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The American Institutes for Research and Learning Point Associates have merged to become the leading education research company in the nation providing a continuum of education research, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis from the school level up to the national and international levels. Our programs apply science to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include federal and state agencies, international development agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses. Learn more about our work at

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REL Midwest Starts New Year With New Contract!

REL Midwest is continuing its service to the region under a new five-year contract between American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Work focuses on four priority areas identified through a variety of needs-sensing activities across the Midwest. The four areas are educator effectiveness, college and career readiness, low-performing schools/school improvement, and early childhood education. Underlying all of the priority areas is the need for better understanding and use of the application of data. "Research alliances are a new feature of this contract,” said REL Midwest Director Matt Dawson, Ph.D., “and the alliances are intended to drive research, evaluation, technical assistance, and dissemination strategies that lead not only to increased knowledge and understanding but also to sustained change in practice or policy." Visit the REL Midwest website.




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