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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Common Core, non-fiction texts, and you

While much of the Common Core buzz has centered on mathematics, another change is the increased use of non-fiction texts... Read more

Leading for Learning: Supporting principals as effective instructional leaders

Among all school-related factors, leaders are second only to teachers in their impact on student learning. But a princip... Read more

Oregon teacher is a shining example of excellence and innovation

Congratulations to Julie Cleave, a teacher at Salem’s Hallman Elementary School, for being recognized as an outstandin... Read more

Oregon superintendent of the year shares his perspectives on student success

Congratulations to Tillamook’s Randy Schild for being named the 2015 Oregon Schools Superintendent of the Year. Randy ... Read more

Why teacher leadership is often seen, but not heard

Teacher leadership is a title which comes with many perceptions. Just depends who you talk to. Some parents view teacher... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impasse

This word has appeared in 574 New York Times articles in the past year.... Read more.

Hillsboro School District graduation rates decline, but still higher than state's

Calculated the old way or the new, Hillsboro School District's on-time graduation rate dropped more than 3 percent between the high sch... Read more.

Sherwood School District continues strong graduation rate (2014 graduation rates)

Sherwood High had a strong showing statewide as one of the top 10 in graduation rates and it surpassed the state average by a large margin.... Read more.