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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.
"In my classrooms, I have tried multiple approaches, and through much experimentation, I’m convinced that what really matters is giving my students get as many opportunities as possible to practice subject-specific academic language through focused conversations with their peers."
As our 50th anniversary approaches, Board Chair Barbara Adams writes about how Education Northwest's work reflects its core values of equity and support for evidence-based policy and practice.
Researcher Vicki Nishioka frames alarming statistics for out-of-school suspensions and discipline disparities in preschool programs with a set of practices that can help schools end the problem.
Science inquiry poses particular linguistic challenges for English learners. Learn a few principles and strategies for effectively teaching science to students learning English.
The density and complexity of social science textbooks and other texts can be particularly challenging for English learners. What principles and strategies can social studies teachers employ?
Math has its own language, and English learners often struggle to understand math concepts in this language. What can math teachers do to help their English learner students succeed?
English learners benefit from the same approach to reading and writing as their peers but need additional supports. Find out what language arts teachers can do to support their English learners.
Education Northwest salutes Oregon’s Chief Education Officer Dr. Nancy Golden for an inspirational career serving students and the state of Oregon. As Nancy retires from her 42 years of service, she leaves behind an education system that is better because of her contributions. From her role as a
As economic forces shift in rural areas, how can creating expanded educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math make a difference for rural students? Guest Blogger Barbara Peterson answers the question in a post based on an article she coauthored in the May 2015 issue of...
This blog post provides strategies for educators to help promote family involvement in students’ education. Tips include communicating early; establishing a consistent, targeted strategy for...
"The NEP is nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California. They share the values of the OLN and a commitment to achieving educational equity. NEP works to ensure that each child receives what he or she needs to develop to his or her full academic and social potential."
Steve Fleischman reflects on how using research and evidence to provide an excellent education for every student was as important 50 years ago as it is today.
United by a common mission to improve the lives of our children and communities in the Northwest, the Institute for Youth Success (formerly known as Oregon Mentors) will merge with Education Northwest effective August 15, 2015. This merger will create a full-service, innovative regional center to
Kindergarten transitions are important for children to succeed in school and later in life. What do principals need to know to help their youngest students thrive?
Do English learner students miss more class time due to discipline than their non-English learner peers? Art Burke examines this and other questions in his newly published REL Northwest study.
Danette Parsley writes about two exceptional schools in rural Oregon that are beating the odds through data use, high-quality instruction, community building, and strong leadership.
Designed to help districts assess and optimize their English learner (EL) services, this research-based tool contains 71 items organized into eight sections that address key components of a district’s program for English learners.
Malkeet Singh writes about the potential of the Common Core State Standards to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students and his own work in providing professional development to math teachers.
Accelerated learning can improve students’ postsecondary outcomes, and a new study finds that one in three Oregon public high school students participated in this kind of coursework.

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