ERIC Number: ED474871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Educational Laboratories 2002 Annual Report: Improving the Lives of Children through Education Research & Development.
Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
This report, the second annual report of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) system's current 5-year contract, shows the progress laboratories have made in meeting regional challenges and establishing national leadership in critical areas. The report also illustrates who the labs are using research and development to gain knowledge about how to stimulate learning, improve educational systems, and change policies and practices for the better. Following an introduction, the report opens with "Meeting Regional challengesStories from the RELs," which outlines some of the initiatives of the RELs. The focus of their work ranges from designing professional development strategies to aligning classroom instruction with state standards and assessments, to investigating such specific concerns as interstate teacher certification, compensation, and pension portability. The RELs do more than address education reform in their own geographic regions. Each REL focuses on a national leadership area in which the laboratory synthesizes knowledge and findings from major research and development activities. A section on "National Leadership Areas" describes the activities and accomplishments of each of the 10 RELs in its particular area. In addition, all 10 laboratories collaborate in a network that serves as a national resource for educators. A final section describes the REL data collection efforts aimed at capturing knowledge about progress toward turning low-performing schools into high performers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Educational Change, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, Instructional Leadership, Technical Assistance
For full text: http://www.relnetwork.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.