Chalkboard Project celebrates 10 years

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

Application for new District Leadership Project

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.

Open Books Now Online Source for Report Cards

Browse your school and district report cards. Compare with similar schools and districts across the state. Information=Smart Decisions. 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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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

Public-private partnerships: A driving force behind innovation and change

I am not a great traveler. I love to do it, but I’m not great at it, whether it’s for work or for play. First, I nev... Read more

Distinguished Educators Council seeks teachers to “inform, advocate, and lead”

In the spring of 2012, I worked with Chalkboard Project to form the Distinguished Educators Council (DEC). Chalkboard’... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

Teach For America and protesting Harvard students open dialogue

Earlier this month I wrote about some Harvard University students in a group called United Students Against Sweatshops who wrote a letter to... Read more.

2 Die, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Washington State High School

A gunman killed one student and wounded four others in the cafeteria at a school in Marysville, Wash., before turning the gun on himself.... Read more.

Forest Grove parents and kids prepare for Dilley Elementary School's annual carnival

From a balloon popping contest and cake walk to a spooky maze and not-so-scary petting zoo, there will be something for everyone at the annu... Read more.