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Putting Research into Action
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest partners with stakeholders in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington on using data and evidence to improve educational equity and student success.

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Finding (and Keeping) the Right People

Pasco High in Eastern Washington has a teacher turnover rate that's been consistently below the state average for five years. Find out what draws teachers to the school and makes them want to stay.


Addressing the Dual-Language Teacher Shortage

Guest blogger Alma Morales Galicia shares how an alternative licensure program is helping to build a strong, stable dual-language teacher workforce at Portland Public Schools.


Understanding Trends and Gaps in Idaho's Teacher Workforce

A new study of Idaho's teacher workforce finds one in five Idaho teachers do not return to their school the next year, and students with the greatest academic and economic needs have the least experienced teachers.


Three Messaging Strategies to Reduce Math Anxiety

Research shows that teachers unintentionally transmit their own attitudes about math to their students. Here are three messaging strategies every elementary school teacher should know.

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Powerful Practices to Improve Academic Language Acquisition

A middle school teacher in Oregon demonstrates four evidence-based practices to teach English language learners content and vocabulary simultaneously.

Finding the Right Starting Point

Our new infographic shares three steps for accurately and consistently evaluating foreign transcripts and provides sample resources you can use to enhance your school and district processes.