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Schools Beating the Odds: Implications for Research and Practice

December 7, 2016

The Puerto Rico Research Alliance for Dropout Prevention hosted a virtual discussion of current research and practice on how “Beating the Odds” schools can be identified and the factors that contribute to their success in serving vulnerable populations.

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How Long Do English Learner Students Take to Reach English Proficiency?

December 1, 2016

The English Language Learners Alliance hosted a webinar exploring new REL Northeast & Islands research on patterns of English Learner students’ reclassification as English proficient.

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Helping Newcomer Students Succeed: Research on Programs and Practices

November 3, 2016

Join the English Language Learners Alliance for a daylong exploration of the research on the programs designed to meet the gaps in the educational backgrounds of newcomer students and strategies to support their academic and social growth.

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Research in Brief Series: NEERA Research and Practice in Educator Evaluation

November 1, 2016

Join the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance for a series of three 30-minute webinars that will explore published alliance research studies related to educator evaluation.

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School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning: Research, Regional Challenges, and Policy Implications

October 18, 2016

This daylong conference explored the research on—and policy implications of—the effects of poverty, stress, and violence on children’s social and emotional development, student academic performance, and school climate.

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Perspectives on the Current Landscape of Competency-Based Learning Research

October 6, 2016

The Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (NCCRA) hosted this practitioner, and policymaker discussion on competency-based learning in New England and beyond.

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Social and Behavioral Readiness for Kindergarten: Research and State-Level Perspectives

August 9, 2016

The Early Childhood Education Research Alliance (ECEA) leads a discussion of the development of social-emotional skills and their importance to children’s future success.

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Disciplinary Data Use and Research: Lessons from Syracuse

June 14, 2016

Join the Urban School Improvement Alliance in the conversation on using data to inform district and school discipline policies.

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Developing Culturally Responsive College and Career Readiness Literacy Skills

May 10, 2016

This webinar explored the link between literacy and success in higher education and the workforce, with a focus on the US Virgin Islands.

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Educator Preparation Roundtable: Research, Regional Challenges, and Implications for Policy

May 4, 2016

This Bridge Event engaged practitioners in an examination of the research on educator workforce preparation and implications for policy.

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Research Symposium: Rural Schools, Community Well-Being, and Implications for Policy

March 22, 2016

This daylong research symposium in Rensselaer, N.Y. examined the linkages between rural schools and community well-being and rural education as rural development. Rural education and development policy and its connection to the vitality of rural communities were actively explored through a keynote presentation and audience discussion.

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Mathematical Thinking and Communication: Access for English Learner Students

December 8, 2015

This webinar presents current research demonstrating the importance of language proficiency for math learning among English learner students.

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Leveraging Educator Evaluation to Transform Teaching and Learning

November 12, 2015

Learn about emerging research on newly implemented educator evaluation systems, the data they generate, and their potential to transform teaching and learning in districts and schools—moving beyond typical policy requirements.

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Coherent and Comprehensive Assessment Systems

October 15, 2015

This webinar explores how coherent comprehensive assessment systems with a range of assessment types can provide the right kinds of data at the right level of detail to help with decision making.

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What Are “High-Flying” Districts for English Learner Students?

October 13, 2015

This webinar, hosted by the English Language Learners Alliance (ELLA), presents an empirical approach to examining achievement among English learners using district-level growth using data from the ACCESS for ELLs assessment and other public sources.

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Designing Valid Bilingual Surveys in the Puerto Rico Context

October 8, 2015

At this in-person meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Anna Sandoval-Girón reviewed current best practice in creating valid bilingual surveys and using cognitive interviewing as a technique for validating survey items.

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A Northeast Region View of Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Implementation

August 17, 2015

Join the growing national and regional conversation about competency-based learning, a reform in which students must demonstrate mastery of content to earn credit and to graduate.

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Data Collection and Use: An Early Childhood Perspective

August 13, 2015

This webinar explores the use of child assessment data through a diverse panel of speakers discussing the report’s findings from research and state- and program-level perspectives.

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Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons from New Implementations in New Hampshire and Pittsburgh

June 3, 2015

This webinar presented two new studies supported by research alliances at REL Northeast & Islands and REL Mid-Atlantic. 

 

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Online Learning and Credit Recovery: What We Know from Research and Practice

May 27, 2015

This Bridge Event was designed to assist education stakeholders as they implement or consider policies and practices surrounding online learning and credit recovery.

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Using Data to Inform Instruction: Building the Capacity of Educators

November 24, 2014

This webinar explores recommendations essential to the enculturation of data use in a school or district. 

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Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School

November 6, 2014

This daylong event introduced an evidence-based resource to educational leaders to prepare them to address English learners’ unique needs — building language proficiency while learning complex content.

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High-Priority Rural Education Issues Symposium: Lessons from Research and Practice

October 30, 2014

The Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance hosted this daylong research symposium to engage practitioners and researchers in critical dialogue about priority issues in rural education.

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Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems: Examining Problems of Practice

October 23, 2014

This daylong event examined successes and challenges related to the implementation of teacher evaluation systems.

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Data-Informed Action for Dropout Prevention

October 10, 2014

This webinar explored a framework for using data systematically and rigorously to inform education decision-making in support of student retention.

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Engaging Families in the Assessment Process and Use of Data: An Early Childhood Example

August 12, 2014

This Bridge Event Webinar examined the strategies that the Research Program Partnership at the University of Kansas employs to promote the use of education data at multiple levels, particularly families.

