Portland, Ore—August 21, 2017—Chalkboard Project (Chalkboard) launches a new initiative to improve student outcomes through school board governance and equity. In September, two school districts—Corvallis and Medford—will begin working with expert trainers to develop effective governance models and policies, and strengthen the use of equity as an important lever in raising student achievement.
Portland State University, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), and Chalkboard Project are proud to announce a generous contribution of $150,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation to financially support 22 new candidates in PSU and COSA Leads Preliminary Administrative Licensure program under the innovative Leading for Learning initiative. The teachers, representing a diverse array of communities across the state, are participating in the first cohort of the pilot program, funded by the Oregon Department of Education.
Chalkboard Project welcomes Erin Prince as its new vice president for education policy. Prince brings her unique experience and perspective to Chalkboard, where her chief priorities are advancing teacher leadership and championing educational equity for students.
“I’m energized by this opportunity,” Prince said. “Chalkboard walks the talk when it comes to elevating the teacher voice and doing what it takes to get the results we want for our schools in Oregon.“
Governor Kate Brown appoints a 17-member Council on Educator Advancement—consisting almost exclusively of educators—to make Oregon the best place in the country for teaching and learning.
The Presidio Institute announced the selection of Sue Hildick as one of 24 professionals from business, non-profit, academia, philanthropy, and government sectors to participate in the Presidio Institute Fellows program. The program, formerly known as the Cross Sector Leadership Fellows Program, is a yearlong, multicity initiative created in partnership with BlackRock, McKinsey, the United States Office of Personnel Management, and the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.