As one of the most respected names in research, Marzano Research was awarded a Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) to bring research and innovation to seven states in the Midwest/Mountain region. The US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences supports 10 RELs across the country.
Under the direction of Robert J. Marzano, REL Central provides research, dissemination, and technical support services to educators and policymakers in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. REL Central staff members bring to their work a wide range of content experience in the priority areas of educator effectiveness, closing the achievement gap, and postsecondary and workforce readiness.
Research Into Action
“I've always been passionate about the cycle of turning research into action. In partnership with the seven states it serves, our regional laboratory will facilitate new scientific research to 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.”
—Robert J. Marzano