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Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning: Lessons from Early Implementation


Early Warning Systems: Massachusetts, Minnesota, and the State Role in Implementation

The creation of an early warning system (EWS) is an evidence-based strategy that districts and schools can use to both identify and subsequently support students at risk . . .

States, Districts, and Higher Ed Meet at REL Roundtable on Teacher Preparation

In recent years, members of the Governing Board for REL Northeast & Islands have observed similar challenges related to teacher preparation and discussed the . . .

Do You Need to Localize Research Findings to Your Own Context? Use the Discussion Tree Template

Practitioners and policymakers across our region often tell us that they struggle to make research and data from other states and districts relevant to their own . . .

English Learners and Data Gathering: Connecticut Revises Home Language Survey Guidance with REL Alliance Support

A major goal of the English Language Learners Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands at EDC is to build the capacity of its members to make research- and . . .

Review of Key 2015 Accomplishments for the English Language Learners Alliance

The English Language Learners Alliance (ELLA) had a busy year in 2015, completing two high-leverage projects in Connecticut. One project was a follow-up to work done . . .

REL Researchers Share Strategies for Educator Research Use at Annual SREE Conference

On March 4, at the annual spring conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) in Washington, D.C., a panel of researchers from three . . .

Urban District Research: How Much Do Teachers’ Evaluations and Professional Learning Align?

When the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance created its research agenda in 2012, its core planning group wanted to study educator evaluation not as an . . .

Puerto Rico Research Alliance for Dropout Prevention: Review of 2015 Accomplishments

The Puerto Rico Research Alliance for Dropout Prevention (PR Alliance) had a busy year pursuing its goal to support the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) and . . .