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Mar 19, 2014

The urgent needs of Oregon's tribal students

For the first time, we have an opportunity to outline existing conditions and define the challenges Oregon’s tribal students face. Prior to this study, tribal leaders could not accurately ascertain how tribal members were performing in school.

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Mar 18, 2014

Wrestling with assessment

A good friend of mine recently found himself on a plane with a nuclear physicist from India who had just completed writing a crime novel. Needless to say, my friend engaged in an interesting conversation.

  • Student Success
Feb 26, 2014

Oregon's Common Core

Common Core is an important change. A think tank compared Oregon’s current standards to Common Core and found the new ones superior. Chalkboard initiatives, such as CLASS and TeachOregon, will play important roles in bringing these standards to life.

  • Student Success
Feb 12, 2014

My thoughts on the strike vote

Dear Room 14 Families,

I want to take a moment and share some of my thoughts about the recent strike vote. I know it is a cause of concern for all involved and it’s important to have an open dialogue during stressful times like these.

  • Student Success
Jan 31, 2014

Learning from education systems in other countries

I recently read The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley, a Time magazine journalist. Ripley followed three American high school exchange students in Finland, South Korea and Poland for one year. As Ripley tells their stories, she directly and indirectly suggests ways to strengthen education in the U.S. based on the education systems in the other countries.

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