We were quite saddened to hear about the death of a good friend of ours, Lynn Lundquist. Lynn was a great statesman—a former house speaker, a cattle rancher and an economics professor. Lynn died unexpectedly on Tuesday at his Crook County ranch.
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The recent passing of Margaret Thatcher signals the true end of an era -- Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan all were powerful leaders in the 1980s. While Reagan is now known largely for his international agenda, his domestic policies remain a part of our national fabric.
We are pleased that Dr. Golden has been recommended by the OEIB subcommittee to serve as the interim Chief Education Officer. Her leadership and her passion for improving outcomes for all students will serve the state well. If appointed, Dr. Golden will continue a critical advisory role on our work to strengthen teacher preparation through the TeachOregon initiative.
The new report cards offer a more complex view of school performance than previous years and recognize the importance of individual student growth—something every parent should be glad to see. We applaud the educators and community members that worked to create a school report card that gives a more holistic view of performance.