Chalkboard Project celebrates 10 years

The Chalkboard Project celebrates 10 years of its role as an Oregon education reformer organization and advocate. Read more.

Leading for Learning new initiative launched

This program is an initiative of the Chalkboard Project to enhance the leadership skills of current school and district leaders across Oregon. Read more.

Recommendations from the Distinguished Leaders Council

The Distinguished Leaders Council, commissioned by Chalkboard Project, developed recommendations based on national research, best practices, and a candid appraisal of Oregon’s current practices in leader preparation. Read more.

Effective teachers close achievement gaps

Teaching effectiveness and teaching conditions close achievement gaps and drive student achievement. Read more.

The Condition of Education for Members of Oregon's Indian Tribes

Tribal students in Oregon face many hurdles in educational achievement and attainment. See the findings. Read more.

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Shining a light on Latino students: A shifting need

Every person has a unique story to tell: Where they came from, what obstacles they faced, and how they got to where they... Read more

How do we make time for teacher collaboration?

We all seem to agree that effective teachers drive student achievement. So it’s no surprise that many efforts are dire... Read more

Moving forward with parity

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Islands of excellence in school leadership are not enough

Last month, the Distinguished Leaders Council (DLC) released its report and recommendations for improving school leaders... Read more

Why do effective teachers leave some schools, and not others?

This past summer I received a phone call from a student at a Portland Metro Area high school who was a reporter for her ... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

Motherlode Blog: Talking About Racism With White Kids

Having an “uncomfortable” talk with your white children about privilege, bias and racism? Good.... Read more.

22-year-old wins approval to open N.Y. charter school — but his credentials now questioned

A 22-year-old who says he graduated from high school at the age of 16, earned a bachelor’s degree at 18  and just earned a doctorate ... Read more.

PPS Superintendent recommends ending neighborhood transfer lottery, keeping some sibling preference for focus schools

Smith recommended keeping sibling priority after giving preference to low income students.... Read more.