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.
Our one-page summary pamphlet details our work.
Learn more about how we got to where we are: how we formed and how we set our policy and research agenda.
Meet our board members.
Meet the Chalkboard staff.
Our Advisory Council is a coalition of educators, stakeholders, and policy-makers who provide feedback and guidance on Chalkboard’s strategic plans.
Chalkboard partners with several other non-profit and policy organizations as well as a number of contractors.
See the organizations and individuals from which Chalkboard has received grants and donations.