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.

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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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

Being a teacher. Being a leader.Why can’t we have both?

Marsha Moyer is currently a trainer and project coach for Chalkboard Project, after a 24-year-plus career as a teacher, ... Read more

Bridging the Gap: Talking about race isn’t easy, but it is our obligation

Iton Udosenata, principal of Cottage Grove High School, was raised in north Eugene, Oregon and earned his Masters in Edu... Read more

Annual statewide assessments matter

The debate around student testing continues to escalate. Nationally, Congress is considering removing annual assessments... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Schools Chief Takes Leave

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools, will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation into a $... Read more.

In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troub... Read more.

Justin Prunk: Reynolds High teacher resigns after admitting to inappropriate texting

Andrea Watson, a Reynolds School District, says officials learned through news reports and the Oregon Air National Guard on Thursday that Ju... Read more.