Creating Strong Schools and Communities

What We Do

Education Northwest Services

Since our inception in 1966, Education Northwest has earned a reputation as one of the premier providers of top-quality professional development, technical assistance, evaluation, and research services in the nation. We continue to offer customized services that address the specific needs of our clients and that are informed by over 50 years of community-based work in the Northwest and beyond.

Northwest Matters Blog

What Can District Leaders Do to Support Teachers of English Learners?

By Angela Sandino | June 28, 2018

All students need good instruction. When it comes to providing good instruction to English learners, additional instructional supports are needed.

Angela Sandino writes about strategies that school leaders can follow to create optimal conditions for their teachers with English learners in their classrooms.

This post accompanies our updated "What Teachers Should Know" resource that illustrates basic principles all educators can use to help their English learners progress in academics.

6+1 Trait Writing

Leadership Institute

Are you responsible for helping teachers improve writing instruction in your school or district? If the answer is “yes,” this institute is for you. Learn more, and join us in Boise, Idaho this August 6-7.

College & Career

Featured Area of Work

To raise high school graduation and college completion rates, close achievement gaps, and help students succeed in college and careers, it takes collaboration and support. We can help you bring together K–12, higher education, and community stakeholders to work toward these goals.


Institute for Youth Success

Impacting the lives of thousands of youths, the Institute for Youth Success builds the capacity of leadership and staff of youth serving organizations to innovate and deliver high quality services.

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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Why we do what we do

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Brian Sales;
National Mentoring Partnership

We have not only received valuable guidance on mentoring best practices, but have had the opportunity to deeply reflect on our entire organizational structure, and make it better!
Executive Director;
Portland-area nonprofit