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Jan 24 2020

Meet the Team: Amanda Manjarrez, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs

Amanda brings creative leadership and a deep commitment to social justice to her work as Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Chalkboard Project. A longtime advocate for racial equity and good governance, she collaborates with Oregonians across the state to co-design, test, and champion systems change strategies that deliver lasting impact for children and families.

Jan 24 2020

Meet the Team: Louis Wheatley, Strategic Communications Director

Louis has woven a passion for democratizing ideas and animating dialogue throughout his career. At Chalkboard Project's Strategic Communications Director, he helps elevate narratives that spark curiosity, upend entrenched divisions, and catalyze systemic change for children in Oregon.

Jan 24 2020

Community-Based Organizations Gather to Strategize for Student Success

With the Student Success Act (SSA), Oregon invested in a vision for educational equity where decision-makers approach community as a true partner in reducing disparities among children. But when community engagement is a mandate, what steps can we take to help decision-makers and community collaborate authentically and innovatively?

Oct 1 2019

The Distinguished Educators Council is Recruiting New Members!

The Distinguished Educators Council (DEC) was organized by Chalkboard Project in 2012 as a strategy for ensuring that Oregon is a great place to teach and learn. Our mission is to leverage the expertise and experience of teachers to advance equity and social justice for the students of Oregon by promoting teacher voice across multiple channels to influence policy and activate change.

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