Leading For Learning second cohort seeks participants

The second cohort for this program, designed to increase leadership skills of current central office administrators, is starting the application process. Read more.

The effects of CLASS are powerful

Data from school districts with two or more years of CLASS implementation demonstrate higher graduation rates. Read more.

CLASS Dashboard for 2014 published

CLASS districts are closing achievement gaps and raising student outcomes compared to the rest of the state. Read more.

Are teaching conditions better in CLASS districts?

In 2014, Oregon's Dept. of Education commissioned a survey to gauge educators' perceptions about teaching conditions. Read more.

Condition of Education for Oregon's tribal students

The resulting analysis shines light on where members of these tribes go to school, their math and reading achievement and graduation rates, as well as a n Read more.

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The dark side of the digital age:Is technology augmenting the achievement gap?

If you haven’t seen a teacher use a Prezi on their Smartboard you should. Teachers can do some pretty amazing things, ... Read more

Helping Educators Overcome “Initiative Fatigue”

As first appeared in Education Week March 23, 2015. Reprinted with permission from the author.   I hear it everywhere I... Read more

“Running with scissors” and innovating teacher assessments

Steve Campbell teaches at Ponderosa Middle School in Klamath Falls. A teacher for more than 22 years in Oregon, he was t... Read more

Hidden talent, missed opportunities: The challenges for bilingual instructional assistants

In schools statewide, instructional assistants are the backbone of programs for English language learners. Usually nativ... Read more

Millenial leadership meet Baby Boomer traditions

When I began teaching in 2004, I was what could be called a “generational outlier”. At 23, I distinguished myself as... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

‘Sitting on Gold,’ Tangelo Park in Florida Serves as Turnaround Model

The once-troubled community in Orlando, Fla., has become an education success story with the financial backing of a hotel executive who grew... Read more.

Periscope Tutoring to sell to new owner, Periscope Books to close this fall

Lorri Nandrea is selling her tutoring business and closing the bookstore she's run in downtown Forest Grove since 2011.... Read more.

A Memorial Day quiz. Test yourself.

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