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This classic research synthesis by Researcher Kathleen Cotton cites classroom, school, and district practices that research has shown to foster positive student achievement, attitudes and social behavior.
This 2004 booklet presents some research-based ideas as a starting place for those who want to develop better policies and practices to support student attendance.
      Tue, Apr 16, 2019 10 a.m- 11 a.m. Pacific Is your state’s adult education funding model up-to-date? Does it take into account provider equity or performance? Join us for an interactive webinar on April 16 with presenters, Laura Rasmussen Foster and Education Northwest's Steve Klein, to
This classic brief reviews research on the relationship between teachers' classroom questioning behaviors and a variety of student outcomes, including achievement, retention and participation.
This classic brief looks at the research on activities pursued by teachers to keep track of student learning for purposes of making instructional decisions and providing student feedback.
Placing students into small groups can be a powerful approach to stimulate learning. This resource serves educators looking to improve classroom instruction through small-group student learning.
This classic 1989 brief from researchers Kathleen Cotton and Karen Reed Wikelund remains widely cited and circulated more than 20 years after original publication.
Hiring more teachers of color benefits all students academically and builds the school community—and it's the right thing to do.
This resource examines the issue of trust within the context of school improvement, looking specifically at teacher-teacher and teacher-principal relationships.
English Language Learner (ELL) students bring substantial assets such as bilingualism and biculturalism to communities and classrooms, yet their educational achievement is often lower than that of their non-ELL peers. To address this, Beaverton School District partnered with Education Northwest to
Intermediary partners can have a strong, positive impact on education networks. What are the qualities that make a good intermediary?
According to Karen Martin, a teacher and instructional coach in Alaska, the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network builds connections.
How can teachers reach all their students—including students from cultural backgrounds different from their own?
With a growing body of research showing the positive impact of diverse teachers on students outcomes, what does the research say on strategies for hiring more teachers of color?
Bringing people together Is an investment that pays off—but how do you cover costs to build educator networks?
Intermediary organizations that serve as the hub or backbone of an education network can be integral to a network’s success. Use this checklist to assess whether a potential intermediary partner can fulfill the core capacities to support your emerging network. For more information, see the
Ready Services can bring the same value as having your own research librarian on staff. Our goal: Help educators make informed decisions about policies and practices.
Jacqueline Raphael highlights a set of best practices that emerging networks can follow and makes a case for using an experienced intermediary organization to serve as the network's “backbone.”
Check out this collection of blog posts, videos, education research and websites to help teachers strengthen their relationships with all their students.
For Black History Month, we recognize the leadership of nine role models from the Pacific Northwest connected to our public schools, higher education and the development of young people.

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