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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
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Sep 13, 2016

Funder collaborative helps teachers and school leaders revamp classroom instruction, increase student success

"If you are trying to change systems, you’ve got to be in it for the long haul...Policy advocacy is an essential tool in systems change... Equity has to be an explicit, upfront goal if you want to reduce disparities." These three lessons and more are outlined in the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's article about Chalkboard's initiatives.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Quality Educators
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Jun 17, 2016

Shared Leadership: The power of collaboration and teacher voice

Teachers in the David Douglas School District are taking charge as never before, taking on new leadership opportunities and making their voices heard in their schools and across the district.

That groundswell in teacher empowerment is fueled by the district’s work with the School District Collaboration Fund, which builds upon Chalkboard Project’s CLASS model. The model puts heavy emphasis on career pathways and professional development for teachers.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Student Success
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May 17, 2016

Teach to Lead exceeds expectations

“I came back today feeling empowered and excited. These changes might really happen!” —Feedback from a participant in Teach to Lead summit in Portland

Chalkboard Project recently wrapped up the Teach to Lead first-ever state summit here in Oregon, and just about everything about the event exceeded expectations.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Quality Educators
Oct 9, 2015

Leadership and the evolution of district-wide culture

CLASS’s most transformative impact is the change within that district’s culture, yet this change is difficult to explain or capture on a spreadsheet. Specifically, I am referring to changing the collective mindset toward teaching and learning, and prioritizing certain strategies because they positively impact student achievement.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Leadership

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