Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network Convening
Walla Walla, WA | June 19-20, 2019
Teachers and leaders from some of the region's most isolated and remote communities will gather for their biannual meeting to learn from each other, share strategies to meet their unique challenges, and spread best practices of the Northwest's rural schools.
May 15, 2019
Learn about two new resources that can help teachers hone their practice for developing English learners' language proficiency.
May 7, 2019
Our information services coordinator conducts monthly searches for the best available research, resources, and tools on topics important to Northwest education leaders.
Federal Funding Streams and Strategies to Improve Conditions for Learning: A Resource Guide for States
April 5, 2019
This CCSSO guide outlines the federal funding sources that can be accessed (and often coordinated or combined) by states to improve the conditions for learning, and identifies strategies state leaders might pursue as they enter into partnerships related to this priority.
Webinar Recording | March 27, 2019
This webinar presented findings from the National Academies report Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education. Presenters shared recommendations related to supporting the education, skills, and credentials of the early education workforce as well as action steps states can take that align with recommendations in the report.
Aligning the education-to-workforce pipeline can help increase cost-efficiency, promote coherence, and produce better outcomes for students and workers. The CCRS Center has produced a set of resources to help state and local leaders identify opportunities to align and leverage policies, programs, and funding across ESSA, Perkins V, IDEA, and WIOA.
March 5, 2019
Karen Martin of Denali Borough School District writes about the benefits of teacher networks in general and specifically the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network in this Education Week blog post.
Webinar Recording | January 18, 2019
This webinar highlights a new toolkit from the Great Teachers & Leaders (GTL) Center and Leading Educators to help states and districts make decisions about creating new or strengthening existing teacher leadership approaches.
Webinar Recording | October 30, 2018
This archived webinar introduces the learning huddle: an innovative update to traditional teacher-inquiry protocols centered on continuous-improvement cycles known as "Plan-Do-Study-Act".
In the October 2018 issue of AASA’s School Administrator magazine, Danette Parsley writes about rural schools’ need to collaborate spurring the formation of the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement Network (NW RISE).
Webinar Recording | September 18, 2018
Get advice and hear lessons learned from former superintendent and author of Wildflowers: A School Superintendent's Challenge to America, Jonathan Raymond, in this Alliance for Excellent Education webinar.
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 | April 24, 2018
Learn strategies to create culturally responsive and emotionally supportive pre-K-3 classrooms for children from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds in this REL Northwest webinar recording.
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.