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Kylie Grunow

Jul 24, 2015

Legislative session: Oregon's "Opt Out" law

This week, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed Oregon will receive a three-year reprieve from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind school accountability law. And while the state says it remains committed to teacher evaluation via standardized testing, the recent passage of Oregon’s “opt out” law may have consequences yet unrealized.

  • Policy
Sep 23, 2014

Public-private partnerships: A driving force behind innovation and change

I am not a great traveler. I love to do it, but I’m not great at it, whether it’s for work or for play. First, I never know what to pack. Second, I can’t imagine how my husband and three girls will manage without me. Finally, I never know if it will be worth the effort. On August 14 and 15, I overcame these personal hurdles and attended a briefing about the evolving role of state education agencies.

  • Finance and Accountability
  • General Support
  • Policy
Jan 29, 2014

A newer, smarter report card for Oregon schools

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman has just written about the frustration of teachers who accurately grade their students, but then get severely criticized if they dare to hand out “Ds” or “Fs.”

We believe report cards are important, not just for students, but also for assessing how our state, districts and schools are performing on education measurements.

  • Policy