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Students and Families Living in Rural Poverty: Research and Strategies for Educators

May 7, 2014

NRDRA reviewed research-based strategies to support students and families living in rural poverty in this Bridge Event Webinar.

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Proficiency- and Competency-Based Learning: Emerging Research on Implementation and Outcomes

May 5, 2014

This Bridge Webinar explored emerging research on proficiency- and competency-based learning and its implications for practice in states, districts, and schools.

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The "Long Now": Local Data in an Era of State Longitudinal Data Systems

April 30, 2014

USIA explored the potential and traps of longitudinal data systems; meeting FERPA requirements; and creating secure, private, and agile databases in this webinar.

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Toward a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Model for English Learners

December 12, 2013

This Bridge Webinar addressed the implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support model for ELLs in general and special education.

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Successful College Transition: Research, Policy, and Practice Perspectives in the USVI Context

November 6, 2013

The USVI Alliance hosted a cross-cutting Bridge Event drawing on two research bases—college student remediation and teacher preparation—as a basis for discussing increasing cooperation between USVI school districts and the University of the Virgin Islands.

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P–20–Work Integration: Viability, Experiences, and Challenges

October 18, 2013

The Puerto Rico Research Alliance for Dropout Prevention hosted this face-to-face Bridge Event to review research on P–20–Work integration during a conference of the Puerto Rico Council on Education Research.

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Academic Trajectories of English Language Learners and Former ELL Students: Implications for Policy and Practice

October 1, 2013

The English Language Learners Alliance hosted this Bridge Webinar to examine implications of changes in ELLs’ academic English proficiency and reclassification as fluent English proficient.

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Student Learning Objectives — Implementation and Measurement: Perspectives from Research, Policy, and Practice

September 18, 2013

The Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and the Northeast Comprehensive Center co-hosted this special face-to-face event in Framingham, Mass., to explore implementation of student learning objectives (SLOs).

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Organizational Learning and Data Use in Schools and Districts: Strategies for Improvement

July 24, 2013

Dr. Kara Finnigan explores a range of organizational learning challenges in schools and districts and ways to overcome them by involving staff in problem solving or looking outside the district altogether.

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21st Century Skills and the Common Core: Research and Practice Perspectives

June 12, 2013

Dr. Joan Herman says the two are linked: The Common Core State Standards all emphasize inquiry, problem-solving, and discourse analysis, and 21st century skills are essential for students to achieve the rigorous goals of the Common Core.

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Standards-Based Grading and Assessing Student Mastery of Content

May 30, 2013

What does research say about grading and graduation requirements within proficiency-based learning? This Bridge Webinar examined best practices and challenges of student assessment. 

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State Early Learning Standards: Lessons from Applying Implementation Research

April 24, 2013

What’s the research behind implementing early learning standards? This Bridge Webinar explored how states such as Connecticut are revising and implementing standards. 

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Using an Early Warning System to Drive Middle and High School Tiered Interventions to Promote College and Career Readiness for All Students

December 17, 2012

How can district leaders and practitioners apply research-based approaches to key components of an early warning system tool and implementation process?  That was the topic at this face-to-face Bridge Event hosted by REL-NEI’s US Virgin Islands College and Career Readiness Research Alliance.

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Early Warning Systems to Support Students at Risk of Dropping Out of High School

December 14, 2012

On December 14, 2012, REL-NEI’s Puerto Rico Research Alliance for Dropout Prevention hosted a Bridge Webinar to share with educators and policymakers research on key indicators for predicting high school graduation, as well as guidance on developing and implementing a robust early warning system. 

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English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards

November 28, 2012

What implications do the instructional shifts in the CCSS’s and the Next Generation Science Standards have for English learners? That was the topic of this Bridge Webinar hosted by REL-NEI’s English Language Learners Alliance.

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Tackling the Challenges of Budgeting and Finance in Rural Districts

November 9, 2012

How can rural schools and districts face challenges in budgeting and finance? Participants in this Bridge Event at EDC headquarters engaged with current research and learned strategies to collaboratively leverage resources across rural districts. Hosted by the Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance.

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The Data-Informed District: Research on Using Data to Inform Practice

September 20, 2012

How can you work data into the everyday work of a school? And into teacher practice? Supports such as alignment, principal leadership, technology, and collaboration are discussed in this Bridge Event hosted by REL-NEI’s Urban School Improvement Alliance

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College and Career Readiness: Secondary and Postsecondary Research Perspectives

August 30, 2012

REL-NEI’s Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance hosted this webinar that examined research on college and career readiness from both the secondary and postsecondary perspectives. 

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Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Assessment: Research, Policy, and Practice Perspectives

July 19, 2012

REL-NEI’s Early Childhood Education Research Alliance hosted this Bridge Event to present research, policymaking, and practitioner perspectives on early childhood assessments.

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Measuring Educator Effectiveness: Lessons from Research and Practice

June 28, 2012

REL-NEI’s Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance hosted a Bridge Event with practitioners and state education officials across New England to share lessons learned from developing and implementing educator evaluation systems.

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Using Online Courses to Expand Access to Algebra I: Research and Discussion

May 17, 2012

Two new studies funded by the Institute for Education Sciences explore the impact of an online Algebra I course on student achievement. REL-NEI’s Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance hosted a Bridge Event to discuss the findings.

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Performance-Based Teacher Evaluation in Five States: Implications for the NEI Region

April 23, 2012

REL-NEI’s Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance hosted a Bridge Event exploring characteristics of performance-based teacher evaluation systems and challenges to successfully developing and implementing them. What should systems measure? How can they help teachers improve?