The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project has positive effects on the retention of new teachers and student achievement. What can other states take away from what Alaska is doing?
What difference does a teacher-mentoring program make on early career teachers in Alaska in terms of teacher retention, instructional practice and the academic performance of their students?
We are deeply inspired by the seven people we are honoring as we observe Hispanic Heritage Month. This year, we are focusing on people who are doing meaningful work right now and have the potential to create wonderful legacies as leaders and role models.
A new study by REL Northwest has found that high school GPA was better than college entrance exam scores at predicting college course grades for recent Alaska high school graduates.
Join us as we look back on our first 50 years with a new video featuring the voices of Education Northwest staff members describing how their work connects to civil rights by striving to create equitable opportunities for all students and a timeline of the major national and regional milestones...
Terri Akey writes about our work helping make data accessible and meaningful so that Alaska superintendents have a stronger, evidence-informed voice in setting education agendas.
Alaska's Superintendent of the Year breaks down the three principles that have helped shape his district: attention, building, and collaboration.
As our 50th anniversary approaches, Board Chair Barbara Adams writes about how Education Northwest's work reflects its core values of equity and support for evidence-based policy and practice.
Rural schools around the country are challenged in hiring and keeping high-quality teachers. Many things contribute to this reality: Teaching in a rural and/or remote community can mean being geographically isolated, having fewer resources and colleagues, dealing with the sense of being an
This blog post comes from 90% by 2020, a broad partnership promoting student success in Anchorage, Alaska, and continues our March series on collective impact—an approach that mobilizes the community to form a long-term and permanent solution to a societal problem. See our news article about 90% by
A REL Northwest study of developmental education (remedial, noncredit bearing courses) and college readiness of first-time students at the University of Alaska found that high school grade point average (GPA) was more predictive of students’ success in college English and math courses than SAT, ACT
From Familiar to Unfamiliar: Pre-reading Scaffolds That Connect Students From What They Know to What They Don't Know Yet May 9, 2016 Presenter: Tim Blackburn Pre-reading tasks provide scaffolded supports for English learner students to negotiate the content, analytical practices, and
Elementary teachers are well-versed in English Language Arts shifts in the Common Core Standards—but are they equitable? That’s a matter of practice. In our Shifting Toward a Culturally Responsive Common Core webinars, we’ll unpack each shift and strategies to ensure the shift is applied to
Education Northwest’s work across several research areas including support for English language learners, college and career readiness, and school improvement will be highlighted at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 8–12 in Washington, DC.
In a three-minute video, educators from small rural schools in the Pacific Northwest talk about the value of participating in a network.
Education Northwest launched a new scholarship program for Native educators at the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) convention...
The 2015 Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education (Alaska ACTE) conference is bringing together more than 200 professionals committed to CTE education, training, and workforce development. This year’s theme is Alaska ACTE: Building a State of Collaboration. Havala Hanson of
Collective impact involves bringing together a wide range of partners—schools, community-based organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individuals—to address a critical community issue. Initiatives are often complex with many moving parts, and challenges include making sure that
This publication features profiles of eight education-based collective impact efforts across the Northwest. It also describes lessons learned and identifies ongoing areas of need.
In Anchorage, Alaska, a broad partnership called 90% by 2020 has set an ambitious goal. As suggested by its name, the initiative seeks to increase the local graduation rate to 90 percent within the next five years. Better Together, a partnership based in Central Oregon, has a similar mission of