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Intermediary partners can have a strong, positive impact on education networks. What are the qualities that make a good intermediary?
As schools, districts, and other educational entities identify their needs during this unprecedented time, Education Northwest is here to provide customized services and resources.
How can teachers reach all their students—including students from cultural backgrounds different from their own?
The Big Picture SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization, needed a robust blended learning program to help learners in various settings (middle schools, high schools, postsecondary institutions, and workforce development programs) explore career possibilities and pathways.
Bringing people together Is an investment that pays off—but how do you cover costs to build educator networks?
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
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.”
Reauthorization of federal CTE legislation offers states an opportunity to rethink their CTE performance indicators. Steve Klein provides a set of principles to help guide states' work.
Sonta Hamilton Roach writes about creating an education system that embraces culture and fits the needs of students, families and community members.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus shares a set of steps that can make an immediate impact in helping American Indian students and community members feel welcome at school.
Centering cultural responsiveness on youth, families and elders and making cultural connections across the curriculum are two of the family engagement strategies shared in this blog post.
Teachers can engage in self-education and open up their classrooms to culture in forming strategies to end persistent and damaging stereotypes.
Legislation that establishes tribal K-12 schools is a step toward honoring meaningful self-determination policy for Native people. It's also a way to emphasize Native culture and improve student outcomes.
Building the academic vocabulary of English learner students while teaching math or history can be a heavy lift for teachers. Tim Blackburn writes about an approach a California high school is adopting.
States are developing comprehensive educational data systems that contain a wealth of student data spanning the pre-K, K-12, and postsecondary education systems.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosie Santana considers the contributions of Latinx culture to public education.
Washington state continues to face a critical teacher shortage. To address the problem, state policymakers and district administrators are looking at “grow-your-own” teacher strategies, which seek to identify and support current paraeducators and limited certificated teachers who are interested in
Youth program partnerships can help districts and schools accomplish more than what they can do alone. How can you build your capacity to manage them?
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,
Steve Fleischman recommends Wildflowers, by Jonathan P. Raymond—a book that illuminates how a district put its whole-child credo into action and may inspire you to do more and better.

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