Education Northwest News

  • 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. With
  • 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...
  • Picture of the EdNW website displayed on a mobile phone
    May 27, 2014
    To better meet the needs of a growing audience of teacher practitioners and education leaders in our region and beyond, Education Northwest has rebooted its website with several new features and added
  • Portrait of Hella Bel Hadj Amor
    May 23, 2014
    When done well, educator evaluation systems can lead to increased student learning and success. That’s according to Education Northwest Researcher Hella Bel Hadj Amor who is serving as the host of
  • May 16, 2014
    Showcasing eight highly collaborative education projects, the newly released publication, Mobilizing Communities: Improving Northwest Education Through Collective Impact, offers a starting point for
  • Female student writing in a classroom at her desk
    May 12, 2014
    As schools work to shift instruction and train teachers to help students meet the Common Core State Standards, the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment delivers a proven approach...
  • 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
  • Photo of Sara Goldrick-Rab
    April 25, 2014
    Bringing the families of low-income students into discussions of how to pay for college is one of the key messages Sara Goldrick-Rab shared at the Oregon GEAR UP SUCCESS Retreat on April 25 in
  • Photo of Ben Carmel
    April 21, 2014
    Gone are the days when professional development typically meant an extended, off-site retreat or a few hours in an auditorium, listening to expert presenters.
  • Portrait of Jil Freeman
    April 18, 2014
    AmeriCorps VISTA members who enroll in free online courses administered through Education Northwest will continue receiving college credit through 2017 after the two core courses on grant
  • Winston Cornwall, Civil Rights Specialist for Oregon Department of Education
    April 18, 2014
    The Civil Rights Movement, past and present, loomed large at the spring Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) conference where more than 250 education leaders from across the state participated in plenary
  • Principal’s Research Review Cover
    April 9, 2014
    Large numbers of students enter college academically underprepared, especially when it comes to mathematics.
  • Nettie Legters
    April 3, 2014
    Education Northwest is pleased to announce that Nettie Legters, a nationally recognized leader in education research and school improvement, will join the organization in July to lead a variety of
  • Graphic showing AERA title, date, and location
    April 1, 2014
    Education Northwest’s work in school improvement, English learner instruction, and equity will be highlighted at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April
  • Cover for study titled Connections Between Teacher Perceptions of School Effectiveness and Student Outcomes in Idaho’s Low-Achieving Schools
    March 25, 2014
    Latest REL Northwest Study Finds Little Connection Between Teacher Perceptions of School Effectiveness and Student Outcomes Policymakers and educators frequently use teacher perception surveys to
  • Students walking in a school hallway
    March 19, 2014
    Northwest schools are serving an increasingly diverse population. Some districts, such as those found in the South Seattle area, may have as many as 90 different languages spoken among students.