Education Northwest is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation.
We are prioritizing our activities to protect the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff and to support our region’s students, educators, and school systems.

Helping Schools Navigate Uncharted Waters

Case Study: SkillsUSA

Exploring Career Readiness in Middle School and Beyond With

Education Northwest partnered with SkillsUSA to build a nationwide career readiness program aligned with best practices in project-based blended learning. We designed and delivered multiple sets of “Experiences” featuring mobile-friendly, 508-compliant online learning modules and project-based learning activities.

Northwest Matters Blog

How Native Communities are Harnessing the Internet to Share Traditional and Contemporary Knowledge with Students

Mandy Smoker Broaddus | May 2020

From Indigenous language lessons streamed on Facebook Live to American Indian history lessons and oral traditions uploaded to YouTube, Native communities have been finding creative ways to engage learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, they are sending an important message to Indigenous youth: We are here for you. Your languages and culture are here for you. In times of crisis, your identity matters and can be a sustaining force. In our latest blog post, Mandy Smoker Broaddus takes a deeper dive into some of these innovative educational strategies.


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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National Mentoring Partnership

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