November 02, 2012
Welcome to Crew’s Corner, a feature we have created to strengthen communication between board members and Dr. Rudy Crew, Oregon’s Chief Education Officer. Dr. Crew will address important issues that education stakeholders have raised.
Feel free to submit your own questions to Dr. Crew.
Each week at least one new question and answer will be posted.
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How do you see school districts including achievement in our current resource challenged environment?
You helped lead Oregon’s successful effort to get a waiver from the most onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind. Part of that waiver included the designation of Focus and Priority Schools. What supports can local districts expect from the state to help improve student achievement and close the achievement gap in these schools?
Board members and educators in Oregon have expressed concern about the regulatory role of the Oregon Department of Education. You have talked about creating a more service oriented department. Can you elaborate on your plans to achieve this goal?
Our members appreciate that you have acknowledged the need to provide additional resources to increase student achievement. How can board members support your efforts to improve school funding in Oregon?
You have had the opportunity to work with school boards across the country. What characteristics have you seen in highly competent boards? How do you think school boards can best impact student achievement?
What role do you see locally elected school board members playing in the Achievement Compact process? If a board member has a question about the compacts, who can they contact in your office for assistance?
Can we expect to see any legislative proposals from your office or the Oregon Education Investment Board in the 2013 Legislative Session?
Do you have any thoughts for Oregon’s locally elected board members?
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