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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.
How can teachers reach all their students—including students from cultural backgrounds different from their own?
Bringing people together Is an investment that pays off—but how do you cover costs to build educator networks?
Partners from CCSSO, AIR and Education Northwest adapted two widely used teacher evaluation and support systems into new resources for teachers with English learners in their classrooms.
This resource examines the issue of trust within the context of school improvement, looking specifically at teacher-teacher and teacher-principal relationships.
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.”
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
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?
Reauthorization of federal CTE legislation offers states an opportunity to rethink their CTE performance indicators. Steve Klein provides a set of principles to help guide states' work.
According to Karen Martin, a teacher and instructional coach in Alaska, the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network builds connections.
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
Sonta Hamilton Roach writes about creating an education system that embraces culture and fits the needs of students, families and community members.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus shares a set of steps that can make an immediate impact in helping American Indian and Alaska Native students, families and community members feel welcome at school.
Centering cultural responsiveness on youth, families and elders and making cultural connections across the curriculum are two of the family engagement strategies shared in this blog post.
Teachers can engage in self-education and open up their classrooms to culture in forming strategies to end persistent and damaging stereotypes.
Check out this collection of blog posts, videos, education research and websites to help teachers strengthen their relationships with all their students.
Legislation that establishes tribal K-12 schools is a step toward honoring meaningful self-determination policy for Native people. It's also a way to emphasize Native culture and improve student outcomes.
Building the academic vocabulary of English learner students while teaching math or history can be a heavy lift for teachers. Tim Blackburn writes about an approach a California high school is adopting.

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