Equity

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Equity

Equity is at the heart of everything we do at Education Northwest. We believe every child can succeed and that our nation’s future success depends on having a diverse, well-educated workforce and citizenry. Our services, resources, and programs such as the Equity Assistance Center support equitable educational opportunities and outcomes for all.

Explore our Equity work

  • Photo of Lisa McCall and Kathleen Ellwood
    July 29, 2014
    It’s been happening for a long time. Students of color — mostly boys — find themselves pulled out of class and/or sent home for disruptive classroom behavior far more often than their classmates...
  • Photo of Vicki Nishioka
    July 17, 2014
    Saying that bullying creates a hostile learning environment that impedes academic success only tells half the story. According to Education Northwest Researcher Vicki Nishioka , bullying often has a...
  • Still from the Joyce Harris interview video
    June 27, 2014
    On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act and the Mississippi Freedom Summer, educators can make this milestone a teachable moment and use history to empower students to learn...
  • Portrait of Kendra Hughes
    June 24, 2014
    When bullying occurs, it’s often the perpetrator who gets the attention. When Education Northwest’s Kendra Hughes provides support to schools and districts on preventing harassment and bullying, she...
  • REL NW Logo
    May 6, 2014
    An analysis of six Oregon school districts’ data from the 2011/12 school year, conducted by REL Northwest, shows that minority students are more likely to be suspended or expelled than their White...
  • Image representing a graph
    January 28, 2014
    Data compiled by Education Northwest researchers show a significant shift in student demographics in our region in recent years. Most notably, the number of Hispanic students has nearly quadrupled in...