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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Why Does Class Size Matter?

I’m worried that the recession will never end for children in our Oregon public schools. The crisis will be declared over and the general public will have adjusted to larger class sizes and fewer programs. We’ll continue with classes near the largest in the country and wonder why our children still aren’t outperforming kids in countries that invest more in education.

  • Staffing
  • Educator Workforce
  • General Support
Jul 8 2013

CLASS in Springfield public schools

Laura Scruggs has worked in education for 21 years including six years as a fifth grade teacher in Bandon and twelve years at seventh grade in Springfield. Currently coordinating the Global Institute for Teacher Advancement, Laura has worked on Springfield's CLASS and TeachOregon teams and is building the Springfield Immersion and Master Teacher programs. Laura is very active in the Springfield Education Association (SEA) and is serving as the Bargaining Chair.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • General Support
  • Teacher Networks
  • Presentations
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

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