Through an extensive needs-assessment process, REL Northeast & Islands has identified four education issues that are of great concern across the region:
These regional priorities are closely aligned with the US Department of Education’s Blueprint for Reform. They reflect national and regional interest to make productive use of states’ increasingly sophisticated longitudinal data systems to expand understanding, build capacity, and drive decision-making.
Eight research alliances supported by REL Northeast & Islands address specific questions related to these regional priorities.
REL Northeast & Islands conducts ongoing and rigorous needs analysis with a broad range of education stakeholders to identify regional priorities. Activities that generate engagement and idea-sharing around regional needs include: