4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
With the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, it is more important than ever for locally elected school board members, public education advocates, parents and community members to be informed about the debates and discussions around K-12 education policy at the national level.
In order to help our members stay up to date, OSBA legislative staff will provide regular updates about these important issues on its Federal Advocacy Resources page.
You will find:
- Links to the latest News Announcements about federal or national education issues
- A link to a page dedicated to providing the latest information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from OSBA, the Oregon Department of Education, the National School Boards Association and the U.S. Department of Education
- Links to other national resources information of interest to help provide insights and context on federal education policy
The goal of this resource is to help local board members become more empowered to weigh in on federal issues that will impact districts and schools here in Oregon.
For more information, please contact OSBA Interim Director of Legislative Services Lori Sattenspiel.
3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM
The most recent labor contract settlement data submitted to OSBA.
3/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
OSBA's monthly newsletter with state and national news about public education.
2/13/2017 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos began her first day in office by thanking the Department's career employees for ensuring a smooth and professional transition.
1/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Department of Education releases guidance documents to provide resources to states
11/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Federal judge grants emergency preliminary injunction to delay implementation of U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulation
11/28/2016 8:34:29 AM
Measure 98 is designed to improve graduation rates by emphasizing career and college-readiness offerings in high schools, and creating or expanding dropout-prevention programs.
11/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Six months after proposing draft regulations for Accountability and State Plans and four months after the public comment period closed, the U.S. Department posted the final rule.
10/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Members of the Oregon Task Force on School Safety have come up with solutions they believe will make schools safer.
10/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
A model for schools to use in developing new state-mandated Healthy and Safe Schools Plans to address toxics hazards in buildings is now available from the Oregon Department of Education.
9/27/2016 8:20:47 AM
OSBA policy staff have developed a new video and updated frequently asked questions to address Senate Bill 454’s requirement on paid sick time.
9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
It's a topic no one likes to think is relevant to them, but statistics say otherwise.
9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Educators typically love presidential election years because they offer rich opportunities for teaching about civics and the election process, but this year is different.
9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Agendas for this year’s meetings include discussion of upcoming ballot measures, revenue reform, “The Promise of Oregon” and “Oregon Rising” campaigns, and legislative priorities for 2017.
9/2/2016 8:08:01 AM
The State Fire Marshal’s Office cautions that some after-market door-locking devices may not comply with state building codes.
8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities (8/9/16)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) that emphasizes the requirement that schools provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities who need them. It also clarifies that the repeated use of disciplinary actions may suggest that children with disabilities may not be receiving appropriate behavioral interventions and supports. When schools fail to consider and provide for needed behavioral supports through the Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is likely to result in children not receiving the free appropriate public education to which they are entitled under federal law.
8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
Oregon is spending nearly $2 billion per biennium under what is necessary to meet the state’s own K-12 education goals, according to a new report from the Quality Education Commission.
7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Education has issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking to implement Title I, Parts A and B of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which relate to academic assessments. On July 6, 2016,, the Department released proposed assessment regulations developed through the negotiated rulemaking process conducted earlier this year. The proposed regulations also include provisions relating to ESSA’s innovative assessment demonstration authority, more commonly known as the “innovative assessment pilot program.” The Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM’s) will be formally published in the federal register, and a public comment period of 60 days will begin upon the formal date of publication.
The Department’s two NPRM’s as well as a summary of the proposed regulations can be accessed here.
6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Schools have seen transgender issues emerge as one of the biggest challenges of 2016; these new resources can provide guidance.
4/12/2016 10:59:52 AM
Oregon Rising asks Oregonians to engage at a local level to answer a fundamental state-wide question: What do we want Oregon schools to be for our children and grandchildren?
3/16/2016 8:43:52 AM
Under the Promise Scholarship Program, nine boards selected by OSBA from among applicants can receive $5,000 each in student scholarship funds by completing a five-step process.
11/12/2015 9:10:20 AM
OSBA’s expert human resources consultants are ready to answer your questions in a brand-new blog called “Ask HR.”
10/20/2014 8:12:26 AM
Leadership Oregon is an advanced leadership course offered to qualified board members from OSBA member districts. Participants learn leadership skills and join a strong support network of education leaders from across the state
9/19/2014 11:55:28 AM
A number of Oregon school districts have reported receiving requests for purchasing data that could be related to a suspected nationwide string of fraudulent billings from a company calling itself “Scholastic School Supply.”
7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
A weekend of intensive learning and keynotes from state education leaders wrapped up Sunday.
4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
In partnership with state associations including OSBA, the National School Boards Association has launched Stand Up 4 Public Schools, a new national campaign to highlight the importance of public education.
10/14/2013 3:19:43 PM
The Legal Assistance Trust has two vacant positions.
5/18/2011 12:06:00 PM
5/17/2011 - Over the past five months, school board members from around the state participated in OSBA's Leadership Oregon training, which prepares them to better serve their communities and students.