REL West in the News
As Utah Suicide Rates Climb, Experts Tell Educators to Watch for Signs of Despair in Children
Link to The Salt Lake Tribune
September 10, 2015 | The Salt Lake Tribune
A REL West event on suicide prevention hosted by the Dropout Prevention Alliance for Utah Students with Disabilities and the Utah State Office of Education was featured in an article in The Salt Lake Tribune. Check out the article to learn more.
What We (Don't) Know About English-Learners and Special Education
Link to Education Week
July 22, 2015 | Education Week
REL West's published report, Identifying and Supporting English Learner Students with Learning Disabilities: Key Issues in the Literature and State Practice, was recently featured in Education Week. Check out the article and then access the report.
Catch Them Before They Fall: A Summer Math Program Aims to Improve Odds of Success in Algebra
Link to The Hechinger Report
July 10, 2015 | The Hechinger Report
REL West's published report, The Effects of the Elevate Math Summer Program on Math Achivement and Algebra Readiness, was recently featured in The Hechinger Report. Check out the article and then access the report.
Keep Students with Disabilities on Track to Graduate
Link to Education Daily
December 10, 2014 | Education Daily
REL West's published report, School Mobility, Dropout, and Graduation Rates across Student Disability Categories in Utah, was recently featured in Education Daily. Check out the article and then access the report.
December 2014 REL West Research Digest Highlights Evaluating Educators in New Ways
Alliance Helps States Map New Terrain in Educator Evaluation
December 4, 2014 | REL West at WestEd
After five years of focused effort, educator evaluation policies and practices are taking shape in Arizona and Utah, supported by data analysis and technical assistance from Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) at WestEd, through state and regional stakeholder alliances.
In this issue of the REL West Research Digest, read about early lessons learned in implementing multiple measures of educator effectiveness in these two West Region states. And check out recent reports on what other RELs across the country are learning as they put their educator evaluation tools and systems into action.
The REL West Research Digest keeps educators and others abreast of research carried out by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) West at WestEd. In addition, this twice-yearly digest may include descriptions of upcoming REL West work, services, and events, and, as relevant to the West region, of publications developed by other researchers.