Webinar | June 28, 2018
How can transition planning support career readiness for students with disabilities? Presenters will provide an overview on the value of transition planning for students with disabilities including data sets and various environments where transition planning supports career readiness.
Establishing Key Partnerships for Successful Work-Based Learning: Strategies for States and Districts
Webinar | June 25, 2018
A critical component to successfully implement work-based learning (WBL) is stakeholder engagement. Learn configurations and strategies focused on authentic engagement and collaboration to ensure success for all students participating in WBL experiences.
All-Network Convening | June 20–21, 2018
NW RISE members from 33 rural districts and schools convene twice a year to continue building capacity for student engagement.
Webinar | June 18, 2018
A panel of state education leaders will share their experiences, decisionmaking processes, and lessons learned around selecting and implementing early learning inventories (also known as kindergarten entry or readiness assessments) statewide.
Webinar Recordings | May 29 and 30, 2018
In partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Education, the Washington State Board of Education hosted a pair of online forums in which leaders from seven states shared innovative approaches to preparing students for life after high school.
Webinar Recording | May 29, 2018
State presenters from Colorado and Iowa discussed work-based learning as part of their systemwide approach to college and career readiness and described how they align work-based learning with other education priorities, including CTE, employability skills, and ESSA to ensure students are prepared for tomorrow’s workforce demands.
Webinar Recording | May 10, 2018
State leaders from Washington share strategies for leveraging career and technical education (CTE) to support career readiness for students with disabilities and share recommendations for cross-systems collaboration. Researchers highlight the latest research findings on CTE and students with disabilities.
May 9, 2018
We've joined our parent organization Education Northwest in sharing our knowledge and lessons learned about networks. Explore with us the impact educator networks such as NW RISE are having on school improvement and learn how your school, district, or state can get involved.
Webinar Recording | March 21, 2018
This NASBE webinar looks at ESSA Title II opportunities for effective professional learning systems and promising practices at the state and local levels.
Webinar Recording | March 14, 2018
This Education Northwest webinar explores the why, what, and how of using social and emotional learning (SEL) measures for formative purposes.
Webinar Recording | January 30, 2018
This National Association of State Boards of Education webinar examines gaps in college and career readiness across the nation, as well as efforts in several states, including Washington, to rethink high school graduation requirements and steer all students toward postsecondary success.
Webinar Recording | January 8, 2018
This webinar focuses on the emerging efforts to use personalized learning approaches to better serve students with disabilities, tools that are designed to help policymakers and practitioners, and strategies to help build the capacity of schools to use this approach.
Webinar Recording | December 13, 2017
Aligning the education-to-workforce pipeline can help increase cost-efficiency, promote coherence, and produce better outcomes for students and workers. This webinar highlights the CCRS Center resource, Developing a College- and Career-Ready Workforce: An Analysis of ESSA, Perkins, and WIOA
Webinar Recording | October 24, 2017
This REL Northwest webinar spotlights networks that are helping connect geographically isolated educators and prepare students in rural areas for postsecondary success. Hear from leaders of three rural education networks—our own Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network, the Vermont Rural Partnership, and the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative--about their successes and challenges. Presenters share strategies to promote cross-district collaboration through job-alike groups; student engagement through place-based learning; and college and career preparation through personalized learning pathways.
Webinar Recording | October 23, 2017
This webinar recording focuses on the key teaching and learning shifts that occur in successful personalized learning settings over time, including how these shifts can help improve students’ college and career readiness. The webinar featured both national experts and local leaders from districts implementing personalized learning approaches.
September 8, 2017
In this new video, several teachers also talk about their experiences in NW RISE and reflect on the network’s growth from a handful of districts to a vital resource that connects her to a large group of K–2 teachers who share ideas and plan classroom projects together.
July 18, 2017
Our parent organization, Education Northwest, recently spotlighted two areas related to one of the NWCC’s highest priorities: improving the educational experience and outcomes of American Indian/Alaska Native students.
May 5, 2017
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) submitted its final state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education today.
May. 1, 2017
As state education agencies (SEAs) continue to develop and implement their ESSA plans, the Northwest Comprehensive Center has been providing on-the-ground technical assistance to each of the five SEAs we serve.
April 18, 2017
A new guide by our partners at REL Northwest helps schools and districts use data to identify the root causes of discipline disparities and to monitor progress towards eliminating racial disproportionalities in exclusionary discipline.
April 6, 2017
To increase college and career readiness in Washington, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is strengthening the state’s capacity to offer quality dual-credit options and ensure equitable access and course completion for all students.
Dec. 16, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) stresses the importance of improving educational outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
October 15, 2016
State education agencies in the Northwest face many challenges and competing priorities, but a few have risen to the top of the list in the past few years, including how to improve education for American Indian/Alaska Native students, promote college and career readiness, and support low-performing schools.
May 4, 2016
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state education agencies (SEAs) have been examining the new requirements and developing plans to implement the national education law within each state’s unique context.
Apr. 7, 2016
Supporting professional learning is essential to effective implementation of the Montana Common Core Standards (MTCCS).
Dec. 24, 2015
The NWCC helps build the capacity of state education agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington to strengthen internal effectiveness to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate large-scale reforms; and support local education agencies in implementing reform initiatives.