Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest at SEDL
REL Southwest Spotlight Vol. 5, No. 1: Spring 2017 // Vol. 5, No. 1 // Spring 2017 //
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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.

This year, we look forward to sharing with you the results of more than 15 research studies, culminating from our work over the past four years. 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

Opportunities to Improve Early Learning Under ESSA: Q&A With Janice Keizer

Janice Keizer, liaison for our prekindergarten research alliances, discusses ways that states can promote early learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). See more

Webinar Recap and Archive: Strengthening School Partnerships With Native Families and Communities

Did you miss our webinar on high-quality resources for engaging Native families and communities? Read the recap of the event and view the recorded webinar.  See more

Resource Roundup: Engaging Native Families and Communities

Learn more about our resources, events, and projects to support Native students, families, and communities in New Mexico and Oklahoma. See more

REL Southwest and the Texas Comprehensive Center Showcase Their Work at the 2017 TASA Midwinter Conference

We joined with the Texas Comprehensive Center to showcase our work at the 2017 Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Midwinter Conference.  See more

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Our Research Alliances

Upcoming Events
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  • Mar. 21: Webinar: Leading the Way: How States Are Addressing Early Learning Under ESSA (free)  Register
  • Jul. 9–11: 2017 National Principals Conference, Philadelphia, PA (two REL Southwest presentations)  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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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.

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REL Southwest
4700 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

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