College of Education and Human Development

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

Become a Member of the District Assembly


Are you aware of the importance of research-based practices but find it hard to regularly keep up with reviewing all of the research that comes out? Looking for ideas on how to incorporate research into practice in your district? Or, do you need ideas on how to evaluate different district initiatives and frameworks to determine the impact on student outcomes?

Consider becoming a district member of CAREI. Your district membership is a partnership with CAREI as well as other district members.

Member Districts


Albany Area Schools
Alexandria 206
Austin Public Schools


Becker Public Schools
Big Lake Schools
Bloomington Public Schools
Bluesky Charter School
Buffalo Hanover Montrose District 877
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191


Cambridge-Isanti Schools
Centennial ISD 12


Detroit Lakes


Eastern Carver County Schools
Eden Prairie Schools


Forest Lake Area Schools


Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop ISD 2365
Goodhue County Education District
Greenway ISD 316


Innovative Quality Schools
Intermediate School District 287
Intermediate School District 917


Lakeville Area Public Schools, ISD 194
Leyden Area Special Education Cooperative


Mahtomedi Public School District 832
Marquette-Alger RESA
Mason City Schools
Math and Science Academy
Minnetonka School District 276
Mounds View Public Schools


North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale ISD 622
Northeast Metro ISD 916
Northfield Public Schools


Orono ISD 278
Osseo Area Schools


Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools


Richfield Public Schools
Robbinsdale Area Schools
Rochester Public Schools
Rock Ridge Public Schools ISD 2909
Roseville Area Schools


Sauk Rapids Rice Public Schools
South St. Paul Public Schools
St. Croix River Education District
St. Michael - Albertville Schools


Thief River Falls ISD 564
Twin City Academy


Wayzata Public Schools ISD 284
West St. Paul Mendota Heights Eagan Area Schools ISD 197
Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools
White Bear Lake Area Schools

What is the CAREI District Assembly?

The CAREI District Assembly brings together university researchers and school practitioners from around the country on a regular basis. For over 20 years, the Assembly has linked University research to educational practice for K-12 teachers and school leaders. Together, faculty, researchers, and school leaders share research findings, discuss current issues, and identify solutions. 

Benefits of a CAREI District Assembly Membership

Research watch

  • An e-newsletter published eight times per year.
  • Each issue highlights a summary of recently published research studies curated for district leaders.
  • Topical areas include leadership, social-emotional learning, teaching and learning, assessment, and special education.

Assembly meetings

During this school year, we will be hosting four virtual sessions on topics that have been prioritized based on the feedback we have received from members.  Each of this year’s session topics will include a direct link and connection to how children’s mental health is impacted and practical ways to support students. Please mark your calendars as the session for this school year will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm on the following dates.

Save the Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • November 9, 2023 - The topic will be:  An Overview of Children’s Mental Health: An MTSS Approach to Providing Interventions and Supports to Students at School and Home.
  • January 11, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • May 2, 2024

Note:  All District Assembly meetings will occur virtually between 9:00am to 12:00pm CST.  Recordings of all meetings will be made available to District Assembly members shortly after the conclusion of each meeting.

Professional learning

On-Demand Professional Development – Professional learning modules that address relaunching schools with a focus on SEL and equity. Topics covered include adult stress and coping, shared expectations and routines, cultivating healthy relationships, databased decision making, and sustained action against racism.


  • Participate in Network Improvement Communities to solve shared education problems with educational leaders and University experts.
  • Access to “Members Only” section of the CAREI website.
  • Send a team to our data boot camps to learn how to use your local data to develop improvement plans.
  • Access our data analytic services to assess your needs

Membership options

*Single School = $650/year

Fewer than 2,000 students = $1,050/year

2,000 to 8,000 students = $1,500/year

8,001 to 20,000 students = $2,000/year

More than 20,000 students = $2,500/year