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Like many educators, I try to take time in the summer to reflect and recharge. For many of you, a new school year is about to begin—or already has. For others, the summer break will last just a few more weeks. I know that when I taught, this was when I asked myself, “How can I do better by my
What I remember most from when my kid was starting kindergarten is the anxiety. We didn’t know the school as well as we would have liked, didn’t know the staff, or even the name of our son’s teacher. The orientation materials arrived in the mail just before the school year started and didn’t answer
This year, on July 2, we will mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. For me, as director of the Region X Equity Assistance Center, it is another landmark because the Equity Assistance Centers were created in the Civil Rights Act as Desegregation Assistance Centers.
Insights drawn from the latest research and a set of trauma-informed classroom practices for educators.
Addressing the unique needs of students from diverse backgrounds is one of the major challenges facing public education today because many teachers are inadequately prepared with the relevant content knowledge, experience, and training. Inadequate preparation can create a cultural gap between
      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
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.
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.
This guide addresses bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools; captures similarities in the causes, types and responses to different forms of bias; and addresses the legal aspects of dealing with this problem.
These guides provide districts with guidance for accurately and consistently entering students’ names into school, district and state databases.
      Elementary teachers are well-versed in English Language Arts shifts in the Common Core Standards—but are they equitable? That’s a matter of practice. In our Shifting Toward a Culturally Responsive Common Core webinars, we’ll unpack each shift and strategies to ensure the shift is applied to
The education world is paying more attention than ever before to gaps in our students’ writing ability. What’s helping to close the gap at Roosevelt High School, Oregon’s most diverse high school, is extending writing beyond the classroom. In 2012, this North Portland high school used funds from
      The 2016 NorthWest PBIS Network Spring Conference returns to Portland for the Northwest’s largest gathering of thought leaders, classroom teachers and faculty, community providers, parents, administrators, researchers, and other critically important practitioners and contributors in the field
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 professional development opportunity is offered through a partnership between the Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) and the National Equity Project. The event is hosted by Northwest Regional ESD. Educators across the country are grappling with how best to implement a new set of standards,
      This professional development opportunity is offered through a partnership between the Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) and the National Equity Project. The event is hosted by the Northwest Regional ESD. Whether it’s implementing the Common Core or a new family engagement strategy, many
At last week’s Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) Fall Leadership Institute, more than 400 leaders and educators from OLN member districts and organizations gathered to focus on leading for equity. Cohosted by North Clackamas Schools, the institute featured presentations by the National Equity Project
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
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
Although discipline disparities along racial and gender lines have gained increasing attention in recent years, students with disabilities are not always a part...

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