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Once schools are using data to identify the students at risk of falling through the cracks, what’s the next step? Graduation coaches who help kids cross the graduation stage is one potential solution.
Our librarians recently compiled this list of the latest studies and resources that states, districts and schools can draw from to create and improve CTE programs.
A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable...
What educational barriers do youth face when they enter and exit the juvenile justice system, and how can schools and detention facilities help incarcerated youth keep their education on track?
With raising Oregon high school graduation rate a top priority, we asked Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor a few questions on the direction that the state is taking to make progress in this area.
Mike Siebersma writes about the urgency around boosting Oregon's high school graduation rate and a few of ways Education Northwest is helping form the solution.
What strategies promote teacher collaboration across a school and provide English learners more opportunities for academic success?
How well do students feel they get along with their teachers? Three students from Portland YouthBuilders share experiences on the role that teacher-student relationships have played in their high school education.
What skills can teachers learn to relate better to their students across cultures? Researcher Vicki Nishioka offers strategies to build teacher-student relationships and close the racial discipline gap.
New federal law requires state and local education agencies to engage in "timely and meaningful" consultation with area tribes while preparing and submitting plans for federal programs. But what does “meaningful” consultation look like?
Montana has the best graduation rate in the state's history. State Superintendent Denise Juneau writes about the initiative that brought together educators, communities, educators, nonprofit organizations and businesses to help make that happen.
After fly fishing on Oregon's McKenzie River, Steve Fleischman connects his experience to the Every Student Succeeds Act and the practical choices educators make when determining how rigorous evidence should be when planning their school improvement efforts.
Based on their experiences working with districts in Washington state, researchers David Stevens and Theresa Deussen offer three recommendations for districts on using data to help ensure equitable educational experiences and outcomes for students.
In May 2018, we explored educator networks in the Northwest that enhance professional development and student engagement.
English learners need to develop math and reading skills as well as their knowledge of social studies and science—even while learning English. Find out what the research says on this topic.
      Are you responsible for helping teachers improve writing instruction in your school or district? If the answer is “yes,” this institute is for you. Designed specifically for individuals or teams charged with leading systemwide literacy efforts, this institute will review the basics for the 6
Read how the NW RISE network that connects educators in rural schools across the Northwest inspired a new network in a remote Alaska school district the size of West Virginia.
Preparing students for their next steps in life is at the core of every high school’s mission. We're featuring programs and practices that help educators empower students toward their next steps on our blog, website and social media. Here are some of the thought pieces, actionable tools and
Oregon’s Education Innovation Officer writes about the necessity to improve the state’s graduation rate and a few of the promising practices that could help Oregon reach its goal.
With experience working to improve data use in two southern Oregon school districts, Guest Blogger Todd Bloomquist shares the questions that informed the process and takeaways for districts looking to improve the ways they use data to support student success.

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