February’s Focus on School Improvement


February 5, 2015


Teacher and students in a classroom

As we move into February, we’re looking forward to publishing a blog series on one of our primary work areas over the course of our nearly 50 years as an organization: school improvement. We launch this series as educators from around the country are gathering in Salt Lake City to attend the 2015 National Title I Conference.

While there are many discussions of what school improvement involves, we think of it as a range of approaches—supported by evidence—that increase student achievement and create a schoolwide/systemwide culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. At the heart of school improvement is equity—or in other words, expanding learning opportunities for traditionally underserved students.

We’ve lined up Northwest Matters blog posts from our researchers and technical assistance experts as well as guests from the field. We’ll also publish news articles on local work in this area, and share additional resources over social media.