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The Ask A REL Reference Desk provides education stakeholders from the Northwest region with prompt, authoritative, and customized answers to research and policy questions. On a regular basis, we share our responses to questions from the field.
Many rural school districts face challenges such as high rates of poverty, geographic isolation, and low student engagement.
A list of resources related to tutoring students in reading and more, including "Couldn't Put It Down! Captivating the Hearts and Minds of Adolescent Readers", "Motivating Reluctant Adolescent Readers", and "Learns Tutoring Videos".
Discipline disparity is a growing problem in our schools. Disproportionate rates of suspensions and expulsions for students of color result in substantial loss of instructional time for these students.
This April 2013 article in Principal Leadership, written by OLN alliance researcher Vicki Nishioka, examines the research on disparities in exclusionary discipline policies and practices.
Our Evidence Blast series provides research, data, and resources to help practitioners and policymakers make important decisions about schools and students.
This July 2013 NASSP Principal’s Research Review, written by Education Northwest’s Sarah Frazelle and Rhonda Barton, looks at the research on Early Warning Systems (EWS)
According to a study, 10 to 20 percent of students who enroll in college do not end up attending in the fall. Summer melt is even more prevalent for low-income students, students in large urban districts, and community-college bound students—with attrition rates as high as 40 percent.
Although discipline disparities along racial and gender lines have gained increasing attention in recent years, students with disabilities are not always a part...
      The Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) offers institutes twice a year to participants from its member organizations. The program includes plenary and breakout sessions designed to build the capacity of education leaders to sustain research-based equitable practices across Oregon’s P-20 education
      The Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) offers institutes twice a year to participants from its member organizations. The program includes plenary and breakout sessions designed to build the capacity of education leaders to sustain research-based equitable practices across Oregon’s P-20 education
The 46th annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention and Trade Show is taking place in Portland on October 14–16....
Education Northwest launched a new scholarship program for Native educators at the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) convention...
This Traits-Common Core State Standards crosswalk provides a side-by-side comparison between the content of the 6+1 Traits and the first three CCSS writing standards for grades 11–12.
This collection of K–12 student papers and the accompanying annotations come from Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects. Additional scores and annotations
Regional updates, background information, and more on the effort to establish shared mathematics and English language arts standards.
The following are Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources that focus on Assessment.
The following are Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources that focus on English language arts.
The following are Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources that focus on implementation.
A series published by Education Northwest to keep regional stakeholders informed about the Common Core initiative.

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