more

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Our Research Alliances

Upcoming Events
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  • Nov. 8: Webinar: Strengthening School Partnerships with Native Families and Communities (free)  Register
  • Dec. 7/8: Webinar: Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide for Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School (free)  Save the Date!

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Featured Resources
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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 Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. These labs provide applied research and evaluation, analytic technical support, and services and products to address pressing regional education needs, inform policy and practice, 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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REL Southwest
4700 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

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