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Feb 26, 2018

Interview with Oregon Student Voice member Ebado Abdi

We recently sat down with Ebado Abdi, a senior at West View High School in Beaverton, to find out more about an issue she is passionate about–elevating student voice. An active member of Oregon Student Voice, Ebado has great insight about how students are powerful change agents and how students and educators can work together to improve our school system.

This is your last year of high school before you go to college, looking back how was your overall experience in school?

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
Feb 22, 2018

Trying hard isn’t enough to change systems

I believe that everyone in education is trying very hard, every day, to help the students they serve. But trying hard isn’t enough when education systems don’t change. We have to commit to doing things differently.

  • Student Success
  • Professional Learning
  • Quality Educators
  • Professional Development
Feb 13, 2018

Oregon Teacher Scholars Program

The Chief Education Office has announced their Oregon Teacher Scholars Program. The Program offers $5,000 scholarships, for up to two years, for culturally or linguistically diverse teacher candidates. The scholarship is for use at a state-approved educator preparation provider. In addition to the scholarship, the program will provide recipients with mentoring, networking opportunities, and more. Applications are due February 28, 2018.

Feb 9, 2018

Meyer Memorial Trust announces new CEO

Meyer Memorial Trust has announced Michelle J. DePass as its new CEO. DePass is currently the dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management at The New School in New York. Michelle will join Meyer on April 30.

Feb 8, 2018

Beyond good intentions: How school board members are making a difference

“Everyone who runs for a school board seat believes they are doing it to make a difference,” says Karen Starchvick, school board chair in the 6,000-student Medford Public Schools.

But what happens when good intentions are thwarted by a failure to focus or cooperate? How can a school board work as a team to make sure it is making the right choices to support equity for kids?

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Trainings
  • Equity and Diversity

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