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Statewide Report Card compiles school system’s successes, failings and needs
Friday, November 30, 2018Oregon’s Statewide Report Card 2017-2018 is available.
Quality Education Model sets bar, but state needs revenue reform to reach it
Monday, October 29, 2018The nonpartisan Quality Education Commission maintains that it’s the Legislature’s responsibility to provide more money for schools.
Oregon opens website with school and district report cards after outcry
Wednesday, October 24, 2018Typically, the report cards are made public in October, but ODE recently announced plans to release the reports Nov. 15, after the election.
Gubernatorial candidates agree Oregon schools need more funding, services
Wednesday, October 3, 2018The Oregon gubernatorial candidates’ answers Tuesday night in Portland returned again and again to the need for more programs offered by better-funded public schools but not how to achieve that.
Student Success Committee tour adds school safety and student health roundtables
Friday, September 14, 2018The Joint Interim Committee on Student Success added safety and health roundtables to its usual program of facility tours, student listening sessions, education and community leader roundtables, and public hearings.
When school year starts, students aren’t only ones counting the days ahead
Tuesday, August 28, 2018As most Oregon students start school this week and next, they face some of the shortest school calendars in the country, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Oregon education funding lags other states, Quality Education Model reports
Thursday, August 2, 2018Education funding in Oregon is about 9 percent below the national average.
Oregon’s revenue system fails school funding, Quality Education Commission report says
Wednesday, August 1, 2018The biennial Quality Education Model is the gold standard of Oregon public education goals, but the Legislature has never met its funding targets.
New work groups begin focusing Joint Interim Committee on Student Success’ efforts
Thursday, July 12, 2018Three work groups (Students Ready and Able to Learn, College and Career Ready, and High Quality Classrooms) will create a handful of education policy goals by Aug. 1.
Woodburn offers improvement example for Joint Interim Committee on Student Success
Friday, May 25, 2018Woodburn School District instituted a K-12 dual-language program and International Baccalaureate program and broke the large high school into four smaller schools.
Education spending discussion dominates Student Success Committee roundtable
Thursday, May 10, 2018Joint Interim Committee on Student Success visited the North Clackamas School District, southeast of Portland, on Wednesday.
Kotek will join Student Success Committee for North Clackamas School District tour
Monday, May 7, 2018Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek will join the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success’ visit to the North Clackamas School District on Wednesday.
OSBA Legislative Policy Committee will keep focus on revenue reform, cost containment
Monday, April 30, 2018The OSBA Legislative Policy Committee reaffirmed over the weekend OSBA’s commitment to revenue reform and cost containment.
Student Success Committee peering at education from every angle
Thursday, April 26, 2018The bipartisan committee is traveling Oregon to gather ideas for a legislative plan to adequately fund K-12 public schools while improving Oregon education.
Student Success Committee listens to business leaders, school board members and others
Wednesday, April 25, 2018Eastern Oregon business leaders tell state legislators that schools should better prepare students for work through vocational programs and social-emotional development.
Oregon Department of Education releases special education report cards
Wednesday, April 4, 2018Report card data include early intervention efforts, academic participation, graduation rates and parent survey results.
Calls for funding programs dominate Student Success Committee hearings
Friday, March 23, 2018School board members, students, parents, business leaders, community members, school administrators and other education advocates told legislators about successful programs that needed more support and areas where schools must do more.
Student Success Committee announces statewide tour schedule
Wednesday, March 21, 2018The Joint Interim Committee on Student Success announced Wednesday 10 meeting dates and locations for 2018.
Student Success Committee will hold public meeting Thursday in Eugene
Friday, March 16, 2018The committee is working to create a plan to improve Oregon K-12 public education and to provide adequate funding.
Oregon needs to fix its school system, education advocates tell legislators
Friday, February 9, 2018The Joint Committee on Student Success heard Friday from business representatives, educators, statewide agencies and students about what schools are doing right and what they need to do.
ODE shortens SBAC test, delays plan to replace it
Friday, January 19, 2018The Oregon Department of Education worked with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to create customized tests that take less time but maintain reliability.
Joint committee will explore Oregon education needs for 2019 session
Thursday, January 4, 2018The Oregon Legislature announced that the bipartisan Joint Committee on Student Success will tackle how to pay for a high-quality K-12 education system.
Statewide report card offers detailed look at public education
Thursday, November 30, 2017The Oregon Statewide Report Card 2016-2017 includes data on students, teachers, administrators, schools and assessments.
DeVos visits McMinnville schools to study teaching methods
Wednesday, October 11, 2017DeVos read a news article about the McMinnville School District’s strong instructional results and wanted to understand the methods behind them.
Oregon students beat national average on SAT
Tuesday, September 26, 2017ODE reported 12,700 students took the test last year and participation improved for every student group.
State testing scores fall slightly from last year
Thursday, September 14, 2017Smarter Balanced test scores fell from the previous year for nearly every grade and subject, according to 2016-17 Oregon results.
School year begins with added emphasis on career and technical education
Friday, September 1, 2017Students around the state return to schools looking for ways to answer Measure 98’s career and technical education challenges.
U.S. Department of Education approves Oregon ESSA plan
Thursday, August 31, 2017Oregon's plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act lays out the guiding principles of Oregon education under federal law.
Oregon plans to drop Smarter Balanced exam in high school
Wednesday, May 3, 2017In 2018-19, the state plans to replaced Smarter Balanced with a nationally recognized test such as the SAT or ACT at the high school level.
State Board of Education approves Oregon plan for ESSA
Thursday, April 27, 2017After an extra month of fine-tuning, the State Board of Education approved Oregon’s plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Oregon Department of Education seeks comment on ESSA plan
Wednesday, February 15, 2017The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more autonomy and greater flexibility to address local needs.