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Today, we have an unprecedented opportunity to develop and implement innovative solutions that address long-standing educational challenges. One example is accountability testing.
Learn strategies for developing an online community with EL students, such as leveraging their digital skills, creating buddy systems, holding breakfast meetings, and checking in with families.
The sudden pivot to online teaching comes with plenty of challenges, but teachers may be further ahead than they realize because they have already built relationships with their students. Mandy Smoker Broaddus explores different tools and resources to build upon that foundation.
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. This phrase resonates now more than ever. It also describes the way Native communities have been showing up for education during the COVID-19 pandemic—tribal elders, leaders, advocates, and educators have been finding creative ways to engage
As we move from weeks to months of social distancing, school closures, and remote work—and we envision an education system fundamentally changed by the COVID-19 pandemic—Education Northwest is responding to our partners’ changing needs. Today, school and district leaders have transitioned from the
The U.S. educational system is now experiencing a test run for the future. COVID-19 has demonstrated that despite the widespread use of online learning in many educational settings, we are still woefully unprepared to meet the needs of all students in such an environment. When students do return to
Children typically learn best through a combination of whole-class, group, and individual learning activities—using a computer, if available, simply as a tool. But COVID-19 has turned our schools (and world) upside down, requiring many students to work primarily alone from home on a computer. In
To our partners, clients, and friends, As we enter uncharted waters and learn as a society how to cope with the realities and requirements of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to share what we are doing at Education Northwest. Like you, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our
Transferring from a community college to a university can be challenging. Without adequate support—as well as practices and policies that set them up for success—community college students may struggle to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree. According to the Beginning Postsecondary Student study,
Math success for students with learning disabilities and struggling learners starts with solid teaching practices combined with necessary, specially designed teaching adjustments.
Teachers can create a rich learning experience for everyone by providing the necessary accommodations for students with dyslexia, while also embracing their unique skills and perspectives.
In a summer reflection blog post, Jacqueline Raphael discusses teaching students writing as a craft and how that might look in the classroom.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus writes about Oregon S.B. 13 as a way for tribal peoples to have their presence validated across the state and in classrooms.
With more English learners in American schools, it's important to equip teachers to make learning accessible for all students. A new tool for coaching teachers can help schools meet this challenge.
Hiring more teachers of color benefits all students academically and builds the school community—and it's the right thing to do.
Intermediary partners can have a strong, positive impact on education networks. What are the qualities that make a good intermediary?
How can teachers reach all their students—including students from cultural backgrounds different from their own?
Bringing people together Is an investment that pays off—but how do you cover costs to build educator networks?
Jacqueline Raphael highlights a set of best practices that emerging networks can follow and makes a case for using an experienced intermediary organization to serve as the network's “backbone.”
Understanding how to integrate different approaches can go a long way toward helping students of color build a sense of belonging at school.

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