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Student Success Committee report focuses on need for stable and adequate funding
Thursday, January 24, 2019The long-awaited Joint Committee on Student Success report repeatedly calls attention to the need for stable and adequate funding with some sort of accountability.
Legislative assignments put school board members in thick of education funding
Thursday, December 20, 2018With revenue reform and education funding shaping up as 2019’s driving legislative issues, the committee assignments released Thursday reveal who will be steering policy.
Estimate puts potential $3.5 billion price tag on Student Success Committee’s goals
Friday, December 14, 2018The Joint Interim Committee on Student Success learned the potential bill for its education wish list Thursday night – over $3.5 billion.
Student Success Committee work groups release policy recommendations
Wednesday, November 7, 2018Months of public hearings have led the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success to develop education policy recommendations that range from increased early childhood support and learning to dropout prevention and educator support.
Senator says he will introduce bill to fund Quality Education Model
Friday, September 28, 2018Sen. Tim Knopp, Joint Interim Committee on Student Success vice-chair, said reaching the funding level he believes schools deserve will require changes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.