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It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. This phrase resonates now more than ever. It also describes the way Native communities have been showing up for education during the COVID-19 pandemic—tribal elders, leaders, advocates, and educators have been finding creative ways to engage
      To gather information about the field of out-of-school time science, technology, engineering, and math (OST STEM), Education Northwest recently conducted a national scan of OST STEM programs for the Overdeck Family Foundation. The goal of the scan was to describe the experiences of OST STEM
As we move from weeks to months of social distancing, school closures, and remote work—and we envision an education system fundamentally changed by the COVID-19 pandemic—Education Northwest is responding to our partners’ changing needs. Today, school and district leaders have transitioned from the
The U.S. educational system is now experiencing a test run for the future. COVID-19 has demonstrated that despite the widespread use of online learning in many educational settings, we are still woefully unprepared to meet the needs of all students in such an environment. When students do return to
Children typically learn best through a combination of whole-class, group, and individual learning activities—using a computer, if available, simply as a tool. But COVID-19 has turned our schools (and world) upside down, requiring many students to work primarily alone from home on a computer. In
As schools, districts, and other educational entities identify their needs during this unprecedented time, Education Northwest is here to provide customized services and resources.
The Big Picture SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization, needed a robust blended learning program to help learners in various settings (middle schools, high schools, postsecondary institutions, and workforce development programs) explore career possibilities and pathways.
To our partners, clients, and friends, As we enter uncharted waters and learn as a society how to cope with the realities and requirements of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to share what we are doing at Education Northwest. Like you, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our
Lesson Study is a structured, collaborative professional development intervention with evidence showing that it improves mathematics instruction among K-12 teachers. Lesson Study provides a framework for instructors to actively investigate how to improve learning in their classrooms. Resources from
Math success for students with learning disabilities and struggling learners starts with solid teaching practices combined with necessary, specially designed teaching adjustments.
Washington state continues to face a critical teacher shortage. To address the problem, state policymakers and district administrators are looking at “grow-your-own” teacher strategies, which seek to identify and support current paraeducators and limited certificated teachers who are interested in
Teachers can create a rich learning experience for everyone by providing the necessary accommodations for students with dyslexia, while also embracing their unique skills and perspectives.
Transferring from a community college to a university can be challenging. Without adequate support—as well as practices and policies that set them up for success—community college students may struggle to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree. According to the Beginning Postsecondary Student study,
In a summer reflection blog post, Jacqueline Raphael discusses teaching students writing as a craft and how that might look in the classroom.
States are developing comprehensive educational data systems that contain a wealth of student data spanning the pre-K, K-12, and postsecondary education systems.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus writes about Oregon S.B. 13 as a way for tribal peoples to have their presence validated across the state and in classrooms.
With more English learners in American schools, it's important to equip teachers to make learning accessible for all students. A new tool for coaching teachers can help schools meet this challenge.
The Community College Research Center and Education Northwest are collaborating to adapt a pilot project at three community colleges in Oregon to test the usefulness of the lesson study professional development model in higher education.
In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we’re excited to share some of the important work being conducted in the Northwest region and beyond to promote success for American Indian and Alaska Native students and to increase awareness of the contributions of Native people, past and present.
Provide better support to early learning programs and kindergarten transitions with these resources from Education Northwest and REL Northwest.

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