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REL Southwest Screen shot New Resources from the REL Southwest at SEDL

The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest at SEDL and its partners are conducting groundbreaking work using data and research evidence to tackle critical education issues in the service region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. New resources are available to help educators keep abreast of the progress of the REL Southwest’s work. The recently launched website includes information about research alliances and upcoming events. The inaugural issue of REL Southwest Spotlight e-bulletin highlights the work of SEDL’s Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest. Subscribe to the REL Southwest Spotlight to receive updates on the progress of our work and the insights we gain.



The Problem with Math Is English: A Chat with the Author

Are you looking for approaches to teaching math content that will improve students’ understanding of math? Join the Center for High-Performing Schools at SEDL for a complimentary webinar with Concepción “Como” Molina, author of the book The Problem with Math Is English: A Language-Focused Approach to Helping All Students Develop a Deeper Understanding of Mathematics. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with Dr. Molina, experience a deeper, conceptual understanding of math topics, and learn about instructional strategies to help students attain a deeper level of math knowledge. The webinar will take place on August 8, 1:00–2:00 p.m. (CDT).

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Cost-Effective College and Career Readiness Programs

A recent report completed by SEDL’s Southeast Comprehensive Center provides information about cost-effective college and career readiness programs. The report examines the purpose, goals, and principles of each program; implementation timeline; costs to implement and maintain; and evaluation results. The report finds that program impact varied by the level of student preparation. In addition, although some programs reviewed are not available for purchase, they do provide important information to be considered as state decision makers review all aspects of improving their students’ readiness for college and career choices. The report is available on the SECC website (downloads as pdf).

REL Southeast workshop announcement


Our Common Core State Standard videos site was mentioned in Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools and Resources, a publication by the Council of Chief State School Officers. The publication provides a list of tools and resources to help educators implement Common Core State Standards.

REL Southeast workshop announcement


Project director Kathleen Murphy is one of the coauthors of the article, “Moving Employment Research into Practice: Knowledge and Application of Evidence-Based Practices by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Staff.” The article summarizes the results of the first round of data collection on barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence-based practices by staff of state vocational rehabilitation agencies. It was published in Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, volume 39, number 1 (subscription required).

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Are you interested in improving education? We’re looking for an education researcher to join our research and evaluation team and assist with randomized controlled trials. Visit our website to learn more.

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