Their mission is to improve learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development.
For more than 50 years Education Northwest has partnered with schools, districts, communities, and other stakeholders to help all children and youth meet their full potential. They provide high-quality research, technical assistance, professional development, and evaluation services that address the most pressing education and youth-services needs in their region and across the country.
They start by listening. They take the time to understand the specific needs and local contexts of their partners, whether that’s a school district, a community-based organization, a state education agency, or a federal agency. This is about building a foundation of trust and shared purpose, which they believe is the best way to ensure that the work they conduct with you is relevant, timely, and actionable.
You got into education and youth services because you wanted to make a difference. So did they . They never forget that behind research and data there is always a human face—real people facing real challenges in an ever-changing world. When they partner with you, they bring not only their expertise but also their humanity.
Experience has taught us that making a difference is tough and everyone needs the right tools. They understand that the effort to improve student outcomes, create safer and more effective programs and services, and address inequities in the system must be rooted in the practical and the everyday. Whether you need a thorough and thoughtful evaluation of a program, relevant and effective professional development for your staff, access to high-quality research evidence, or consultation that is based on a deep respect and understanding of your local context, they can help. If you’re interested in building a better future for children and youth in the Northwest and beyond, then they’re interested in working with you.
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