Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia
OSEP Hosts National Summit and Launches New Attract, Prepare, Retain Resource Page
The 2020 OSEP Summit provided an opportunity by bringing together various stakeholders to explore potential strategies and innovative approaches to address this critical need. The virtual event was held over three days and participants had the opportunity to register for each event individually or attend all three. An archive of the event can be found on the 2020 OSEP National Summit webpage. OSEP also launched a new Attract, Prepare, Retain Resources Page that provides research and resources for stakeholders to explore potential strategies, innovative approaches, and additional resources regarding this topic!
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) serves educators in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. To address the priorities and interests of these states, REL AP works in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and others to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students.
REL AP works to bridge the worlds of education research and education practice. REL AP offers various supports to the collaborative research partnerships and other stakeholder groups in the Appalachia region:
1. Applied research studies and studies in progress that address partnerships' research questions.
2. Training, coaching, and technical support such as survey, interview, or observation protocol development, literature reviews, or tool development.
3. Workshops and coaching that support the use of data and research.
4. Ask A REL annotated bibliographies produced in response to stakeholder research questions.
Deborah Jonas, Ph.D, Director
Level of Support
21st Century Skills
Career and Technical Education
English Language Learners
Evidence Based Practices
Measuring Student Growth
Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Response to Intervention
School Mental Health
Social and Emotional Learning
Transitions (from grade to grade)
Other Specialty Areas: Dual Enrollment Courses
State Education Agencies