Creating Strong Schools and Communities

What We Do

Education Northwest Services

Since our inception in 1966, Education Northwest has earned a reputation as one of the premier providers of top-quality professional development, technical assistance, evaluation, and research services in the nation. We continue to offer customized services that address the specific needs of our clients and that are informed by over 50 years of community-based work in the Northwest and beyond.

Northwest Matters Blog

Trauma-Informed Strategies for Postsecondary Educators

By Shannon Davidson | August 29, 2017

Starting college can be stressful for all students—no matter their age or circumstances. The transition can be particularly challenging for students who have experienced trauma.

Postsecondary educators can help minimize the negative effects of trauma by creating welcoming learning environments and supporting students as they develop resilience.

A new guide provides classroom- and campus-level strategies, as well as important things to keep in mind for college instructors, administrators and student services professionals.


Oregon Leadership Network

What began in 2000 as an eight-district demonstration project has grown to more than 20 districts, representing nearly half of the state’s student population. OLN continues to build the capacity of education leaders to support equitable policy and practice.

Rural Education

Includes NW RISE and Native Education

Rural educators do the same important and courageous work as their urban counterparts but often in isolation, without access to professional development and collaborative learning opportunities. Education Northwest is a national leader in addressing the professional learning and networking needs of rural educators.

Empowered Hour!

Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!)

We invite you to sip, converse, and learn about innovative ideas that are changing the way we teach and support youth. We’ll bring the experts to you in a series of intimate and informal happy hour conversations focused on topics that are tailored to your interests.

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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Why we do what we do

It has been a pleasure working with you and your organization, as you have demonstrated professionalism and calmness under pressure and delivered a tool that we can all be proud of.
Brian Sales;
National Mentoring Partnership

We have not only received valuable guidance on mentoring best practices, but have had the opportunity to deeply reflect on our entire organizational structure, and make it better!
Executive Director;
Portland-area nonprofit