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Join REL Northwest for a free Oct. 4 webinar exploring two programs that have helped underrepresented students earn a degree.
Belonging is a fundamental human need. What strategies that educators can use to help students feel more secure in their school experiences?
OLN Guest Blogger Carlos Sequeira outlines a new project designed to increase interest among talented and diverse Oregon high school students in becoming teachers.
Networks are a promising strategy for rural teachers to overcome the challenges of isolation. Danette Parsley provides three takeaways from our role in establishing a rural network in the Northwest.
The Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest is hosting Empowered Hour: Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!).
IYS Night at the Movies is a celebration—a time to recognize the work of the afterschool, mentoring, and youth-development staff in our community. Your dedication is transforming Oregon, one student at a time.
Steve Fleischman responds to a critic's assertion on the status of education research and points to several examples of research consistently and effectively building local capacity of educators in the field.
Jacob Williams looks at the role educators can play in supporting youth to help keep them out of trouble and discusses several risk domains associated with young people based on a new, comprehensive literature review.
Alaska's Superintendent of the Year breaks down the three principles that have helped shape his district: attention, building, and collaboration.
Jacqueline Raphael and Rhonda Barton look closely at the demands of the Common Core State Standards on student writing and show how a traits-based model for teaching writing can help educators meet the challenge.
"We wrestle with these issues of privilege, dominant culture, and expectations in North Clackamas schools. We’ve found that there is a strong interplay among instructional practices, equity, and leadership. At the intersection of these concepts lie five principles that we can follow to have a...
Steve Fleischman writes in praise of the new federal education law for its expansion of the use of evidence to drive school improvement.
Dr. Ethel Simon-McWilliams, a strong advocate for children and educational equity, died July 12, 2017. She joined Education Northwest (then known as the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory) in 1979 and served as the organization’s executive director/chief executive officer from the mid-1990s
Read about how Corbett School District Superintendent Randy Trani wanted the same opportunities for his district’s students as his own kids, and how the district is getting close to reaching its goals of 100 percent...
Springdale Elementary School in Washington state dedicated itself to school improvement through a series of focused change cycles. Did the school's efforts pay off?
Oregon's teacher of the year writes about how he came to place students' cultures front and center in his classroom and in the community and encourages more teachers to promote equity.
Caitlin Scott writes about the difficulties rural schools might face when replacing principals and a concept she finds promising for engaging rural students.
"Our district has taken pains to move beyond a conversation of race and equity to action. Of course, that’s easier said than done. We have gone from the stage where we identified and talked about the problem to the more challenging task of embracing our mission to ensure that every child reads...
Researcher Art Burke writes about a successful collaboration that eased the way for a district to translate research into practice and improve teaching for English learners.
As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are running a series on the work we do with the five states that make up our region. This post looks at how Idaho is changing and what’s needed to meet the demands of an evolving workforce.

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