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For districts, what's the sweet spot for balancing school improvement decision making? This reflection process will help refine your approach.
The following resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012) can help school administrators and staff, as well as their community partners, design and implement effective mentoring services in K-12 school settings. The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring This revised version
Shadiin Garcia compiles a list of back-to-school messages from folks on what they want to hear from school leaders.
OLN Guest Blogger Carlos Sequeira outlines a new project designed to increase interest among talented and diverse Oregon high school students in becoming teachers.
Community college students who transfer to four-year universities have low rates of bachelor’s degree completion. What policy changes does research suggest?
      Guidelines for reporting American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students can result in inaccurate counts and reporting at all levels of an educational system, often leading to dramatic fluctuations in AI/AN student counts. We will provide an overview of the issue and strategies for improving
Impact Findings from the Investing in Innovation (i3) Evaluation of the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project Urban Growth Opportunity This 2017 report presents an in-depth discussion of findings from Education Northwest’s research on the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project’s Urban Growth Opportunity model,
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.
Starting college can be stressful for all students but in particular for those who have experienced trauma. How can educators help?
      Join us January 25–26, 2018 in Portland, Oregon Individuals or teams charged with leading implementation of 6+1 Trait Writing in their schools or districts will find this advanced institute most beneficial. Participants may include literacy coaches, administrators, curriculum coordinators,
This report is the first external evaluation of Future Connect. It examines the program’s impact on college performance, progression, persistence, transfer, and completion.
Join REL Northwest for a free Oct. 4 webinar exploring two programs that have helped underrepresented students earn a degree.
What does Education Northwest do? Our newly refreshed website makes it easier to find out.
This fall, the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest is excited to launch Empowered Hour: Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!).
IYS Night at the Movies is a community celebration—a time to recognize the work of the afterschool, mentoring, and youth-development staff in our community. Your dedication is transforming Oregon, one student at a time.
At a minimum, afterschool programs should create a safe space for youth and give them something to do.
Once you make gains in school improvement, how do you sustain them and keep going?
To help achieve Oregon’s high school and postsecondary education completion goals, the state has been expanding its investment in accelerated learning options that give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit. A growing body of literature has found that accelerated learning
      In Rick DuFour’s book, In Praise of American Educators and How They Can Become Even Better, DuFour articulates the perceived attack on American Educators. And yet the push for higher academic standards, more rigorous evaluation methods (of both teachers and students) and mandated reforms have
Dr. Ethel Simon-McWilliams, a strong advocate for children and educational equity, died July 12, 2017. She joined Education Northwest (then known as the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory) in 1979 and served as the organization’s executive director/chief executive officer from the mid-1990s

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