About the REL Program
Now, perhaps more than ever, educators and education stakeholders need access to the best research and analysis that will help them understand where and how to make improvements in education. One way that the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) meets this need is through the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs).
There are 10 RELs, each of which serves a legislatively designated region of the United States. The primary mission of the 2012-2017 REL Program is to build research alliances with education practitioners and policymakers to help states and districts use data to answer important issues of policy and practice. » more info
About REL Mid-Atlantic
The Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic (REL Mid-Atlantic) serves education stakeholders in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Our work is a combination of (a) research alliances with states, districts, and charter schools and (b) direct responses to requests from the public. Our goal is to help Mid-Atlantic stakeholders access and use high quality research so that they are armed with the evidence they need to make decisions about educational policy and practice. » more info
REL Mid-Atlantic Staff
The REL Mid-Atlantic team includes staff with technical assistance, content, and methodological expertise, as well as long-term connectedness to the region. » more info