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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.


Getting Answers to Your Research Questions

Looking for evidence to make an informed decision about an education-related question? Discover Ask A REL—a reference desk service providing high-quality research you can trust.


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.


Can Limited Certificated Teachers Help Address Teacher Shortages?

The authors of a recent REL Northwest report discuss how many limited certificated teachers in Washington state are interested in getting fully certified and filling hard-to-staff positions.

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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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Learn more about the research projects currently underway.