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“This is our moment,” proclaimed Michele McLaughlin, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Knowledge Alliance (KA), in two presentations June 25 and 28 to Education Northwest staff and board members. McLaughlin was referring to increasing recognition that policy and practice informed by evidence
What are the most effective uses of college readiness indicators? Jenny Nagaoka of the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) and Dr. Susan Fairchild of New Visions for Public Schools responded to that question in a webinar earlier this month. “Staying on Track for College Readiness,” funded
What does postsecondary success mean in Alaska? More than 30 Alaska State Policy Research Alliance (ASPRA) members, education policymakers, and other stakeholders gathered in Anchorage earlier this month to delve into this topic and break ground on a statewide indicator system for monitoring
On June 19, 2013, Education Northwest announced the appointment, effective immediately, of Dr. Danette Parsley to serve as the organization’s Chief Program Officer, and Ms. Joy Bell to serve as its Chief Operating Officer. These are new executive positions in the organization. Parsley, who
If you are a teacher of grades 3–12, special education, or English language learners; literacy coach or trainer; curriculum specialist; or school or district administrator, we can help you prepare for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Education Northwest’s Caitlin Scott was honored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) as the 2013 Emerging Scholar in School Turnaround and Reform. Scott received the award at AERA’s annual meeting in April because of her contributions to school turnaround research and evaluation.
What makes a research alliance successful? How can researchers and practitioners work together to make an impact? To explore those questions, Education Northwest hosted the first REL Northwest Research Alliance Forum at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, on April 25, 2013. The event brought
A Pacific Northwest science teacher, Jeff Charbonneau of Zillah, WA, has been named the 2013 national teacher of the year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
“Equity is about giving people what they need,” Dr. Patrick Camangian of the University of San Francisco told members of the Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) at the Governor Hotel in Portland on April 10th. The keynote speaker at the OLN 2013 Spring Institute, Camangian addressed the theme of the
Education Northwest’s work in school improvement, equity, and STEM will be highlighted at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 27–May 1 in San Francisco. One of the premier research gatherings in the nation, this year’s event focuses on “Education and
In 1972, the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory received funding from the National Institute of Education for the development of a community-based reading and language arts program especially for Indian children. Twelve Northwest Indian reservations actively participated in the program from

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