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Jun 29, 2015

Lending a hand, sharing a tribe's story

Rural communities, and especially Oregon’s tribal communities, have many significant challenges to providing enriching childhood educational programs and leadership experiences. A successful program serving the Burns-Paiute Tribe has a mission to “Provide a safe and supportive environment where youth will learn tradition, language and culture”, and help the Burns-Paiute youth embrace a proud self-identity and a positive healthy lifestyle."

  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
Jun 25, 2015

Teacher-led ideas and collaboration create winning momentum

Our collaborative efforts not only brought us closer together as co-workers, but final analysis of the data showed that student outcomes in reading increased as well. Staff and board members were impressed with our findings and our excitement after viewing a short video we had produced, and were even more excited about St. Mary’s potential of future reading success.

  • Technology in Education
  • Student Success
Jun 16, 2015

How the American Dream gets priced out of children's reach

Today’s societal pressures: under-paid parents unable to focus significantly on their children’s needs; movements toward privatizing after school activities; and less involvement with church or civic groups (entities outside of the family) have resulted in more children growing up alone, unable to create trust relationships with others or develop ownership of the American Dream.

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • School Finance
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Accountability

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