SEDL Monthly

Staff watching a webinarSupporting Employees With Cancer
Many employers are looking for ways to help employees with cancer and their colleagues maintain a productive and supportive workplace environment. To address these issues, the Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Center is holding a webinar on cancer and employment concerns. This training will help managers, supervisors, and human resource professionals learn more about cancer-related workplace issues and recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The webinar takes place on July 23, 2–3 p.m. CDT.
Register online.

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle SchoolSpecial Event: Free Conference on Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners
On July 22, the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest is hosting a conference on improving English language academic instruction. The conference will focus on the four recommendations in the new What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School. Participants will engage with nationally recognized researchers and practitioners while exploring effective strategies for English language academic instruction—all in the beautiful setting of the San Antonio River Walk.

Registration is limited, and people who are interested in attending are encouraged to sign up while space is still available. Register online.

Early Numeracy


Early Numeracy: Math and the Young Child

The Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast is hosting a free research-to-practice bridge event on early numeracy. Dr. Nancy C. Jordan, professor at the University of Delaware; Dr. Sharon M. Carver, director of Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School; and Mary Ruzga of the South Carolina Department of Education will be presenting. The event takes place in Charleston, South Carolina, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on June 20. Register online.

Support for School Improvement Grant Districts and Schools

Support for School Improvement Grant Districts and Schools

The Southeast Comprehensive Center recently completed a report about how states support School Improvement Grant districts and schools. The report provides information regarding the types of state-based support provided, including online training and in-person coaching, professional development on leadership and other topics, and use of web-based school improvement tools.

Anchorage Daily News


SEDL’s work on family engagement is cited in an Anchorage Daily News article on the impact of charter and alternative schools on traditional school districts.

Picture of SEDL headquarters


SEDL has an opening for a program associate specializing in school improvement and English learners in our REL Southwest. For more information and to apply for this job, visit the careers section of our website.

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