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Feb 7 2019

FBO Announces New Board Member

Foundations for a Better Oregon is pleased to announce a new board member, Lane Shetterly. “We are so thrilled to welcome Lane Shetterly to our board. Lane has extensive experience as a private & philanthropic leader, a state legislator, and agency director. His amazing commitment to Oregon makes him the perfect contributor to our work,” says Chalkboard Project Executive Director Whitney Grubbs.

Jan 11 2019

Interview with 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year Keri Pilgrim Ricker

I recently sat down with Oregon's 2019 Teacher of the Year, Keri Pilgrim Ricker, who teaches in the Health Occupations CTE program at Churchill High School in Eugene. In this two-part blog series, Keri tells us about a professor that shifted her perspective on teaching, talks about how to help students feel safe the classroom so that they can show up as their whole selves, ready to learn, and shares why it’s so important to intentionally create space to recharge in a busy teaching schedule. I hope you enjoy getting to know Keri as much as I did!

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Image of two members of Oregon Student Voice posing with Oregon Governor Brown
Jan 3 2019

Oregon Student Voice: New Beginnings

In the past year Oregon Student Voice published 15 opinion pieces about education issues in Oregon, released our first comprehensive report on the state of Oregon schools from the student perspective and hosted 100+ students at a youth empowerment rally in Salem. These are impressive accomplishments, but the biggest challenge has just begun. After operating as an initiative of Chalkboard Project for two years, we are becoming an independent youth-led nonprofit.

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