Education Northwest News

  • Portrait of Fiona Helsel
    November 12, 2014
    Kindergartners arrive on the first day of school with a wide range of skills.
  • Portrait of Steve Fleischman
    November 6, 2014
    Portland, Oregon — Knowledge Alliance, a DC-based non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates for the greater use of research-based knowledge in education policy and practice, announced
  • Photo of Credit for Proficiency Co-Author Jason Greenberg Motamedi
    October 22, 2014
    As schools and districts work to improve the academic success for a growing number of English language learner and bilingual students, a new study provides insights into students’ perceptions of a
  • REL Report cover
    October 14, 2014
    Across the country, 79 percent of public schools rely on educational service agencies (also called educational service districts) to provide services such as handling financial and data-processing
  • Success Now! logo
    October 8, 2014
    Springdale, Washington is a town of less than 300 people located an hour north of Spokane in the northeast corner of the state.
  • Photo of Yvonne Ryans and Joyce Harris
    October 2, 2014
    Joyce Harris Moves to Community Engagement Role; Yvonne Ryans Takes Over as EAC Director With the arrival of autumn, change is in the air at Education Northwest. Joyce Harris, who has served as the
  • Photo of Bob Rath at a NWREL picnic
    September 24, 2014
    Attending a small school near the Quinault Reservation marked Bob Rath forever.
  • Americorps Vista logo
    September 21, 2014
    Providing training support for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members and their supervisors as they work to end poverty in communities around the country is nothing new at
  • Success Now! logo
    September 16, 2014
    With nearly 50 years’ experience providing coaching and technical assistance to schools, Education Northwest today announces the launch of a new, research-based approach for school improvement,
  • Photo of teacher and elementary student
    September 2, 2014
    Stakeholder engagement, capacity for research, and use of evidence present some of the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities for researchers and practitioners working together.
  • Dahnesh Medora
    August 26, 2014
    When schools struggle in communities experiencing high levels of poverty, it’s not just the schools that need community support to improve.
  • Terri Akey
    August 21, 2014
    Alaska has low rates of high school graduation compared to the national average, and schools are often hard-pressed to support students at risk of dropping out or who have dropped out, especially in
  • Nanci Schneider
    August 20, 2014
    According to Education Northwest’s Nanci Schneider, despite past efforts to turn around underperforming schools, you still have a good chance of predicting whether a school is successful or not by the
  • Steve Underwood
    August 14, 2014
    Under a new contract competitively awarded by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Education Northwest will work to support the academic success for students of military families
  • Students in a classroom
    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 far more often than their classmates. With new national and local data and
  • Photo of Michelle Hodara
    July 21, 2014
    Graduating high school seniors accepted into a four-year college can arrive on campus in fall and go straight to work on their degrees.
  • The ICSEI event logo
    July 21, 2014
    The International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) has posted a call for proposals for presentations at its January 2015 meeting to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 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
  • June 27, 2014
    The Education Northwest Board of Directors welcomed Barbara Adams as new chairperson after recognizing Jeff Weldon’s service as chairperson for the past two years at today’s board meeting. Adams, an
  • 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
  • Portraits of Debbie Ellis and Gerry Crocker
    June 17, 2014
    It’s easy to think that the main difference between students who come from poverty and their more affluent peers is their exposure to learning opportunities.
  • Portrait of Washington State Senator Pam Roach
    June 16, 2014
    In honor of Washington state’s new Seal of Biliteracy law, a group of educators, lawmakers, and other stakeholders who are dedicated to the academic success of English learners gathered at the Kent
  • Photo of Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica
    June 12, 2014
    As a researcher working with English language learners (ELLs) and their families, Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica draws from her own experiences in learning English while in school.
  • a highschool hallway
    June 10, 2014
    The end of the school year is supposed to be a joyful time for students and educators. It’s a time to celebrate graduations, and look forward to a summer of fun and relaxation. Today’s terrible...