Racial achievement gaps cost the Oregon economy

A study commissioned by Chalkboard and the Portland Business Alliance shows the financial cost of disproportionate achievement of Oregon's graduates by race. Read more.

Leading For Learning's second cohort participants now selected

The second cohort for this program, designed to increase leadership skills of current central office administrators, has been selected. See a map of participants at Leading For Learning's web page. 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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Teacher preparation shouldn’t be like being pushed into a lake without knowing how to swim

If you could witness the first day of school at Salem’s César Chavez School, then you would see our teacher candidate... Read more

Senator Ted Ferrioli’s perspective on HB 2655

Senator Ted Ferrioli is the senior member of the Oregon State Senate and serves as the Senate Republican Caucus Leader.... Read more

Senator Rod Monroe’s perspective on HB 2655

Senator Rod Monroe was a teacher at Tigard High School and later served on the David Douglas School Board. He was first... Read more

Legislative session: Oregon’s “Opt Out” law

This week, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed Oregon will receive a three-year reprieve from provisions of the f... Read more

Merit pay doesn’t work, so what does?

Co-authors and Chalkboard staffers Julie Smith, educator effectiveness coordinator, and Bev Pratt, TIF grant manager, ... Read more

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Current Educational Issues

Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

A California playground embraces the value of wild play.... Read more.

So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.... Read more.

PSU trims planned tuition increase, thanks to Legislature

Portland State University is the only public university in Oregon reducing its planned tuition and fee increase, a spokesman says.... Read more.