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Northwest Matters Blog

Doing Right by Kids at the Intersection of Equity, Trauma-Informed Practice and SEL

Sarah Pierce | August 5, 2019

Understanding how to integrate different approaches can go a long way toward helping students of color build a sense of belonging at school.

On our blog, Sarah Pierce discusses the effect of microaggressions on brain development, the need for students to have at least one adult they trust at school, the importance of reaching kids across learning environments and other topics.

Professional Learning

We are committed to helping your school or district improve its capacity to foster safety, implement culturally responsive practices, eliminate discipline disparities and engage families and communities. We will work with to provide evidence-based technical assistance and professional development that works.

Leadership Development

Culturally responsive leadership is critical for school systems to become more equitable. We provide technical assistance and professional development to help you build leaders’ capacity to examine policies and practices with an equity lens and use evidence-based practices to eliminate achievement gaps.

Policy Analysis

Do your school policies ensure equitable access and opportunity for every student? Education Northwest can work with you to analyze and improve state or district policies to create safe schools, address educational inequity and/or ensure compliance with state and federal nondiscrimination laws.

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.

Northwest Comprehensive Center

The NWCC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides high-impact training and technical assistance to state education agencies in the Northwest states. Our work focuses on the priorities of educator effectiveness and school improvement.

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