Education Northwest News

  • 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
  • Photo of Kathleen Ellwood and Lisa McCall
    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...
  • 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