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Lower Kuskokwim Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest supports the rural Lower Kuskokwim School District to improve teacher working conditions and teacher retention. To achieve this goal, REL and district partners review evidence-based practices and tools and develop plans for implementing evidence-based strategies to address working conditions and teacher retention as well as examines associated outcomes.

Partnership organization: Lower Kuskokwim School District (Alaska)

Current Projects

REL Northwest is helping Lower Kuskokwim School District use research and evidence to inform decisions and actions to strengthen teacher working conditions with the goal of improving retention. Through this technical support project, Lower Kuskokwim will develop an understanding of the research on teacher working conditions and develop tools to assess and monitor data to inform their teacher retention efforts and human resource decisions.

No completed projects at this time.

Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: February 20, 2024
In the eighth working session, REL northwest will continue to guide partners from Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) to strengthen working conditions with the goal of improving teacher retention. Using the root cause analysis conducted in Meeting...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: January 30, 2024
In the seventh working session, REL northwest will continue to guide partners from Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) to strengthen working conditions with the goal of improving teacher retention. REL Northwest will guide LKSD partners through a root...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: November 21, 2023
In the sixth working session, REL northwest will continue to guide partners from Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) to strengthen working conditions with the goal of improving teacher retention. Using data from LKSD’s pilot survey assessing teacher...
Product Type: Resource | Publication Date: September 2023
In August 2023, REL Northwest hosted a webinar to engage rural school leaders and staff in identifying strategies to improve working conditions and teacher retention. Based on previous work from REL Northwest’s partnership with Lower Kuskokwim School...
Event Type: Webinar | Event Date: August 10, 2023
In this webinar, REL Northwest will engage rural district and school leaders and staff to present methods for developing localized strategies to address teacher working conditions toward improving teacher retention within these rural areas. During the...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: May 12, 2023
In the fifth working session, REL northwest will continue to guide partners from Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) to strengthen working conditions with the goal of improving teacher retention. In this meeting, partners will develop data collection...
Product Type: Blog | Publication Date: March 09, 2023
Across the United States, school districts, both large and small, are facing challenges with recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers.
Product Type: Fact Sheet | Publication Date: March 2023
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...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: March 03, 2023
REL Northwest reviewed leadership theories of action with Lower Kuskokwim School District leadership to develop an implementation plan and identify data sources for monitoring the implementation of the identified teacher working conditions strategies...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: December 09, 2022
REL Northwest assisted Lower Kuskokwim School District leaders in conducting a root cause analysis. The Root Cause Analysis and Theory of Action Facilitator's Guide (REL Midwest, 2018) guided Lower Kuskokwim School District partners through this process...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: October 07, 2022
REL Northwest assisted Lower Kuskokwim School District leaders in conducting a root cause analysis using the Root Cause Analysis and Theory of Action Facilitator's Guide (REL Midwest, 2018). REL Northwest, as part of the Improving Teacher Recruitment...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: August 05, 2022
REL Northwest provided an overview of the research on the influence of teacher working conditions on teacher retention to partners at Lower Kuskokwim School District in Alaska. The session focused on identifying the features of working conditions that...

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