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.

2013 CLASS Project Dashboard

The effects of the CLASS Project are powerful. CLASS districts continue to move students to proficiency on state tests faster than the rest of the state and close achievement gaps between traditionally underperforming student groups and the rest of Oregon students. Read more.

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Sir Ken Robinson would be proud

Kelly Hicks is a 4th grade teacher at Sage Elementary in Redmond, Oregon. Kelly has been an educator for 21 years and ha... Read more

Student Access to Science for All

Ford Morishita is a member of the Chalkboard Project Advisory Council. After teaching science, and coaching for 33 years... Read more

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

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Current Educational Issues

Oregon schools' big switch to academics-only grades, with no penalty for late papers or missing homework, is kaput

Ashland Democrat Peter Buckley says a law he sponsored that spurred the whole grading change was badly misinterpreted. So he successfully pu... Read more.

The Learning Network: Do You Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Should public universities be allowed to use race and ethnicity as factors in deciding who is admitted?... Read more.

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Equipped to Dive, Students Make Aquarium Their Classroom

When have you had an interesting internship? Would you want to specialize in professional diving in high school if you had the opportunity?... Read more.