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.

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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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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Attracting and supporting culturally diverse students onto a career runway into teaching

Mary Cadez is the project director for Chalkboard’s TeachOregon Project. Formerly, she was the assistant superintenden... Read more

Elephant tamers

Sue McGrory teaches 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Calapooia Middle School in Albany, Oregon. Sue has been an edu... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

Beaverton School District will expand Arts for Learning program to all schools

The program is based on the knowledge that children learn in different ways. Some can pick up on a story and the perspective of its characte... Read more.

Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Third of All Med School Grads

With a looming shortage of M.D.s, osteopathic medicine is shedding its second-tier image. And yes, D.O.s are real doctors.... Read more.

Q&A: Banks and Gaston Elementary's married principals on small towns and strange school days (video)

Tim Larkin and Darla Waite-Larkin recently took over as principals at Gaston Elementary School and Banks Elementary School.... Read more.