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Marzano Research operates the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Central region: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. We carry out applied research, provide training, and create resources to support the use of evidence to improve academic outcomes for all students. Our work is carried out in partnership with educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders in each state we serve.

You will find the full portfolio of our projects and resources on the REL Central website at the Institute of Education Sciences platform.

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Trudy Cherasaro, Director

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Do you have a question about education? Send it to our REL Central ASK A REL service. We’ll do the research and send you back a list of

  • References for or electronic copies of IES publications or reports
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