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SEDL Insights Building Supportive Relationships in Afterschool
Afterschool programs can help students develop knowledge to enhance academic success while also providing them with opportunities to develop social and problem-solving skills. Positive relationships with school-day personnel, families, community members, and between and among program staff and students help these programs thrive. The latest issue of SEDL Insights explores how afterschool leaders and staff can develop stronger relationships with the different partners who are invested in their program.
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REL Southeast Webinar


REL Southeast Webinar on Effective Text Structure Instruction for Grade 2

The Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast is hosting the bridge event webinar Effective Text Structure Instruction for Grade 2. This webinar will be led by Dr. Joanna Williams and Dr. Lisa S. Pao of Teachers College, Columbia University. The webinar takes place on Friday, May 16, 2014, 9–10 a.m. (CDT) and is free and open to the public.

Afterschool Training Toolkits

Afterschool Training Toolkit

The Afterschool Training Toolkit provides research-based practices, sample lessons, video examples, and resources to support academic enrichment in afterschool. This resource helps afterschool program directors and instructors build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that not only engage students but also extend their knowledge in new ways and increase academic achievement.

Mueller LiveWire


An article in the Mueller LiveWire newsletter features SEDL president and CEO Wes Hoover. In the article, Dr. Hoover discusses SEDL’s work and how the location of the Austin, Texas, headquarters building fits SEDL’s mission and supports both the staff and the green-building design standards of the Mueller development, located at the site of Austin’s former airport.

The Newton Citizen

The Newton Citizen, of Newton County, Georgia, published an article highlighting an education summit held by the Newton County School System (NCSS) to encourage parents to “learn more about the school system, share ideas, and also receive helpful tips for parents to help their students be more successful in school,” according to NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. The article referred to a SEDL study showing that parental participation helps students succeed.

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SEDL has openings for up to two research assistants in our Research and Evaluation department. We also have an opening for a program associate specializing in school improvement and English learners in our REL Southwest. For more information and to apply for these jobs, visit the careers section of our website.

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