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Greenberg Motamedi, Jason; Vazquez Cano, Manuel – Education Northwest, 2022
Teachers Educating All Multilingual Students (TEAMS) is a teacher professional development program at Oregon State University that culminates in an English for speakers of other languages endorsement and/or a dual language specialization. TEAMS is partially funded through an Office of English Language Acquisition National Professional Development…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English Language Learners, COVID-19, Pandemics
Greenberg Motamedi, Jason; Serrano, Diana; Hanson, Havala – Education Northwest, 2020
Education Northwest partnered with Oregon Mathematics, Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA) to measure the effect of program participation by comparing academic outcomes of two groups of students: those who participated in MESA and a matched group of peers who did not. All things that we could measure and are linked to student academic…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation, Program Effectiveness, Middle School Students
Hodara, Michelle; Gandhi, Elizabeth; Yoon, Sun Young – Education Northwest, 2017
First-generation college students and students from low-income families face financial, social, informational, and academic barriers to college completion because of the high cost of postsecondary education, the complexity of navigating college life, misalignment between high school and college academic expectations, and a general lack of guidance…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Students, First Generation College Students, Low Income Students
Ault, Phyllis Campbell; Roccograndi, Angela; Burke, Art – Education Northwest, 2017
In 2011, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) received an Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant through the U.S. Department of Education. UAF applied for the grant to expand the predominantly rural-serving Alaska Statewide Mentor Project (ASMP) to urban settings. ASMP is a professional development initiative that supplies fully released, highly…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Urban Schools
Greenberg Motamedi, Jason; Singh, Malkeet – Education Northwest, 2016
Oregon Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) focuses its afterschool programs with middle and high school students on inventions that address key problems in developing countries, such as sustainable lighting, water transportation, water filtration, and prosthetics. With the support of a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Grades (Scholastic), Science Achievement
Scott, Caitlin; Lasley, Nora – Education Northwest, 2014
In 2014, state and national leaders found many aspects of turning around America's low-performing schools even more daunting than in the previous year. These views were revealed in the Center on School Turnaround's (CST's) 2014 February/March survey of school turnaround leaders in State Education Agencies (SEA) and directors of the nation's…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, State Departments of Education, National Surveys, Technical Assistance
Education Northwest, 2013
The promise of a public education is that all students will have access to high-quality learning opportunities. Accomplishing this requires collective and coherent action to increase system effectiveness and produce results that are not predictable by race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. On December 10, 2013, education stakeholders from…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Public Education
Scott, Caitlin; Lasley, Nora – Education Northwest, 2013
The goal of the Center on School Turnaround (CST) is to provide technical assistance on research-based practices and emerging promising practices that will increase the capacity of states to support their districts in turning around the lowest-performing schools. When the CST opened its doors in October 2012, it began its work by asking the…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, State Departments of Education, National Surveys, Technical Assistance
Deussen, Theresa; Scott, Caitlin; Nelsestuen, Kari; Roccograndi, Angela; Davis, Ann – Education Northwest, 2012
In 2009, the United States Department of Education conducted a competition for a second round of Striving Readers grants. Its dual purpose was to: (1) Raise middle and high school students' literacy levels in Title I-eligible schools with significant numbers of students reading below grade level; and (2) Build a strong, scientific research base…
Descriptors: Grants, Reading Instruction, Middle School Students, High School Students
Oxley, Diana; Luers, Katie Whitney – Education Northwest (NJ1), 2010
For the last decade, small learning communities (SLCs) and small schools have dominated the education landscape as cures for large comprehensive high schools' failings: high dropout rates and graduates unprepared for postsecondary careers and college. Recently, redesign efforts have begun to falter in light of evaluations showing stalled…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, School Restructuring, Dropout Rate
Garringer, Michael – Education Northwest (NJ1), 2010
School-based mentoring (SBM) has exploded in popularity in recent years: Today approximately one fourth of the youth mentoring programs in the country use a school-based format (Herrera, Grossman, Kauh, Feldman, & McMaken, 2007). In SBM, a K-12 student is paired with an adult from the community or an older (usually high school) student in a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Delinquency Prevention, Prevention
Stepanek, Jennifer; Raphael, Jacqueline – Education Northwest (NJ1), 2010
The past two decades have brought the second largest wave of immigration in U.S. history. This has led to a rapid and unprecedented influx of immigrants to the Pacific Northwest as well as a rise in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in schools. Between 2002-2003 and 2007-2008, the Northwest's annual growth in ELL enrollment was nearly…
Descriptors: Evidence, History, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh; Fleischman, Steve – Education Northwest (NJ1), 2010
Droves of school turnaround providers are chasing the massive federal infusion of funds flowing into failing schools. They arrive armed with glossy materials, impressive sounding claims, and, often, citing their prior relationships or experiences with one's school to support their promises of great service and impressive outcomes. But, are their…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Accountability, Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness
Nelson, Steve – Education Northwest (NJ1), 2010
Much of the Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) is rural in nature. A characteristic of the extractive economies such as timber, agriculture, mining, and fisheries is that they are generally located in small communities isolated by distances. While schools in these communities face the same challenges as those in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Technical Assistance
Education Northwest (NJ1), 2010
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…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Ethnicity, Rural Schools, Family Income
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