REL Appalachia serves Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
REL Appalachia is one of 10 federal Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs). We partner with regionally-based research alliances made up of schools, districts, and state departments of education to conduct research on K-12 education. We share the results with educators and help them put this new knowledge to work for students.
REL Appalachia collaborates with the alliances to address high-priority education needs. We are currently focused on three priorities:
- Improving low-achieving schools
- Ensuring students’ college and career readiness
- Supporting effective teachers and school leaders