Who We Are
The Chalkboard Project is an independent education transformation organization dedicated to making Oregon’s K-12 public schools among the best in the country. We are funded by a consortium of Oregon’s leading philanthropic foundations that share a central belief that research and on-the-ground expert knowledge is essential to identifying policies and practices that improve outcomes for students.
Chalkboard plays a unique role in improving education in Oregon by:
- Providing independent research as the basis for reforms;
- Partnering with educators and experts to design and implement pilot programs and advocate for reforms; and
- Serving as an independent voice to citizens, education stakeholders and decision makers.
To help create systemic reform in the quality, accountability, and stable funding of Oregon’s K-12 public schools.
Oregon’s K-12 schools are among the top ten in the nation as measured by student achievement and educational equity.