Making Oregon a great place to teach is an essential component of improving education. If Oregon is serious about reversing the sliding performance in too many schools and creating vibrant classrooms that help all students achieve at high levels, then making Oregon a great place to teach needs to be a core strategy. This report details recommendations—after months of study and discussion—for ensuring Oregon is a great place to teach.
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A brief demonstrating the progress TIF districts made in changing perceptions about educator evaluation and the effect reform has had on improving instruction.
The achievement compacts aim to build a strong framework for student improvement, and the next steps must include more detail on how to help schools achieve their goals.
A brief overview of the rapidly expanding literature
This issue paper highlights the limited, but growing, number of programs proven effective through experimental trials.
Addresses proposals to increase efficiencies in two areas: support services and student transportation.
An examination of the potential for savings in IT and new revenue streams from online learning in seven Oregon school districts: Amity, Dayton, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan, Willamina, and Yamhill-Carlton.
A presentation by Chalkboard Project's Kate Dickson. Summarizes the current research and state of teacher preparation programs in Oregon and outlines a plan for continued development.
A background an analysis of school funding and proposals for reforming the local option process.
Explores open enrollment and charter schools for expanding school choice.
Additional analysis on from ECONorthwest on the condition of K-12 education for Hispanic students.
Chalkboard’s annual report to the Oregon community on the condition of K-12 education.
Addresses key implementation issues associated with a proposed transition to using average daily attendance, rather than enrollment, as the foundation of Oregon's formula for distributing school revenue.
Two practices to help early learners show promise - reducing K-1 class sizes to 15 students, and providing reading tutors to every K-3 student reading below grade level.
An update of the 2008 report and expansion on the original recommendations.
A study prepared for Chalkboard Project and the High Desert ESD.
A comparison of two measurements of teacher turnover costs. Depending on the measurement, it is estimated that Oregon spends roughly $40 million to $59.4 million annually due to teacher turnover.
This paper, in partnership with Marylhurst University, serves to help contextualize the conversation around teacher effectiveness. It is an introduction to a much-needed dialogue around teacher effectiveness.
Innovation Zone (IZ) policy allows schools to bypass a subset of district and state regulations thus freeing them to implement administrative strategies and teaching techniques.
Report on the Hispanic-White achievement gap in Oregon schools.