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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Coalition Urges Governor Brown to Protect Children Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

Today, Chalkboard Project joined a broad coalition of community-based organizations, education advocates, and business groups in a letter calling on Governor Kate Brown and state leaders to put children at the forefront when mapping Oregon’s road to recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Anticipating state revenue shortfalls and a possible special legislative session, the coalition is urging state leadership to uphold their commitment to educational equity, and take steps to mitigate COVID-19’s disproportionate impact by directing resources to Oregon’s most vulnerable children.

Apr 10 2020

We're Hiring: Data and Research Manager

Foundations for a Better Oregon/Chalkboard Project is committed to examining the root causes of inequity for Oregon’s children and challenging the structures and forces that are causing unacceptable disparities across learning systems.

To this end, we strive to broaden notions about what data is important; improve the quality of, and expand access to, data; and ensure that communities are authentically engaged in the planning, collection, interpretation, and dissemination of findings.

Mar 18 2020

Reframing Learning in the Time of COVID-19

Beyond the inherent stress of a public health crisis, Oregon families and communities are facing all kinds of extraordinary pressures while schools are closed. As the state and school districts step in to provide essential services, we hope you’ll share these strategies to help bring peace of mind to kids and families at home:

Mar 17 2020

Reflections on the 2020 Oregon Legislative Session

With only three out of 305 bills reaching the governor’s desk, no one can be pleased with the way the 2020 legislative session ended.

While political impasse grabbed headlines, Chalkboard Project’s team was meeting with state legislators in Salem, exploring opportunities to collaborate around educator workforce and data issues, and drawing policy connections between Oregon’s early learning, K-12, and post-secondary systems. 

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