Education Northwest is proud to be home to one of the nation’s 15 regional Comprehensive Centers. We have served our region in this capacity since 1996 and the latest contract is a testament to the strong relationships we’ve built through this work.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the NWCC provides high-impact training and technical assistance to state education agencies in the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Our work focuses on the priorities of educator effectiveness, school improvement, and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation.
During the next five years (2012–2017), NWCC will lead two major regional projects:
- Helping SEAs develop the capacity to implement and monitor large-scale initiatives
- Establishing Rural School-to-School Networked Communities to identify and implement approaches to improving student outcomes in rural schools with a variety of special populations
We’ll also work with states to meet a variety of needs, including:
- In Alaska, implementing recently adopted standards in English/language arts and mathematics, as well as developing tools and strategies to help districts with new state teacher evaluation regulations
- In Idaho, developing processes and tools to monitor and evaluate educator effectiveness, and to implement CCSS
- In Montana, building rigorous instructional pathways that support the successful transition of all students from secondary education to college without the need for remediation; and identifying, recruiting, developing, and retaining highly effective teachers and leaders
- In Oregon, continuing to develop the state’s educator effectiveness systems and supporting the Oregon Continuous Improvement Network that provides services to low-performing schools
- In Washington, examining programs supported by Title I and Learning Assistance Program (LAP) funds to identify promising school-level practices for improving student outcomes; and evaluating the impact of programs to improve teacher and principal effectiveness
For more information about our activities in your state, contact our State Coordinators.
Alaska: Deborah Davis
Idaho: Claire Gates
Montana: Julie Peck
Oregon: Mike Siebersma
Washington: Melinda Leong