Our Northwest Matters blog discusses ideas and innovations in education from a Northwest perspective. Opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.

Jason Younker June 15, 2017
Guest Blogger Jason Younker writes on the challenges colleges face in identifying their American Indian and Alaska Native students and the solution that U of O developed to better serve the community.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus June 9, 2017
Guest Blogger Mandy Smoker Broaddus writes on how Montana is creating language-immersion elementary classrooms as one strategy to restore and revitalize Native languages.
Caitlin Scott May 31, 2017
With ESSA placing states and districts in the driver’s seat when it comes to school improvement, what lessons can be learned from the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program?
Meghan Perry May 23, 2017
Incorporating youth voice into academic settings requires educators and other adults to be mindful and think critically about when they need to step up (and step out) to best support youth.
Jessica Knight April 4, 2017
What are key strategies for training hundreds of volunteers spread out over a wide distance?
Jacqueline Raphael February 27, 2017
When students are struggling in reading and writing, a promising approach is to emphasize the connections through strategies like sentence starters and mentor texts. Our author gives insights.
Marybeth Flachbart February 17, 2017
Students with dyslexia are intelligent but struggle to "crack the code" of written language. What can educators do to best support them in the classroom?
Havala Hanson February 9, 2017
When schools build an understanding of the unique challenges facing different language-minority student groups, they are better equipped to serve them. How can schools get started?
Education Northwest January 31, 2017
Our conversation with Dana Kelly and Carson Howell from the Idaho State Board of Education on Idaho’s approach and success in creating dual-credit programs.
Brandi Holten and Ashley Pierson January 31, 2017
Earning college credit while still in high school can benefit students in many ways. What can states, districts and schools do to help their dual-credit programs become successful?