Posted by Jill Weber on January 2, 2017Happy New Year from the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands!
Posted by Heidi Larson on December 27, 2016Are 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 . . .
Posted by Jill Bowdon on December 21, 2016What 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. . . .
Posted by Ashley Gaddis on December 16, 2016On 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 . . .
Posted by Joshua Cox on December 14, 2016On October 6, the Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (NCCRA) at REL Northeast & Islands and Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) hosted a . . .
Posted by Yinmei Wan on December 9, 2016Identifying beating-the-odds schools—schools that are performing better than expected given characteristics of the students enrolled—is an opportunity to uncover . . .
Posted by Heather Lavigne on November 28, 2016Anyone 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? . . .
Posted by Sheila Rodriguez on November 21, 2016As 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 . . .
Posted by Julie Riordan on November 15, 2016In our work at REL Northeast & Islands, we are often approached by stakeholders asking us “what will work” to help address a particular educational need or . . .
Posted by Caroline Parker on November 8, 2016How long does it take an English learner in US schools to learn English? Not surprisingly, there isn’t a simple answer to this question.A new REL Northeast & . . .
Posted by Jessica Bailey on October 20, 2016New, high-stakes educator evaluation systems have become increasingly popular in recent years; yet little is known about the link, if any, between evaluation ratings and . . .
Posted by Jill Weber on October 3, 2016With three months left in our five-year contract as REL Northeast & Islands at EDC, I look back with pride at all we have accomplished. Remember, the Regional . . .
Posted by Peter Tierney-Fife on September 30, 2016On October 13, I will represent REL Northeast & Islands at the 2016 Rural Education National Forum & 108th NREA Convention and Research Symposium at The Ohio . . .
Posted by Clare Irwin on September 6, 2016At REL Northeast & Islands, we are charged with helping states and districts in our region use data and analysis to inform education policy and practice with the . . .
Posted by Joshua Cox on August 24, 2016The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has released a new survey tool and guide that can help schools and districts measure student beliefs about, exposure to, and . . .
Posted by Julie Riordan on August 15, 2016In July, I joined nine Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) colleagues from across the country for a cross-REL presentation held at the annual meeting of the National Forum on Education Statistics (Forum) in Washington, D.C.
Posted by Karen Shakman on August 8, 2016REL Northeast & Islands has been partnering this year with three districts in our region to build their capacity to engage in continuous improvement (CI) to address priorities and solve problems.
Posted by Jessica Bailey on July 21, 2016As an educator, researcher, or someone interested in the field of education, have you ever wondered whether teachers are satisfied with their evaluation process? How . . .
Posted by Heidi Larson on July 6, 2016Since it formed in 2012, the Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands has been providing research to support rural school and district . . .
Posted by Susan Therriault on June 29, 2016The 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 . . .
Posted by Dana Ansel on June 7, 2016In recent years, members of the Governing Board for REL Northeast & Islands have observed similar challenges related to teacher preparation and discussed the . . .
Posted by Maria-Paz Avery on May 19, 2016Practitioners 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 . . .
Posted by Maria-Paz Avery on May 11, 2016A 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 . . .
Posted by Maria-Paz Avery on May 9, 2016The 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 . . .
Posted by Karen Shakman on March 15, 2016When the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance created its research agenda in 2012, its core planning group wanted to study educator evaluation not as an . . .
Posted by Claire Morgan on March 14, 2016The 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 . . .
Posted by Anthony Petrosino on March 11, 2016This has been another full year for the Urban School Improvement Alliance, and we are grateful for the support and engagement of our members. On behalf of our core . . .
Posted by Jacqueline Bourassa on February 29, 2016Over the past four years, the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance (ECEA) has grown from launching its core planning group (CPG) and agreeing on a research agenda . . .
Posted by Claire Morgan on February 29, 2016In 2015, the US Virgin Islands College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (USVI Alliance) continued to pursue its goal to support the USVI Department of Education . . .
Posted by Pam Buffington on February 26, 2016Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance (NRDRA) members and REL staff were deeply engaged during 2015 in projects that support rural education stakeholders’ use . . .
Posted by Joshua Cox on February 9, 2016As the New Year begins, my colleague Jessica Brett and I would like to take a moment to reflect on another productive year for the Northeast College and Career Readiness . . .
Posted by Susan Mundry on February 1, 2016The Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance had a busy year supporting its members with new research, convening stakeholders on topics of interest, and . . .
Posted by Jill Weber on January 20, 2016The end of the year is a time for reflection, and as REL Northeast & Islands at EDC approaches the final year of our five-year work cycle for the Department of . . .
Posted by Sarah Ryan on December 22, 2015One goal of the English Language Learners Alliance (ELLA) at REL Northeast & Islands is to use data to better understand English learner populations and to inform . . .
Posted by Karen Shakman on December 21, 2015One of the most challenging goals in education today is ensuring that every student in every classroom has access to a great teacher. Schools and districts in wealthy . . .
Posted by Claire Morgan on December 21, 2015REL Northeast & Islands participated in this year’s Puerto Rico’s Statistics Expo 2015 on October 9, which is World Statistics Day. The Expo was hosted by . . .
Posted by Andrew Seager on December 21, 2015What is a comprehensive strategy for moving from a zero-tolerance student discipline policy to one based in an approach that (1) involves victims, offenders, and the . . .
Posted by Jacqueline Zweig on November 2, 2015Since the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) published the REL Northeast & Islands report “Data Collection and Use in Early Childhood Education Programs: . . .
Posted by Maria-Paz Avery on November 2, 2015The REL Northeast & Islands Making Connections report “The Correlates of Academic Performance for English Language Learner Students in a New England District” . . .
