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REL Northwest partners with educators and policymakers in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about REL Northwest.
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May 24

High Response Rates Through Collaborative Survey Practices: Lessons from Alaska’s Trauma-Engaged Schools Partnership with REL Northwest

Join REL Northwest for a free, one-hour webinar on May 24 at noon Pacific to learn about developing and administering a large-scale statewide survey, actionable strategies used to achieve a high response rate, and valuable lessons learned along the way...
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Mar 07

Addressing Working Conditions to Improve Teacher Retention: An Exploration of the Research

Across the United States, school districts, both large and small, are facing challenges with recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers. REL Northwest is partnering with Lower Kuskokwim School District in Alaska to identify evidence-based strategies...
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Dec 27

Examining the implementation and impact of full-day kindergarten in Oregon

Many states and districts offer full-day kindergarten with the hope that additional learning time will improve student outcomes. In 2015/16, Oregon shifted its funding structure for kindergarten enrollment, which created incentives for districts to offer...
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Dec 13

Implementation and Impact of Full-Day Kindergarten in Oregon

In 2015/16, Oregon shifted its funding policy on kindergarten enrollment, creating financial incentives for school districts to offer full-day kindergarten (FDK). This resulted in an increase in the percentage of kindergarten students enrolled in FDK...
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Dec 01

Grow-Your-Own Programs for American Indian Teachers in Montana

Schools located in rural areas and on Indian reservations in Montana face ongoing teacher shortages. This infographic shows how grow-your-own programs have emerged as one solution that draws on the strengths of Native communities to better serve Native...
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Montana ESSER School District Spotlights
Montana’s Office of Public Instruction (OPI) requested support from REL Northwest to spotlight districts that were using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to increase student re-engagement. To select districts to feature,...

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