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

If You Read Only One Education Book This Summer

By Steve Fleischman | July 18, 2018

Looking for something to read in the final weeks of summer?

Steve Fleischman recommends Wildflowers, by Jonathan P. Raymond—a book that tells the story of how a superintendent applied a “whole child” view to every decision and action taken across his district. Illuminating the district's credo to "Put Children First," Wildflowers may inspire you to do more and better.

Free copies of Wildflowers are available to the first 10 blog readers to make a request. You can find details at the end of the post.

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