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Download SEDL InsightsLaying the Groundwork for Lasting Family Engagement
Family engagement is increasingly recognized as the “missing link” in school improvement, and a supportive district-level infrastructure is key to its success and sustainability. The latest issue of SEDL Insights outlines district supports that can lay the foundation for high-impact family engagement. These include

  1. Provide training and supports for both educators and families.
  2. Integrate family engagement standards and measures into educator evaluation systems.
  3. Leverage funds and resources from multiple sources.
  4. Create staff positions dedicated to family engagement.
  5. Focus on school improvement instead of procedural compliance.
  6. Make student and school data accessible and meaningful to families.

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Campbell Collaboration


An Introduction to the Campbell Collaboration: Aims, Achievements and Ambitions

SEDL’s Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) partners with the Campbell Collaboration, an organization that helps people make well-informed decisions by preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, social welfare, and international development. To help stakeholders better understand the Campbell Collaboration and the role of evidence in better decision-making, KTDRR recently held a webcast to introduce the organization. A recording of the webcast is now available online.

REL Southwest Spotlight

REL Southwest Spotlight

The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest has two new research alliances: the Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and the English Learners Research Alliance. Learn the latest about research alliances and new REL Southwest tools and products in the summer issue of the REL Southwest Spotlight.

Father and son painting together


Back-to-school time means a renewed focus on family engagement. Articles in the Lowell Sun and the Brattleboro Reformer cite SEDL’s work on family engagement and findings on the impact parental involvement can have on a student’s success in school.



SEDL headquarters


SEDL currently has openings for a program associate, an education researcher, a research specialist or associate, and an administrative secretary. All of these positions will be based in SEDL’s Austin, Texas, headquarters or one of our satellite offices in Metairie, Louisiana, or Cayce, South Carolina. Other office locations or remote/telecommuting may be considered, particularly if located in one of the seven states where SEDL has substantial work. For more information and to apply for these jobs, visit the careers section of our website.

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