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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 14, 2016
Join the Urban School Improvement Alliance in the conversation on using data to inform district and school discipline policies.
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.
May 4, 2016
This Bridge Event engaged practitioners in an examination of the research on educator workforce preparation 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.
December 8, 2015
This webinar presents current research demonstrating the importance of language proficiency for math learning among English learner students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 2015
This webinar presented two new studies supported by research alliances at REL Northeast & Islands and REL Mid-Atlantic.
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.
November 24, 2014
This webinar explores recommendations essential to the enculturation of data use in a school or district.
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.
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.
October 23, 2014
This daylong event examined successes and challenges related to the implementation of teacher evaluation systems.
October 10, 2014
This webinar explored a framework for using data systematically and rigorously to inform education decision-making in support of student retention.
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.
May 7, 2014
NRDRA reviewed research-based strategies to support students and families living in rural poverty in this Bridge Event Webinar.
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.
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.
December 12, 2013
This Bridge Webinar addressed the implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support model for ELLs in general and special education.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?