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ERIC Number: ED519421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned from the Northwest and beyond: 2010 Annual Report
Education Northwest (NJ1)
Founded in 1966 as the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Education Northwest works alongside educators, administrators, policymakers, and community members to transform teaching and learning. In the Northwest, educational priorities remain focused on closing the achievement gap. Through analysis of client requests, student assessment results, and various state and federal data sources, Education Northwest identified the following needs as most salient to educators and policymakers in the region in 2010: (1) Reducing the great disparities in educational participation and performance among student groups, based on race and ethnic origin, family income, and English language proficiency; (2) Leading and sustaining school improvement efforts, particularly in schools identified as in need of improvement by federal and/or state mandates; and (3) Improving secondary education, including increasing academic performance, graduation rates, and readiness for postsecondary success. More than four decades of working with education stakeholders and researching best practice have taught staff at Education Northwest some important lessons on widely ranging topics: from school turnaround to English language learner instruction, rural school improvement, school-based mentoring, and high school reform. To capture and share that wisdom and experience, it has created a series of "Lessons Learned" publications (at This paper presents edited versions of these resources, which provide some practical recommendations on issues facing schools, districts, and communities throughout the region.
Education Northwest. 101 SW Main Street Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204-3213. Tel: 503-275-9519; Fax: 503-275-0458; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Idaho; Montana; Oregon; Washington