‘Oregon Rising’ campaign hits target of 10,000 voices
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Oregon Rising campaign (www.oregon-rising.org) has already hit its first benchmark of 10,000 participants, in less than two months.
The public outreach campaign by OSBA and two partner organizations was officially launched April 12.
The campaign asks Oregonians to engage locally to answer a fundamental statewide question: What do we want Oregon schools to be for our children and grandchildren?
Through an online survey and a series of local gatherings across the state, 10,000 Oregonians have engaged in the conversation about how we can dream bigger about our schools. Joining OSBA in the effort are the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and the Oregon Education Association (OEA).
OSBA Executive Director Betsy Miller-Jones said the three groups have made remarkable progress.
“We are so grateful to the school board members, superintendents, principals, educators, parents and community members who are coming together to form a vision for our children,” she said. “We are creating the momentum we need to make the meaningful changes that our students deserve.”
Want to add your voice to the discussion? There is still time: The survey will remain open until June 25, when the work of tabulating responses and analyzing data begins. Just visit www.oregon-rising.org, and click the “Take the survey” tab.