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ERIC Number: ED550090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
About the REL Pacific Region
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific
REL Pacific is one of ten Regional Educational Laboratories established and funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Their region encompasses approximately 4.9 million square miles and serves seven Pacific island entities, including American Samoa; the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap); Guam; Hawai'i; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau. REL Pacific is housed at McREL International's Pacific Center for Changing the Odds (PCCO) in Honolulu, Hawai'i, a private nonprofit corporation that draws upon the best of education research to translate what works into innovations and results. REL Pacific supports "research alliances" that bring together key stakeholders to work collaboratively to address problems and questions of high priority and relevance to Pacific education, including: (1) Strengthening Teacher Effectiveness: a focus on increasing teachers' qualifications, determining characteristics of effective teachers, and identifying the best classroom practices to impact student outcomes; (2) Engaging Families and Communities in Education: a focus on connecting schools, families, and communities to work together to support learning; (3) Ensuring Career and College Readiness: a focus on preparing students to enter the workforce or to pursue college or technical education upon exiting Pacific high schools; and (4) Optimizing Data Systems: a focus on developing, maintaining, and use using data systems effectively and efficiently. REL Pacific, gathers information on the needs in the region from these research alliance members, the Governing Board, the community at large, and through reviews of education research and practice data and reports. Within each entity, REL Pacific has also partnered with a "locally-based consultant," an on-the-ground education expert who helps coordinate services within the entity. The following geographic profiles provide information on the history, demographics, and education statistics of REL Pacific's unique service region, as well as the focus of the work being conducted in each entity. A list of resources is provided.
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific. Available from: McREL International, 1003 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower Suite 777, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Tel: 877-768-9222; Tel: 808-692-0500; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific (ED); McREL International
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; Federated States of Micronesia; Guam; Hawaii; Marshall Islands; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-C-12-0010