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August, 1998

Library in the Sky
(Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory)

GRADE LEVEL: Professionals

The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory is one of ten national educational research and development organizations supported by the U.S. Department of Education to improve education.

The site uses a fairly simple layout. Most text is centered and surrounded by a lot of white space.

Each page has a navigation menu at the bottom with links to each of the main sections of the site. Viewers can use the search engine for more specific information.

The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) provides research and development assistance primarily for the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The Web site has information on the lab's programs, which include assessment, family, education and work, rural education, and school improvement. Most of these sections include links to resources or publications. Users will find training for mathematics, science, and technology education. Viewers can read details on programs created to deal with specific needs of regional locations. This regional lab is a great resource for educators in the Northwestern United States, and those located elsewhere.