Chalkboard Project celebrates 10 years

The Chalkboard Project celebrates 10 years of its role as an Oregon education reformer organization and advocate. Read more.

Application for new District Leadership Project

This program is an initiative of the Chalkboard Project to enhance the leadership skills of current school and district leaders across Oregon. Read more.

Recommendations from the Distinguished Leaders Council

The Distinguished Leaders Council, commissioned by Chalkboard Project, developed recommendations based on national research, best practices, and a candid appraisal of Oregon’s current practices in leader preparation. 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 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.

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Moving forward with parity

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Islands of excellence in school leadership are not enough

Last month, the Distinguished Leaders Council (DLC) released its report and recommendations for improving school leaders... Read more

Why do effective teachers leave some schools, and not others?

This past summer I received a phone call from a student at a Portland Metro Area high school who was a reporter for her ... Read more

Public-private partnerships: A driving force behind innovation and change

I am not a great traveler. I love to do it, but I’m not great at it, whether it’s for work or for play. First, I nev... Read more

Distinguished Educators Council seeks teachers to “inform, advocate, and lead”

In the spring of 2012, I worked with Chalkboard Project to form the Distinguished Educators Council (DEC). Chalkboard’... Read more

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A new report published online in JAMA Dermatology says that despite evidence that indoor tanning is a risk factor for skin cancer, many top ... Read more.

The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Some of Our Favorite Student Comments on Fears and Phobias

Favorite student answers to the question, What are your fears and phobias? Some are funny, some are poignant, and a few are so descriptive t... Read more.