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New Regional Educational Laboratory – Central at Marzano Research Laboratory to Focus on Key K–12 Policies

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 16, 2012

Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL), RMC Research Corporation and Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc. are pleased to announce that they have received a contract from the U.S. Department of Education to form the Regional Educational Laboratory – Central at Marzano Research Laboratory. Dr. Robert J. Marzano, CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory, will lead the organization as executive director.

“I’ve always been passionate about the cycle of turning research into action. In partnership with the seven states we’ll serve, the regional lab will be able to facilitate new scientific research that will examine the impact of innovations in education policy and practice. Then, we’ll share these findings across our region to improve educator and student performance—and help educators serve as models for their peers nationwide,” said Marzano.

Regional Educational Laboratory – Central will focus on building alliances with state- and district-level education leaders in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming to explore key policies surrounding educator effectiveness, closing the achievement gap, and postsecondary education and workforce readiness.

The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) supports 10 Regional Education Laboratories (RELs) across the country. These RELs are charged with supporting applied research and development, disseminating school improvement practices widely, and providing technical assistance to education agencies in their regions.

About Marzano Research Laboratory

Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL) is a joint venture between Solution Tree and Dr. Robert J. Marzano. In service to educators, the company synthesizes Dr. Marzano’s scope of educational research, world-renowned for its breadth and depth, into accessible components teachers and principals can use for concrete gains in student learning. Continuous action research ensures MRL strategies are always at the forefront of best practice. MRL consistently analyzes what works in schools and classrooms and always presents research that reflects the current knowledge base of best practice for enhancing student achievement.

About RMC Research Corporation

RMC Research is a national leader in educational research and evaluation, professional development, consultation, and product development. From small studies to multi-year quantitative research projects, we support national, state, and local clients who serve schools, families, and communities. We customize our services among our six offices to meet specific client needs. We conduct research and evaluation with an eye to how findings can be most useful to clients. In turn, our policy consultation and program and product development is informed by our knowledge of academic and applied research.

About Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc.

Founded in 1983, Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc (APA) is a privately owned company with extensive experience analyzing public education systems and policies. The company’s mission is to help clients solve problems so they can meet student performance goals and improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of our nation's public schools. Over the past 28 years the company has worked in all 50 states serving state and federal policymakers, school and local district leaders, foundations, education advocacy organizations, and other education stakeholders.

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