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Working hand-in-hand with academic courses, career and technical education gives students the real-world skills they need to excel in a wide range of industries.
This webinar will introduce lesson study, showcase new implementation resources, and review research findings from the project. Participants will also hear from faculty and leaders about how this approach can be used to address current challenges in postsecondary education.
K-5 office discipline referrals in Oregon were less likely to result in suspensions or expulsions for most student racial/ethnic groups—except Black students—after 2015 state policy reform
Honoring Black History Month means supporting Black communities in schools all year long. In this blog, we share some ideas on how to make that commitment in your own school.
REL Northwest has designed a toolkit to help educators identify and use research-based policies and procedures for supporting newcomer immigrant students who are attending secondary schools in the United States.
In honor of National Mentoring Month, Education Northwest reflects on the important role mentors play (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) and provides some mentoring-related resources.
As schools and districts increasingly take a cross-curricular approach to improving student writing skills, it’s more important than ever that students get clear, consistent feedback from all their teachers. Support students and teachers alike by training your entire staff to use the 6+1 Trait®
Learn how Montana’s Hays Lodgepole School is weaving students’ Assiniboine and Gros Ventre culture into its curriculum.
Education Northwest researcher Diana Serrano experienced the power of education firsthand. Today, she gives back to English learners and educators through research grounded in practical application.
As an immigrant and first-generation student, Education Northwest researcher Manuel Vazquez draws on lived experience to identify evidence-based programs and policies that are grounded in equity.
How do past boarding school practices and policies affect our Native students and families today? Learn from several educators in the Western region who are successfully partnering with our Native communities.
As a self-identifying “brown-skinned Latina, first-generation immigrant,” Karen Pérez reflects on the meaning of Hispanic Heritage Month and how we can celebrate Latinx heritage.
An independent evaluation of Arkansas’ Professional Learning Communities at Work project determined that the program has positively impacted student achievement on the ACT Aspire assessment.
Join REL Northwest for the annual convening of the OR GPS Alliance—a partnership between practitioners and researchers working to improve high school graduation and postsecondary education completion for all Oregonians.
How can we make sure that the stories we teach in our schools not only honor the histories of Indigenous peoples but also respect them as diverse, thriving communities?
Education Northwest researchers recently completed a REL Northwest study that provides a landscape scan of secondary CTE programming in Oregon.
Karen joined Education Northwest as a leader in equity and systems improvement. She brings an asset-based, community-centered approach that helps leaders achieve equity for marginalized groups.
Need a starting point to make your teaching more inclusive of Latinx communities? See our list of resources for lesson plans, activities, documentaries, art, and more.
Learn strategies, raise consciousness, and begin to critically examine school practices that provide the opportunity for Latinx students and families to thrive in our schools.
Education Northwest celebrates the rich complexity of Latinx identity and the value that diverse cultures, histories, and languages bring to our community.

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