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Scholarship Opportunity

Emerging Native Ed Leaders

Do you know a Native graduate student in the Northwest who is pursuing a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research or a closely related field? The Nelson Scholarship strives to increase Native representation in education leadership by providing financial support and more. Please share! Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

Northwest Matters Blog

Report Spotlights Promising Practices for Supporting Oregon's Transfer Students

Michelle Hodara | January 2020

When students decide to transfer from a community college to a university, they may encounter challenges and struggle to earn a bachelor’s degree. To better understand the transfer landscape in Oregon, as well as the positive role postsecondary institutions play in supporting transfer students, The Ford Family Foundation recently commissioned a collaborative research project that led to six case studies and culminated in a report.

On our blog, Michelle Hodara discusses the research findings and potential next steps.


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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