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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.


What Limited Certificated Teachers Need to Become Fully Certified

Our latest study, based on a statewide survey of limited certificated teachers, shows promise for Washington state's efforts to address teacher shortages and to increase teacher diversity.


Examining Educator Shortages in Montana

Across the country, many states are experiencing educator shortages and turnover, which can vary by subject area and locale. REL Northwest recently took a closer look at these issues in Montana.


Educator Retention and Turnover in Alaska

A recent examination of trends and relationships in teacher, principal, and superintendent movement provides Alaska stakeholders with the most comprehensive, reliable evidence on the topic to date.


9 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Teachers

It's possible for schools and districts to have an educator workforce that reflects the diversity of the students and communities they serve. Here are nine data-driven, targeted strategies to get there.

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English Learners in Talented and Gifted (TAG) Programs

English learners are much less likely than their non-English learner peers to be identified for TAG programs. This infographic offers strategies for districts and school leaders to improve their assessment and nomination processes and ensure equitable placement.

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Works in Progress

Learn more about the research projects currently underway.