Beth Tarawasa

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Executive Vice President of Research, NWEA

Portland, Oregon

Dr. Beth Tarasawa is the Executive Vice President of Research at NWEA. She is committed to using data-driven insights to transform education and eliminate structural barriers to achieve equitable outcomes for all students. Beth oversees the Center for School & Student Progress and Collaborative for Student Growth. These research teams are devoted to advancements in assessment and growth measurement, answering fundamental questions to inform policy and practice, and drive educational innovation.

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Posted Jan. 4, 2022

Equitable Learning Recovery Must Be Grounded in Solid Research

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with political and social unrest, has deeply disrupted the lives and learning experiences of most students.…

By Beth Tarasawa

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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