Attendance Awareness Month materials available online now

Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. Resources and strategies to create a local campaign are available online at no charge. 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 Value of Teacher Evaluations

Read Chalkboard President Sue Hildick's Opinion piece in the Oregonian on the value of the Teacher Incentive Fund. 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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Is our lockstep salary structure a major deterrent in attracting talented individuals into a teaching career?

My great nephew recently announced to his parents his intent to finish college and get his teaching license to teach sci... Read more

Why do we keep talking about equity?

We’ve been talking a lot about equity recently. Whether it’s about student achievement and opportunity gaps or about... Read more

Education Equity and Teacher Effectiveness

Recent events have once again raised the question of equal access to quality education, and how far we must still go as ... Read more

Oregon’s Educator Workforce Diversity: Still Falling Short

The gap between student and educator demographics in Oregon continues to widen. Although Oregon’s students of color ma... Read more

Increasing Oregon’s numbers of diverse teachers will take everyone to support culturally and linguistically diverse students

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Current Educational Issues

Back-to-school guide in Banks, Pacific University's new chaplain, more: School Notes

A back-to-school guide for families in the Banks School District. Chuck Currie, Pacific's new chaplain, starts this fall. Common Core s... Read more.

Beyond Ferguson: The troubled state of America’s children, by the numbers

The 2014-15 school year is beginning at a time when all eyes are on the troubling events in Ferguson, Mo., where unrest continues after the ... Read more.

Gear up for back to school with these cool lunchbox essentials

New BPA-free packaging and Earth-friendly accessories make back-to-school lunches colorful and fun. Here's a look at some of the cool w... Read more.