Posted by Clare Irwin on October 23, 2015When the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance (ECEA) at REL Northeast & Islands first convened three years ago, the members created a research agenda to try . . .
Posted by Jacqueline Bourassa on September 28, 2015On July 30, the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance (ECEA) at REL Northeast & Islands and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)—one of . . .
Posted by Candice Bocala on August 17, 2015This past April, REL Northeast & Islands delivered two data-use workshops to more than 100 educators at the request of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and . . .
Posted by Natalie Lacireno-Paquet on July 23, 2015On June 24, 2015, New Hampshire Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry and Educator Effectiveness Lead Karen Soule provided the keynote address at the annual . . .
Posted by Heidi Larson on June 9, 2015
Posted by Julie Riordan on June 2, 2015Educator evaluation systems are undergoing radical transformation across the country, and the Northeast and Islands Region is no exception. As districts and schools . . .
Posted by Peggy Clements on May 13, 2015Over the past 15 years, the number of students enrolling in online courses has increased dramatically, and district and states realize that it will be important to . . .
Posted by Joshua Cox on April 16, 2015Published April 16, "Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Implementation" is the first REL Northeast & Islands publication stemming from . . .
Posted by Laura O'Dwyer on February 17, 2015Educators and evaluators often want to know how the characteristics of classrooms, schools, and districts are related to the academic outcomes of students. At the same . . .
Posted by Natalie Lacireno-Paquet on February 5, 2015In mid-October, I represented REL Northeast & Islands and our New Hampshire Educator Evaluation Implementation Study Team at the American Evaluation Association . . .
Posted by Caroline Parker on February 3, 2015In the study "Making Connections: The Correlates of Academic Performance for English Language Learners in a New England District," published by the Institute of . . .
Posted by Sarah Ryan on January 9, 2015While much of the attention to data-driven decision-making at the local level tends to focus on the practices of school and district staff, school board and school . . .
Posted by Maria-Paz Avery on January 5, 2015On November 6, 2014, the English Language Learners Alliance hosted a day-long Bridge Event featuring the Institute of Education Sciences Practice Guide Teaching . . .
Posted by Jenny Scala on December 3, 2014On October 10, 2014, REL Northeast & Islands conducted a workshop in Puerto Rico on how to select appropriate interventions for at-risk students. More than 60 . . .
Posted by Rebecca Carey on November 10, 2014Are you curious about how our research alliances formed? Check out this graphic representation of how researchers and practitioners came together to form long-term . . .
Posted by Jessica Bailey on October 27, 2014This Thursday, October 30, the Northeast Rural District Research Alliance (NRDRA) is excited to be hosting a Bridge Event and research symposium at Granite State . . .
Posted by Erin Stafford on October 24, 2014For the past two years, REL Northeast & Islands teams have been delivering customized data-use workshops to district and school-level audiences across the region. In . . .
Posted by Karen Shakman on October 22, 2014This is a big week in the Boston area for educator evaluation research and practice. The Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance at REL Northeast & . . .
Posted by Angela Pazzaglia on October 3, 2014The theme of this fall's Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference, held in Washington, DC, on Sept. 4–6, was "Common Ground for . . .
Posted by Julie Riordan on August 29, 2014I recently attended the National Forum on Education Statistics 2014 Summer Forum and NCES "STATS-DC" Data Conference in Washington DC, July 28–Aug. 1. The Forum . . .
Posted by Clare Irwin on July 21, 2014Early Childhood Education Research Alliance member Kathleen Paterson, consultant to Building Bright Futures, Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council, along . . .
Posted by Nancy Gerzon on July 10, 2014For the past two years, REL Northeast & Islands coaches have been delivering customized data-use workshops to district and school-level audiences across the region. . . .
Posted by Laura O'Dwyer on June 23, 2014This June, the Institute of Education Sciences published a new tool from the English Language Learners Research Alliance (ELLA): English Language Learner Program . . .
Posted by Clare Irwin on June 13, 2014Our Early Childhood Education Research Alliance's newly published Early Childhood Educator and Administrator Surveys were the focus of an EdWeek Early Years blog posted . . .
Posted by Natalie Lacireno-Paquet on May 27, 2014For the past two years, REL Northeast & Islands teams have been delivering customized data-use workshops to district and school-level audiences across the region. In . . .
Posted by Aubrey Scheopner Torres on May 15, 2014The Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (NCCRA) started hosting a Proficiency- and Competency-based Learning Researchers group almost a year ago, . . .
Posted by Karen Shakman on May 6, 2014At the Learning Forward New England conference on April 11 in Marlborough, MA, the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance support team—Susan Mundry and . . .
Posted by Claire Morgan on April 29, 2014We are pleased to learn about the usefulness of our recent publication on student learning objectives (SLOs) to the Oklahoma Department of Education. Oklahoma Assistant . . .
Posted by Pam Buffington on April 29, 2014The Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance (NRDRA) is hosting a webinar on May 7 to address a central question for rural school districts and educators: What does . . .
Posted by Aubrey Scheopner Torres on April 17, 2014NCCRA will host a webinar on May 5 exploring the latest research on proficiency- and competency-based learning (also known as P/CBL), a reform expected to increase high . . .
Posted by Rebecca Carey on April 15, 2014Join REL-NEI on May 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET as we welcome REL Southwest and REL West in a discussion about the affordances and challenges of different research alliance . . .
Posted by Shanna Russ on April 1, 2014REL Northeast and Islands and the Urban School Improvement Alliance have launched a new study on research and data use in school districts. The study will examine the . . .
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