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Jul 11, 2014

Increasing Oregon's numbers of diverse teachers will take everyone to support culturally and linguistically diverse students

As a first-generation college graduate, I have spent my career recruiting diverse college students and providing the support they need to graduate. One thing I learned over the years is that for the recruitment and retention of under-represented populations to succeed, it takes more than just one person—it takes everyone! It takes teachers, principals, parents, mentors, and community members.

  • Staffing
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Educator Workforce
Apr 21, 2014

Student access to science for all

Nationally, our student population has become increasingly diverse in the classroom. This diversity includes a wide range of Non-Dominant Student Groups, such as economically disadvantaged students, racial or ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, and English language learners. Over time, these students have traditionally been underserved across all subject areas and domains of learning.

  • Student Success
  • Lesson Plans
  • Science
Apr 11, 2014

A seagull inspires a philosophy of teaching

“There’s a reason to life,” muses Jon. “We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!”

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Educator Workforce
Apr 2, 2014

What are the underlying causes of student absenteeism?

The “Empty Desks” series thoughtfully investigated the ways in which younger students weren’t in school either, and their classes were often much smaller. In those cases, it’s a parent issue, and I wish the series probed the way in which the greater community perceives schools.

  • Student Success
  • Policy
  • Accountability

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