How Black Students Make Decisions About their Futures


Experience Matters: Scaling Workplace Learning for Youth

After-school employment has great potential to reinforce and expand on classroom learning—if students, educators, and employers collaborate. Steve Klein argues that collaborations between educators and companies can be a win-win-win—for all.


Finding the Green Zone: Trauma-Informed Practices in the Classroom

October 2021

What does it mean to use trauma-informed practices in the classroom? As Homeless Youth Awareness Month approaches, Lena Fox reflects on the importance of understanding and accommodating the needs of students who have experienced trauma, including homelessness. She offers clear principles and concrete techniques to help students reach or return to their “green zone”—where they are rested, centered, happy, and ready to learn.

Federal Projects

REL Northwest

Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest is one of 10 regional educational laboratories across the nation dedicated to improving the use of research and data in policy and classroom practice. REL Northwest is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Region 17 Comprehensive Center

The Region 17 CC at Education Northwest is part of a national network of 19 CCs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The network’s goal is to provide high-impact training and technical services to education leaders across the country.

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