Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center

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About Us

Mike Siebersma

NWCC Director Mike Siebersma

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.

What we do

The NWCC helps build the capacity of state education agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington to: 1) strengthen internal effectiveness to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate large-scale reforms; and 2) support local education agencies in implementing reform initiatives.

Where we are making a difference

Our support is highly customized and responsive to evolving needs of the region’s state education leadership teams. Our services focus on these high-priority areas:

  • Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Increasing teacher and leader effectiveness
  • Supporting low-performing schools
  • Implementing Common Core and other state standards
  • Improving educational opportunities for Native students
  • Developing the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network to give rural educators in the region a place to connect and collaborate

How we are funded

We are part of a network of regional comprehensive and national content centers funded by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

For information about current activities in your state, visit the "Our Region" section of this site.