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Jul 2, 2013

Engaging first generation college students in Oregon's 40/40/20 college plan

At a recent neighborhood gathering, a grandfather mentioned that his grandson was going to college to study construction trades. Another neighbor asked, “Can you do that in college?” A few days later during a school faculty meeting, a teacher lamented he wasn’t sure our first generation college students could go to college. “Is there really a way to prepare them?” he asked. Since this years’ summer break started, two parents and five students contacted me at home to ask if I could help them negotiate the next steps to college. The answers to the above questions are—yes, yes, and yes!

  • Professional Learning
Nov 5, 2012

A Visionary Leader: Ericka Guynes

Last month as a part of the “Principal for Almost a Day” program, I had the honor of spending (almost) a day shadowing Ericka Guynes, principal of Earl Boyles Elementary School in the David Douglas School District.

  • School Leadership
  • Educator Workforce
  • Professional Learning


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