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Apr 24, 2017

Opporturnity: School Retool Principal Fellowship

The Construct Foundation is inviting principals and assistant principals to join the second Oregon cohort of its professional development fellowship.

Are you interested in participating in the next Oregon cohort of School Retool? If so, please fill out this brief survey.

What is the School Retool Principal Fellowship?

  • School Leadership
  • Trainings
  • Professional Learning
  • Professional Development
Mar 2, 2017

North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback Awarded National Superintendent of the Year

North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback has been named 2017 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. This great honor is a result of Superintendent Utterback’s leadership in improving this district’s graduation rate and student growth. He has been a tremendous support to Chalkboard as an advisory board member and through his district’s participation in the School District Collaboration Fund/CLASS.

Feb 22, 2017

FBO announces new board member

Foundations for a Better Oregon is pleased to announce a new board member, Ana Gomez. Ana is driven to build a more equitable education system by including all community stakeholders in the process. Born and raised in Colombia, her parents were a huge influence and instilled a passion for social work, education, and the arts. Her interest in Oregon education was inspired by her time working with Latino families in Central Oregon. She initially worked as a volunteer and after a few months moved to coordinate the formation of the Juntos program at Oregon State University.

Feb 1, 2017

Chalkboard celebrates Black History Month

During February, Chalkboard will reflect on the amazing accomplishments of Black Americans beginning with Ruby Bridges.  

In 1960, responding to a request from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Ruby’s parents volunteered her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans’ school system. This brave move was met with intense opposition by white parents, teachers, and community members. Only one teacher in the Ruby’s new school agreed to teach Ruby and for over a year, educator Barbara Henry, taught Ruby alone in an empty classroom.