Creating Strong Schools and Communities

Nelson Scholarship

Camille Wynecoop

2018 Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship recipient Camille Wynecoop sees her master’s program in curriculum and instruction at the University of Idaho as a step toward a dream job that involves serving as an education leader in a Native community, helping families reunify with their children and educating parents on child development.

Northwest Matters Blog

Creating a More Welcoming and Culturally Responsive School Community to Engage American Indian and Alaska Native Families

By Mandy Smoker Broaddus | November 26, 2018

Culturally responsive systems are the key to improving outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native students in school and in life.

On our blog, Mandy Smoker Broaddus writes about the importance of schools finding ways to connect to and honor the unique history, cultures and languages of American Indian and Alaska Native students. When students experience shared respect and mutual understanding, it creates the necessary conditions for them to thrive.

6+1 Trait Writing

Revised Rubrics

The core of the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment is the set of rubrics that specify how to assess the quality of student writing and tailor instruction to students’ needs.

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. Education Northwest 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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