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June 26, 2017

June E-News: Early Learning & ESSA, Shorter School Years, And Research-Practice Partnerships

From yesterday’s or today’s inbox…

Latest news and research from REL Northwest
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Oregon Research-Practice Partnership Focus of Urban Education Reform Blog

REL Northwest entered into a multiyear partnership with members of the Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) to address discipline disparities and the overuse of exclusionary discipline in Oregon schools. This partnership led to policy and practice changes in the participating districts, as well as a host of lessons learned about how to build and maintain a successful research-practice partnership.

Hear more about this work from REL Northwest’s Vicki Nishioka and Beaverton School District Administrator for Accountability Jon Bridges on the Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice blog.

How Washington and Other States Are Addressing Early Learning in ESSA Plans

Video from a March webinar cohosted by REL Southwest and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) spotlights how four states—including Washington—are leading the way in using research to integrate early learning priorities and provisions into their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans. CEELO also offers a blog and up-to-date state scan related to early learning under ESSA.

Ask-A-REL question of the month: If the number of school days per year is reduced, is there a potential impact on student learning outcomes?

Some districts are looking at reducing the number of school days in order to close budget gaps. When asked what the research says about the impact of reduced instructional time on students, REL Northwest’s Ask-A-REL librarian searched the literature and compiled a list of publicly-available references and resources.

Do you have a research question? Contact Jennifer Klump for free, customized responses.

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This REL Northwest newsletter was developed under Contract ED-IES-17-C-0009 from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. The content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of IES or the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

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