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English Language Learner (ELL) students bring substantial assets such as bilingualism and biculturalism to communities and classrooms, yet their educational achievement is often lower than that of their non-ELL peers. To address this, Beaverton School District partnered with Education Northwest to
For districts, what's the sweet spot for balancing school improvement decision making? This reflection process will help refine your approach.
What do students and families want to hear from school leaders in their-back-to-school messages? Shadiin Garcia shares a list that she's gathered.
Starting college can be stressful for all students but in particular for those who have experienced trauma. How can educators help?
With a growing body of research showing the positive impact of diverse teachers on students outcomes, what does the research say on strategies for hiring more teachers of color?
Providing students with structure and boundaries doesn't have to take a big effort and can help young people learn more effectively.
Once you make gains in school improvement, how do you sustain them and keep going?
Intermediary organizations that serve as the hub or backbone of an education network can be integral to a network’s success. Use this checklist to assess whether a potential intermediary partner can fulfill the core capacities to support your emerging network. For more information, see the
Earning college credit while still in high school can benefit students in many ways. What can states, districts and schools do to help their dual-credit programs become successful?
Our conversation with Dana Kelly and Carson Howell from the Idaho State Board of Education on Idaho’s approach and success in creating dual-credit programs.
A study found disparities in advanced course enrollment among students from different language groups. What can schools do to increase advanced course enrollment and success for English learners?
Incorporating youth voice into academic settings requires educators and other adults to be mindful and think critically about when they need to step up (and step out) to best support youth.
With ESSA placing states and districts in the driver’s seat when it comes to school improvement, what lessons can be learned from the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program?
Check out this collection of blog posts, videos, education research and websites to help teachers strengthen their relationships with all their students.
Guest Blogger Jason Younker writes on the challenges colleges face in identifying their American Indian and Alaska Native students and the solution that U of O developed to better serve the community.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus writes on how Montana is creating language-immersion elementary classrooms as one strategy to restore and revitalize Native languages.
Empowering Volunteers and Increasing Impact: Lessons from SMART’s Refreshed Volunteer Training Program
When students are struggling in reading and writing, a promising approach is to emphasize the connections through strategies like sentence starters and mentor texts. Our author gives insights.
Students with dyslexia are intelligent but struggle to "crack the code" of written language. What can educators do to best support them in the classroom?
      Date and time: August 22, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Education Northwest, 101 SW Main, Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97204 Cost: $40 Scholarships available for rural youth development programs. Contact Celeste Janssen for more information on scholarships. Throughout the United States,

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