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Mandy Smoker Broaddus writes on how Montana is creating language-immersion elementary classrooms as one strategy to restore and revitalize Native languages.
A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable...
What educational barriers do youth face when they enter and exit the juvenile justice system, and how can schools and detention facilities help incarcerated youth keep their education on track?
How well do students feel they get along with their teachers? Three students from Portland YouthBuilders share experiences on the role that teacher-student relationships have played in their high school education.
What skills can teachers learn to relate better to their students across cultures? Researcher Vicki Nishioka offers strategies to build teacher-student relationships and close the racial discipline gap.
Our librarians compiled this list of evidence-based resources containing information on what changes schools can make to create a more welcoming school climate and increase the engagement of American Indian and Alaska Native families in schools.
Based on their experiences working with districts in Washington state, researchers David Stevens and Theresa Deussen offer three recommendations for districts on using data to help ensure equitable educational experiences and outcomes for students.
Cyberbullying, or electronic aggression, is unwanted behavior by a student or group of students that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant message, websites or social media. Like in-person bullying, cyberbullying presents a serious risk to the psychological, physical and social safety of
Laura John writes about how Montana's graduation rates for American Indian students are rising and the state's various programs and initiatives that are helping close the achievement gap in Indian Country.
"To paraphrase Author Robert Fulghum, school is where we learn to share, play fair, not hit others, and say you’re sorry when you hurt someone. It is also the place where we learn to clean up our own messes."
Jacob Williams looks at the role educators can play in supporting youth to help keep them out of trouble and discusses several risk domains associated with young people based on a new, comprehensive literature review.
"We wrestle with these issues of privilege, dominant culture, and expectations in North Clackamas schools. We’ve found that there is a strong interplay among instructional practices, equity, and leadership. At the intersection of these concepts lie five principles that we can follow to have a...
Oregon's teacher of the year writes about how he came to place students' cultures front and center in his classroom and in the community and encourages more teachers to promote equity.
Culturally responsive systems are the key to improving outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native students in school and in life.
Find out about the progress community colleges in Oregon are making to support students who are traditionally required to take developmental education courses and face a high risk for not graduating from college.
This brief serves as a resource for K–12 districts, state education agencies, higher education institutions and district Title VI Indian education offices.
Join REL Northwest for a free Oct. 4 webinar exploring two programs that have helped underrepresented students earn a degree.
OLN Guest Blogger Carlos Sequeira outlines a new project designed to increase interest among talented and diverse Oregon high school students in becoming teachers.
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
One form of bullying, harassment, or discrimination often can lead to another. This guide uncovers similarities in the causes, types and responses to different forms of bias and the legal aspects of this problem.

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