New Coalition Formed to Advocate for Oregon Students

New Coalition Formed to Advocate for Oregon Students

May 10, 2017

In a blog post, Stand for Children Oregon discussed their state’s ESSA plan and the coalition they formed to advocate for Oregon students. The coalition, which also included Latino Network, Unite Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Children’s Institute and Chalkboard Project, focused on the plan achieving the following items:

  1. Higher expectations for cohorts of students who are behind in reading, writing or math, and higher expectations for schools when any group of students is consistently underperforming;
  2. Clear public information on both academic outcomes and opportunities for all groups of students at every school;
  3. Better training and ongoing support for teachers and school leaders;
  4. Alignment of the plan with our state’s ongoing initiatives around early learning and equity