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      Schools and districts nationwide are turning to Early Warning Systems (EWS) to reduce dropout rates and promote on-time graduation. Two elements that are essential for an effective EWS are the development of an implementation team and the alignment of the EWS with related data use initiatives
The Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) promotes the engagement of school and district staff to continually examine and discuss potential inequities. These conversations may address policy and procedural issues, student engagement issues, allocation or redistribution of resources, or just a new way of
This paper looks at reading performance and the achievement gaps between Native Hawaiian students and their white peers with an eye toward informing policy.
Findings from two large community college systems show that completing developmental education courses in reading and writing leads to an increase in earnings, suggesting that developmental education English credits may improve individuals’ employability. However, the study also shows that
      Can a sense of belonging influence a young person’s engagement, motivation, and persistence in school? Research is increasingly recognizing that feeling valued and accepted by others is an important psychological factor for academic success, particularly for underrepresented groups of
This guide from REL Northwest provides implementation strategies based on the experiences and recommendations of early warning systems practitioners throughout the United States.
      The 2016 NorthWest PBIS Network Spring Conference returns to Portland for the Northwest’s largest gathering of thought leaders, classroom teachers and faculty, community providers, parents, administrators, researchers, and other critically important practitioners and contributors in the field
Our schools exist because of our students. As educators we have the awesome responsibility and unique opportunity to reach, teach and prepare our students for tomorrow. To make sure we are doing the best we can, we need to hear directly from our students. Their voices must be heard. Empowered
      The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) advances research on policies, programs, and practices that cause educational and related outcomes.Under the theme, "Lost in Translation: Building Pathways from Knowledge to Action," the Spring 2016 conference focuses on
      Education Northwest’s work across several research areas including support for English language learners, college and career readiness, and school improvement will be highlighted at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 8–12 in Washington, DC.
SIRS: 1987- 1995 The School Improvement Research Series was produced by the School Improvement Program of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory under a contract with the Office of Educational Research and Improvement U.S. Department of Education. See also Effective Schooling Practices: A
In a three-minute video, educators from small rural schools in the Pacific Northwest talk about the value of participating in a network.
Creating and enforcing a clear and equitable discipline policy plays an important role in ensuring that all students are afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential. For more than three decades, however, research has documented a gap between how discipline is assigned to students of
This case study spotlights the promises and challenges of a high school-community college collaboration in Hawaii, the goal of which is to better prepare secondary students for postsecondary success.
One approach to improve the college and career readiness of American students is to increase the rigor of the high school diploma requirements so that they align with the knowledge and skills required of college and careers.This is the approach of the Step Up Scholars program in Hawaiʻi, a
The Impact of the Road Map World Language Credit Program on Student Attitudes Toward Bilingualism and School How can we honor bilingualism and encourage students and educators to recognize bilingualism as an asset? The Road Map World Language Credit Program seeks to do this by awarding up to four
This study addresses the impact of the Road Map World Language Credit Program on students’ attitudes toward bilingualism and school.
This document is organized to provide training and basic information for use of the Indigenous Culture-Based Education Rubrics, which were originally developed to measure culture-based education (CBE) program levels in partner schools. Each of these schools focuses on the use and teaching of an
Education Northwest has refined and updated the 6+1 Trait Writing rubrics that that specify how to assess the quality of student writing and tailor instruction to students’ needs.
Whether driven by inherent challenges affecting student performance or simply an aspiration to excel, schools want to do better. The challenge is finding a way to get there.

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