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      Join the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest for a series of professional development opportunities designed for youth program staff. Intro to Active Participatory Approach—Free! July 19 (Portland, Ore., location TBA, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) How do young people learn? Is your
      Registration Open October 17–18, 2016 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Education Northwest, Portland, Oregon Want to learn how to set the conditions required for effective discussion and collaboration focused on equity work — and gain the essential knowledge and skills for responding to groups’ unique
Join us as we look back on our first 50 years with a new video featuring the voices of Education Northwest staff members describing how their work connects to civil rights by striving to create equitable opportunities for all students and a timeline of the major national and regional milestones...
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, Education Northwest celebrates the careers and service of four leaders from our region who are making a difference in the lives of Latino students and families.
English learner students who were enrolled in Washington state public high schools between 2009-2010 and 2012-2013 took fewer advanced courses per school year than never-English learner students, according to a new study by REL Northwest—but students who were similarly academically prepared took...
Joyce Harris, community outreach manager at Education Northwest, received a lifetime achievement award from the Portland Human Rights Commission on Dec. 2 at the Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards ceremony.
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
This guide from REL Northwest provides implementation strategies based on the experiences and recommendations of early warning systems practitioners throughout the United States.
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
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
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 ® 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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