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Regional Educational Laboratory Program

The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) work in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and others to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students. Fundamentally, the mission of the RELs is to provide support for a more evidence-reliant education system.

Teacher workforce retirements by 2024 across California's 58 counties  (Oct 19) 
Higher proportions of teachers are projected to retire in the state's more rural northern and eastern counties than in and around the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Sacramento, Orange County/Los Angeles, and Fresno. 
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Patterns in Teacher Evaluation Ratings by Race, Age, and Gender  (Oct 18) 
This descriptive study from REL Northeast & Islands focused on a large, urban district and found meaningful differences in teacher evaluation ratings by age, race, and gender. 
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Education Management Information Systems in the Federated States of Micronesia  (Oct 18) 
REL Pacific has released four studies that examined the quality of the education management information systems in the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap, Federated States of Micronesia.  
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Relationship between students' English language proficiency assessment scores and performance on academic content tests  (Oct 13) 
This REL West study provides initial evidence on the likely level of English proficiency needed to pass subsequent math and English language arts academic content tests in Arizona and Nevada and how these levels differ by grade. 
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How long do English learner students in New York City public schools take to reach English proficiency?  (Oct 13) 
REL Northeast and Islands examined how long English learner students in New York City public schools take to become reclassified as English proficient and whether time to reclassification was longer or shorter based on student characteristics. 
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REL events: The Regional Educational Laboratories are engaged in major dissemination efforts across their regions to share the latest findings from IES evaluations and reviews of "what works" to improve educational outcomes. The REL events are innovative, interactive forums with education practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

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News From The Regional Educational Laboratories:

The Early Warning Systems Learning Series
An important part of keeping students on track for graduation and postsecondary success is to identify and address problems before they grow into major obstacles. For that reason, many schools and school systems are implementing Early Warning Systems. These systems use a wide range of data to identify students that are at risk, allowing educators to provide timely interventions and supports. Read more.

REL Reports

IES distributes the research and technical assistance products of the Regional Educational Laboratories widely so that education practitioners throughout the United States can benefit from them. These products are peer reviewed for technical soundness, readability, and relevance to the concerns of education practitioners. In 2015, the RELs released 49 reports. For more information, click here.

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