Celebrating Student Leaders During Black History Month

Drinks & A Cause!

Scholarship Programs and College Success

Join us on March 7 in Portland for the latest in our series of casual discussions on some of the most pressing issues in education. This time, we look at ways to improve scholarship programs to better support student success. Register now!

Northwest Matters Blog

Hiring and Retaining Great Teachers in a High-Poverty Environment

By Raúl Sital | February 6, 2018

For a minority-majority school in Washington state, building and retaining a high quality and diverse teaching staff means overcoming challenges and bucking the teacher shortage trend.

"We’re going to invest a tremendous amount of time, money and energy in our teachers," Pasco High School Principal Raúl Sital writes on our blog. "We can’t afford to make mistakes. More importantly, our students can’t afford it."

Find out how Pasco High is creating a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere for teachers, and join the conversation.

NWCC

Teacher Recruitment/Retention

High-quality teachers are crucial for student success. What does the research say about recruiting and retaining teachers with high skill levels? Find out in this brief from the Northwest Comprehensive Center.

School Improvement

Alaska Teacher Mentoring Project

Does providing early-career teachers with highly skilled mentors have an effect on student achievement? Read the findings from our rigorous study on the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project.

OLN

Teacher Pathway Program

Read about how the Lane ESD’s Teacher Pathway program is creating opportunities and encouragement for underserved high school students to pursue teaching careers. From the Oregon Leadership Network blog.

Federal Projects

REL Northwest

Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest is one of 10 regional educational laboratories across the nation dedicated to improving the use of research and data in policy and classroom practice. REL Northwest is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Northwest Comprehensive Center

The NWCC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides high-impact training and technical assistance to state education agencies in the Northwest states. Our work focuses on the priorities of educator effectiveness and school improvement.

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