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May 31 2018

Supporting Black Student Success

Oregon schools are not narrowing the achievement gap between black and white students—a chronic problem reflected in disproportionate school attendance, student outcomes, and graduation rates, according to a report commissioned by KairosPDX.

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Oct 1, 2012

Distinguished Educators Council report released

The Distinguished Educators Council (DEC), made up of 13 Oregon teachers recognized for their knowledge and accomplishments, has released its recommendations to ensure Oregon is a great place to teach. “As we work to create a seamless, high-quality system from birth through post-secondary education we know that teachers at all levels will be the real drivers of change in schools across the state. We should all be doing what we can to ensure that teachers’ voices are helping to drive these policy conversations,” reflected Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber.

  • Reports
Oct 30, 2013

Oregon’s Teens Sound Off on Public Education: Part 2

Ari has a background in legislative research and political science. He is an associate with DHM Research and before that he was a research assistant for the Office of Government Relations at Portland State University. Ari graduated from the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in English Literature. He is currently attending Portland State University as a Master’s student in Political Science.

  • Reports
Mar 19, 2014

The urgent needs of Oregon's tribal students

For the first time, we have an opportunity to outline existing conditions and define the challenges Oregon’s tribal students face. Prior to this study, tribal leaders could not accurately ascertain how tribal members were performing in school.

  • Student Success
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  • Equity and Diversity
Oct 8, 2014

Islands of excellence in school leadership are not enough

A hallmark of effective school principals is that they find a way to prioritize instructional leadership over traditional administrative tasks. While no two schools operate exactly alike, in my experience a common trait in schools led by highly effective principals is that they empower leadership at all levels of the organization, which allows them to focus more deeply on improving student achievement.

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