Oregon

Oregon

April 30, 2015

Funding Provided Under ESSA, Local Initiative Provides Greater Access to Education

January 14, 2020

Economically disadvantaged students in Klamath Falls City Schools in Oregon will now have access to new laptops in an effort to remove economic barriers to education that prevent low-income students from accessing the same opportunities. “Thanks to funds provided by Oregon Ballot Measure 98 and...

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Eleven Oregon Schools in Need of ‘Targeted Support’ Based on Accountability Data

November 10, 2019

According to accountability data from the Oregon Department of Education, “11 Central Oregon Schools were marked as needing help,” reports Jackson Hogan for The Bulletin. As opposed to previous years before passage of ESSA, Oregon has taken a different path, working with school districts to...

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Oregon Department Education Adds 70 Schools to “Must Improve” List, for a Total of 270

October 22, 2019

According to the “must-improve” list released by the Oregon Department of Education, “70 [Oregon] schools have joined the 200 that were already on the list.” While the state is “moving away from federal oversight of education as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act,” according...

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ESSA Provides Flexibility for Oregon Educators to Improve Performance by District

October 20, 2019

In a shift from its predecessor NCLB, ESSA has given the Oregon Department of Education (DOE) greater flexibility to address and improve student performance across entire school districts rather than individual schools. Educators who have experienced both approaches “are hailing the change,” according to this...

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Mental Health Days for Oregon Students?

April 24, 2019

“Should schools allow students to take excused mental health days?” asks Evie Blad in Education Week. Some students in Oregon sure think so. They are supporting a bill that would add “mental or behavioral health” to the list of legitimate reasons for school absence. This...

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Oregon Not Properly Tracking Struggling Students

March 20, 2019

According to KTVZ, a recent report from the Oregon Secretary of State finds the state’s education department “only made partial progress on three of the 15 recommendations to improve education for students in online or alternative schools” and “made no progress on the remaining 12.”...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Working With Schools Via ESSA Grants

September 12, 2018

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon’s Greater Santiam area, in partnership with schools in Lebanon and Sweet Home, will implement a new educational program called the 21st Century Community Learning Center this autumn through a federal student support grant authorized under ESSA.

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

October 17, 2017

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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Change to Modified Diplomas Worries Oregon Parents

October 12, 2017

Oregon parents are concerned “about a change to modified diplomas could risk transition services.” Under ESSA “all states to use one high school diploma—the one that a “preponderance” of students earn—to count as their graduation rate.”  State Senate Bill 20 was drafted to match graduation...

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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...

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Oregon Submits ESSA Plan to Dept. of Ed

May 3, 2017

Oregon submitted its ESSA plan to the Dept. of Education.

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OR Dept. of Ed to Host Community Feedback Session January

January 12, 2017

The Oregon Dept. of Education will host a community feedback session on ESSA on January 18 at 6:30pm. The event is part of a series of sessions organized by ODE for community members to “give input on Oregon’s plan to improve student learning” and “determine...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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OR Education Leaders Discuss New Accountability Systems at Forum

April 21, 2016

Oregon education leaders held the third of eleven education forums last week, where they discussed how the new accountability system must pay special attention rural students, who are often forgotten in Oregon’s education process. Read more here.

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OR Dept. of Education Announces Education Forums Across the State

March 30, 2016

The Oregon Department of Education released a press release announcing 11 education forums in April and May across the state and inviting all community members to come discuss ESSA. Read more here.

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