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Letter from the Director: One REL Wraps Up, A New One Begins

Happy New Year from the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands! For the past five years, we at REL Northeast & Islands at EDC have valued the . . .
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REL Northeast & Islands Promotes Collaboration and Coordination Among Regional and National Technical Assistance Providers

Are you a district leader looking for help in understanding the implications of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on your district’s policies and practices? Are . . .
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REL Northeast & Islands Supports US Virgin Islands Discussion of Digital Literacy for Career Readiness

What is digital literacy? The term might bring coding or software to mind, but digital literacy is much more than knowing or understanding any specific computer program. . . .
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REL Researcher Featured on Live EdWeek Online Chat

On Monday, December 19, from 2 to 3 pm ET, REL Northeast & Islands researcher Heather Lavigne will be a featured guest on an Education Week online chat, “The . . .
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REL Symposium Tackles Gaps and Challenges in Competency-Based Learning Research

On October 6, the Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (NCCRA) at REL Northeast & Islands and Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) hosted a . . .
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New REL Study Compares Two Approaches for Identifying Beating-the-Odds High Schools in Puerto Rico

Identifying beating-the-odds schools—schools that are performing better than expected given characteristics of the students enrolled—is an opportunity to uncover . . .
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Principals Spend Nearly 60 Hours a Week on Work, REL Study Finds

Anyone who has spent a fair amount of time around schools knows that a principal’s work is never done. But how many hours do they actually spend each week on the job? . . .
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The Logic Model Workshop: Building the Capacity of Alliance Members and Others for Effective Program Design and Evaluation

As REL Northeast & Islands at EDC began its work with research alliances in 2012, our staff soon discovered that many district- and state-based alliance members . . .