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Equity Pilot (Video)

Students and teachers explore equity in Tillamook and David Douglas school districts through Chalkboard Project’s Equity Pilot.

Senate Bill 182: Aligning early learning and K-12 education systems (Podcast)

Senate Bill 182 seeks to deepen professional support for Oregon’s educators. This includes more coordination among K-12 schools and local preschools to ensure a high-quality and seamless education system in the state. Children's Institute President Swati Adarkar and Chalkboard Project President Sue Hildick discuss this and other opportunities Senate Bill 182 will offer our educators.

Leading For Learning supports principals and drives systems change (audio)

Leading for Learning works with district administrators and principals to improve the culture and practice of instructional leadership. Hear several school district administrators share their perspectives on the importance of creating systemic supports for principals.

Teach To Lead Recap with Jenna Miller and Julie Smith

Oregon's first Teach to Lead summit was held in Oregon on May 12. Hear from Chalkboard Project's Julie Smith about the event and Jenna Miller from North Clackamas Schools, who participated.

Exploring the Impact of TIF with Carrie Lowenbach

In this segment, we speak with Carrie Lowenbach from Crook County School District in Central Oregon on the impact of the Teacher Incentive Fund and her role as a mentor teacher.

Council On Educator Advancement

In January 2016, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Council on Educator Advancement.

NPR Radio interview with Dan Jamison on high school graduation rates

More than one in four of Oregon's high school students don't graduate...or at least don't graduate on time.  The U.S. Department of Education ranks the state 47th, although that's up from 49th a year ago. The first part in KLCC's series on this issue examines why the rate is so low and what a school in Corvallis is doing to help change that. Hear this interview with Chalkboard's Dan Jamison on the connection between high absenteeism in schools and low graduation rates.

Creating teacher collaborations: Viewpoints from Oregon SDCF participants

Carlos Seguira, Bethel School District grant manager, presents comments during a panel discussion of the transformative effect of CLASS and the School District Collaboration Fund. The panel was at the annual meeting of the Chalkboard Project, Nov. 18, 2015, Portland, Ore.

Oregon Rep. Betty Komp receives education leadership award

On November 18, 2015, Foundations For A Better Oregon Board President Bill Swindells and Chalkboard Project/FBO President Sue Hildick awarded Oregon Representative Betty Komp as the inaugural recipient of the Orcilia Zuñiga Forbes Leadership in Education Advocacy Award. The annual award will recognize state, education, or philanthropic leaders who have a track record of successful education advocacy or education leadership, and are champions of change.

Beyond the Rhetoric: Peter Cunningham at Chalkboard's annual affiliate meeting

Keynote speaker Peter Cunningham—former advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—talked about demystifying education reform and the need to continue focusing on educator effectiveness as an important lever of change. His comments were recorded at Chalkboard Project's Board/Affiliate Member Annual Meeting, November 18, 2015, Portland, Oregon.

TeachOregon: Teacher pipeline recruitment brings challenges

What will become the best solution for Oregon’s need to hire more multi-lingual and diverse teachers? Chalkboard convened a day-long summit, “Nurturing and Supporting Entry into the Educator Pipeline/Pathway” at Chemeketa College, Salem, October 28. The event was convened and facilitated by TeachOregon Project Director Mary Cadez.

TeachOregon: Teacher pipeline recruitment brings challenges

What will become the best solution for Oregon’s need to hire more multi-lingual and diverse teachers? Chalkboard convened a day-long summit, “Nurturing and Supporting Entry into the Educator Pipeline/Pathway” at Chemeketa College, Salem, October 28. The event was convened and facilitated by TeachOregon Project Director Mary Cadez.

Leading for Learning: Participants' perspectives

Various staff members across Oregon's K-12 schools are participating in Chalkboard's Leading for Learning trainings. Here are several participants who share their hopes for the program, and opinions on principals and instructional leadership.

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