Teacher Contract Database Launched

New database brings accessibility and transparency to publicly available information on Oregon teacher contracts. 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.

Do you want to join Chalkboard's communication team?

We are hiring a communications specialist! Check out the job description and apply now. Read more.

Report Release: 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.

The Condition of Oregon's K-12 Education System

The Chalkboard Project published a report that provides a snapshot of Oregon’s education system and highlights school districts that are making progress. Read more.

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A seagull inspires a philosophy of teaching

Last week I attended a luncheon that celebrated many fine leaders in Oregon’s teaching community. Each one of these ed... Read more

What Are the Underlying Causes of Student Absenteeism?

The Oregonian recently concluded a series, “Empty Desks,” which chronicled the distressing rate of student abse... Read more

Tim Nesbitt: A back-to-the-future strategy for education reform

Tim Nesbitt writes on public affairs, has served as an adviser to Govs. Ted Kulongoski and John Kitzhaber, and is past p... Read more

The Urgent Needs of Oregon’s Tribal Students

In January, we released preliminary findings of the condition of education for members of Oregon’s Indian tribes. Toda... Read more

Wrestling with Assessment

A good friend of mine recently found himself on a plane with a nuclear physicist from India who had just completed writi... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

See for yourself: How Forest Grove students are using iPads to create content

If you have two minutes, we've got two YouTube clips and a brief comment from Nichole Carter, a teacher at Neil Armstrong Middle School... Read more.

5 questions for Nichole Carter, Forest Grove teacher tech coach

Nichole Carter is an 8th grade language arts teacher and tech coach at Neil Armstrong Middle School in the Forest Grove School District. She... Read more.

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 21, 2014

On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting ab... Read more.