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Jason Neiffer of the Montana Digital Academy writes about new research from REL Northwest that confirms what he's long believed to be a key element for student success in online credit recovery programs.
Oregon Leadership Network events always focus on equity for all students, but this year's spring leadership institute also provided steps to support the safety of undocumented students.
Caitlin Scott writes on a new REL Northwest study that uncovers challenges faced by rural schools with School Improvement Grants and shows the promise of technical assistance when it comes to implementing evidence-based strategies.
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.
Roughly one-third of students who did not file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA, would have been eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, which provides aid for low-income undergraduate students and substantially lowers the costs of college. What are the barriers
"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."
Educators and advocates for education research, including some from the Pacific Northwest, voiced their support for the Institute of Education Sciences’ Regional Educational Laboratory program during a March 15 briefing on Capitol Hill.
Researchers Jason Greenberg Motamedi and Malkeet Singh write about how they used a methodology developed by medical researchers to create a useful tool for determining how long it will take students to pass a language proficiency test and exit English learner services.
The 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment comprises 6+1 key qualities that define quality writing. These are: Ideas —the main message Organization —the internal structure of the piece Voice —the personal tone and flavor of the author's message Word Choice —the vocabulary a
Belonging is a fundamental human need. What strategies that educators can use to help students feel more secure in their school experiences?
Networks are a promising strategy for rural teachers to overcome the challenges of isolation. Danette Parsley provides three takeaways from our role in establishing a rural network in the Northwest.
Designed to help educators, administrators and front office staff properly enter students with non-English names into databases, this guide has been expanded to include 11 languages.
Steve Fleischman responds to a critic's assertion on the status of education research and points to several examples of research consistently and effectively building local capacity of educators in the field.
Terri Akey writes about our work helping make data accessible and meaningful so that Alaska superintendents have a stronger, evidence-informed voice in setting education agendas.
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.
Alaska's Superintendent of the Year breaks down the three principles that have helped shape his district: attention, building, and collaboration.
In honor of Black History Month, Education Northwest is recognizing the contributions of African American educators and community leaders in our region who are doing exceptional work to improve public education and make a difference in students’ lives. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check
Insights drawn from the latest research and a set of trauma-informed classroom practices for educators.
Jacqueline Raphael and Rhonda Barton look closely at the demands of the Common Core State Standards on student writing and show how a traits-based model for teaching writing can help educators meet the challenge.
"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...

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