REL Southeast

REL Souheast is one of ten Regional Educational Laboratories that work in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and others to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students. Fundamentally, the mission of the RELs is to provide support for a more evidence-reliant education system.

REL Southeast brings together the critical elements for success: a thorough knowledge of the region's education systems and contexts; a history of responding to the needs of state and local educators within the region; deep understanding of the critical issues to be addressed; and extensive expertise in research, analytical technical support, and dissemination. Our strengths include a strong presence in each state served and long-standing working relationships with state and local educators throughout the region.

REL Southeast is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, under the direction of Dr. Barbara Foorman, Francis Eppes Professor of Education and Director Emeritus of the Florida Center for Reading Research. REL Southeast partners with American Institutes for Research (AIR), The William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Instructional Research Group (IRG), Marcia Kosanovich Education, RMC Research Corporation, and RTI to conduct the work for our region.


Barbara Foorman