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The Center for the Study of Education Policy has been collaborating with ROE LEAD Hubs to develop leadership for equity micro-credentials through the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Substantial positive effects are found in New Jersey’s Abbott preschool program in language arts, literacy, mathematics, and science. The effects of the program did not fade after grade 3.

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A recent REL Northeast & Islands study finds that participation in accelerated college credit programs in high school increases a student’s chance at success in high school and college.

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The Education Commission of the States published a policy brief that looks at effective educator preparation, including course work and clinical experience. The brief considers traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs, highlighting the role of clinical experience in relation to teacher retention and diversified work environments. The brief includes a comparison of retention and recruitment policies in the 50 states.

The Education Commission of the States released a special report that summarizes the perception of postsecondary and training in rural areas. The analysis considers the enhancement and support of rural residents. A brief article highlighting the report and sharing resources can be found here.


NEW BLOG: Exploring the Growing Impact of Career Pathways

Dr. Debra Bragg, an expert panelist who co-authored the recent What Works Clearinghouse Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges practice guide recently wrote a blog entitled Exploring the Growing Impact of Career Pathways. In this blog, Dr. Bragg explores the evidence underlying the five recommendations in the guide and provides commentary on the importance of investing in research on programs that help prepare students for quality jobs that provide economic and career advancement opportunities over their lifetime.

The Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges Practice Guide and a six-part Practitioners’ Perspectives Video Series is available on the WWC website.

Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges is one of more than 20 Educator’s Practice Guides published by the WWC. To view these guides and learn about other resources, visit

During the 2018-2019 school year, Providence Public School District in Rhode Island implemented supports to reduce chronic absenteeism.  A study of the implemented supports was conducted to determine the relationships between student attendance data and tools to positively impact chronic absenteeism. The full research study can be read here.

The Education Commission of the States released a special report that summarizes the perception of postsecondary and training in rural areas.

ACT Now (Afterschool for Children and Teens is hosting two webinars this week titled “Connecting School Districts to Community Partners” and “Using Data to Design Afterschool Programs”. Both webinars are tailored for school administrators and leaders. Learn more or register for the webinars by visiting ACT Now.

REL Webinar: Using Data to Strengthen High-Dosage Tutoring Programs – Join REL Northeast & Islands for a free webinar about high-dosage tutoring, an evidence-based practice that can address learning loss. Register for the October 4, 2021 webinar here.

Limeades for Learning is a partnership between SONIC and DonorsChoose. Since 2009, SONIC has donated more than $19 million dollars to more than 36,000 teachers. The restaurant chain is again calling for teacher participants in the Limeades for Learning program. The steps to creating a SONIC Teacher profile on DonorsChoose is required. Follow the link to learn more: