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Latinx Heritage Month Teaching Resources to Use All Year Long

National Hispanic Heritage Month officially lasts for 31 days, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Latinx heritage year-round. This list of teaching resources is a starting point to help students explore the diversity within the Latinx community.

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Research That Gives Back: Supporting Educators and English Learners

Diana Serrano | October 2020

Diana Serrano knows that education can be a powerful tool to support communities. As a child, Diana immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and met a network of caring teachers. Their support helped her get an education that opened doors to endless possibilities. Today, Diana gives back to educators through her research at Education Northwest. With a focus on English learners and bilingual education, Diana's research offers teachers practical, evidence-based supports that ensure all students, regardless of where they were born, can achieve their dreams.


We offer literacy expertise across the spectrum, from early literacy to postsecondary and from English learners to special education students and children with dyslexia. We offer training and technical assistance specifically designed for educators and educational leaders to build the strengths and literacy of all students.

Leadership Development

We partner with educators to find solutions to their unique literacy needs that includes supporting students with disabilities. Drawing from a wide range of evidence-backed strategies that match specific learning environments, we collaborate with our clients to identify the content and delivery methods that best meet their needs.

Program Evaluation

We provide data and analysis to help our clients assess their literacy efforts. We work closely with leaders to create customized evaluations in areas ranging from early literacy to adolescent reading. We also have deep experience with literacy research and have served literacy policy consultants to lawmakers and school leaders.

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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