Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Program
The RELs work in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and others to use data and research to improve outcomes for students.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
IES serves as the U.S. Department of Education center for education research, evaluation, assessment, development, and statistics.
U.S. Department of Education (ED)
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
What Works Clearinghouse
The WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as â€œinterventionsâ€), and disseminates summary information and reports on the WWC website.
Other Regional Technical Assistance Providers
Regional Comprehensive Centers
The nation's 22 regional comprehensive centers provide frontline assistance to states to help them implement federal education requirements and increate their capacity to assist districts and schools.
- Southeast Comprehensive Center (serves AL, GA, MS, NC, and SC)
- Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive Center
National Content Centers
The seven content centers provide in-depth knowledge, expertise, and analyses to the regional comprehensive centers and the states they serve.
- Building State Capacity and Productivity
- College and Career Readiness and Success
- Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
- Great Teachers & Leaders
- Innovations in Learning
- School Turnaround
- Standards and Assessment Implementation
Equity Assistance Centers
The 10 Equity Assistance Centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, assist public schools in providing equal educational opportunities in the areas of race, gender, and national origin.
- Southeastern Equity Assistance Center (serves AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN)
Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (TA&D Network)
The TA&D Network of approximately 45 centers provide information and technical assistance to states, schools, educational professionals, and families on topics such as autism, deafness, disproportionate representation, and learning disabilities.