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May 19, 2017

Becoming an effective leader: Leading for Learning offers hands-on experience

A school principal has a multitude of responsibilities to juggle, but Darryl Coppedge understands that at its core, the job is about empowering teachers to do excellent work in the classroom.

“The classroom is where the rubber meets the road, so if you can be a strong, effective leader for teachers, supporting them to be the best they can be, those teachers and students will thrive,” he says.

  • School Leadership
May 3, 2017

Breaking down barriers: How Tillamook School District is addressing educational equity

Last year Chalkboard Project launched a pilot project exploring equity issues in the Tillamook and David Douglas school districts.  With the help of Chalkboard facilitators, educators, students, parents, and community members met to explore the root causes and impact of inequity in the education system and to devise strategies for addressing those issues.

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
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Apr 13, 2017

Can Oregon innovate in education?

This opinion piece was first published in The Oregonian on April 13, 2017.

For more than a decade, Chalkboard Project has been funding innovation in many districts across the state, working alongside educators to elevate evidence-based practices to improve student achievement, ensure educational equity, and make our state one of the best in the nation for teaching and learning.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Educator Workforce
Apr 4, 2017

North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback on effective leadership

North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback has accomplished amazing things in tough times. When he first took over the job in 2012, the district struggled with budgets cuts and middling student outcomes. But Utterback was undaunted.

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
Mar 30, 2017

Aspiring leader wants to give back to her Native American community

Ardis Smith grew up watching her grandfather and mother make a difference in children’s lives as educators on the Warm Springs Reservation. After high school, she worked as a special education assistant before attending Southern Oregon University on an Oregon Indian Educator Grant.

“I wanted to carry on the work my mom and grandfather started,” Smith says. “I knew those were big shoes to fill. I also knew the equity challenges this community faces and what needs to be done here.”

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Educator Workforce
  • Professional Learning
Mar 24, 2017

We should invest in Oregon's future by creating Child Savings Accounts (Guest Opinion)

With legislation session well underway, there are many intersting perspectives on how Oregon can improve upon our K-12 education system. Chalkboard will continue to post articles on our blog that reflect the diverse opinions and ideas for education reform. The following guest opinion was co-authored by Rep. Knute Buehler and Sen. Arnie Roblan and appeared in the Oregonian on March 15. Rep. Knute Buehler is a Republican who represents House District 54 in Bend. Sen.

  • Student Success
  • School Finance
  • Policy

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