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It’s an exciting time for educators dedicated to improving the educational success of English learners across the country. According to U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Libia Gil, there’s increasing recognition and value placed on linguistic diversity, as well as growing
      Our second annual convening was built on the equity priorities in the Northwest and Pacific identified in 2013 by education and community leaders from as far north as Alaska, as far south as American Samoa, as far east as Montana, and as far west as the Republic of Palau. This year’s theme,
      Webinar: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10–11 a.m. PST Come join this problem-solving/peer-coaching webinar to learn about the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Network's “Ask A REL” service, which provides research-based responses to education questions. You’ll learn what the service
Kindergartners arrive on the first day of school with a wide range of skills. For some kids, kindergarten will continue their earlier school experiences; for others, it will be their introduction to formal education. One way for schools and kindergarten teachers to tailor instruction to meet the
Welcome to the Oregon Leadership Network's monthly blog series. Topics relate to building the capacity of education leaders to sustain research-based equitable practices across Oregon’s P-20 education system. Learn more about the Oregon Leadership Network. Students, families, and educators
A major challenge facing students as they pursue a postsecondary degree is a lack of academic preparedness for college-level math, evident by high rates of referral to developmental math and low rates of college math completion. This study, by Education Northwest’s Michelle Hodara, reviews rigorous
Portland, Oregon — Knowledge Alliance, a DC-based non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates for the greater use of research-based knowledge in education policy and practice, announced this morning on Twitter the appointment of Education Northwest CEO Steve Fleischman as incoming board
According to data compiled by the Education Commission of the States (link is external) (ECS), only 11 states and the District of Columbia currently require districts to provide publicly funded full-day kindergarten.
As schools and districts work to improve the academic success for a growing number of English language learner and bilingual students, a new study provides insights into students’ perceptions of a program that grants high school credit to students with dual-language proficiency. Researchers from
      The transition from preschool or other early learning settings into kindergarten marks an important event in the lives of more than 3.5 million children and their families each year. This REL Northwest webinar will explore one component of successful transitions: kindergarten entry
Across the country, 79 percent of public schools rely on educational service agencies (also called educational service districts) to provide services such as handling financial and data-processing needs, implementing school improvement initiatives, and providing curriculum and professional
      DevLearn 2014 is a conference for training and learning professionals who are leading or engaged in their organizations’ use of learning technologies. The comprehensive program includes the tools, technologies, ideas, strategies, and best practices to ensure your success. This event is for
In this article, we ask teachers in a small, rural district in eastern Washington how they used 10- to 12-week change cycles to make gains in their students’ reading scores.
      Washington Educational Research Association (WERA) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) present the 29th Annual Washington State Assessment Conference on December 10–12, 2014 at the Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel and Conference Center. The annual conference is also
Learn about the five key principles that all teachers should know about second-language acquisition and the academic challenges English learners face.
The Ask A REL Reference Desk provides education stakeholders from the Northwest region with prompt, authoritative, and customized answers to research and policy questions. On a regular basis, we share our responses to questions from the field.
Attending a small school near the Quinault Reservation marked Bob Rath forever. Bob’s dedication to Native American, Hispanic, and rural education was evident during his tenure at Education Northwest, then known as Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). Bob made tremendous contributions
A list of resources related to tutoring students in reading and more, including "Couldn't Put It Down! Captivating the Hearts and Minds of Adolescent Readers", "Motivating Reluctant Adolescent Readers", and "Learns Tutoring Videos".
Discipline disparity is a growing problem in our schools. Disproportionate rates of suspensions and expulsions for students of color result in substantial loss of instructional time for these students.
This April 2013 article in Principal Leadership, written by OLN alliance researcher Vicki Nishioka, examines the research on disparities in exclusionary discipline policies and practices.

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