Passage of the new law presents opportunities and challenges for our state as accountability for equitable educational opportunities shifts from the federal government to states.
Chalkboard Project applauds the Oregon legislature for taking positive steps toward supporting great teachers and principals: for making sure they have the supports they need to meet the demands of today’s classroom, and helping students succeed.
Chalkboard Project applauds educators in helping students surpass expectations in meeting new state standards
The release of preliminary state-level SBAC test results showing more Oregon students met the new college- and career-ready standards than expected is a testament to the rigor and high-quality classroom instruction delivered by Oregon’s educators.
Chalkboard Project supports the need for maintaining a highly effective assessment system aligned with our state’s education standards. Our work with educators confirms teachers want better support and professional development in assessment literacy, especially to meet the demands of the new state standards.
We are saddened by the Governor’s announcement of his resignation from office. Governor Kitzhaber has been a dedicated and staunch supporter of education in our state. As governor, he worked to advance policies and supports to improve our education system with a focus on equity, student achievement, teacher quality, and closing achievement gaps.