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Nov 27 2018

Creating a More Welcoming and Culturally Responsive School Community to Engage American Indian and Alaska Native Families

The following post originally appeared on the EducationNorthwest blog and is the first of a three-part series by Mandy Smoker Broaddus about creating culturally responsive school communities. Read the full blog series here.  

In the Northwest, we are seeing a growing sense of empowerment, autonomy and efficacy in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, particularly around education.

  • Equity and Diversity
  • Educator Workforce
  • Quality Educators
Nov 26 2018

The general election was a national shouting match. So why were our classrooms so quiet?

This piece was written by Dana Smiley, a member of Oregon Student Voice and a junior at Lincoln High School. It originally appeared as an opinion piece in the Oregonian on November 21. 

Earlier this month, I felt a sense of anticipation for the results of the midterm elections. It was clear that the outcome could lead to sweeping changes across the nation, and have a huge impact on a group that is primarily not old enough yet to vote: high school students.

  • Student Success
Nov 1 2018

Distinguished Educators Council is recruiting new members!

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. The council leverages the expertise and experience of its teacher members to advance equity and social justice for the students of Oregon by promoting teacher voice across multiple channels to influence policy and activate change.

  • Teacher Leadership


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