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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.


A Multidisciplinary Approach to School Safety

National school safety expert John Van Dreal describes a behavioral threat assessment system that uses prevention and inclusion strategies to deter violent behavior and keep schools safe.


Helping Newcomers Develop Academic Language

How can teachers help English learner students develop academic vocabulary while they learn new concepts in English? A video filmed in Oregon brings four research-based strategies to life.


Promoting a Positive School Environment for All Students

Positive discipline approaches can help students develop important life skills. Learn about a new training series schools can use to improve discipline practices and promote equity.


Looking Ahead and Building on Past Successes

REL Northwest's new leaders reflect on the first half of our five-year contract and share how our work will continue to address stakeholder needs and focus on improving student outcomes.

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Teaching Newcomer English Learners: Four Powerful Vocabulary Practices

What instructional strategies are most effective in helping newcomer English learner students develop the language skills they need to succeed? Watch this video to learn evidence-based activities teachers can use to build English learners' academic vocabulary.

Works in Progress

Learn more about the research projects currently underway.