Oregon school boards struggle to meet the needs of students who don’t speak English, have special needs, live in poverty or are left behind in other ways. Here are resources, reports, stories, ideas and insights to help your board with these challenges.
Oregon Center for Public Policy - Oregon Center for Public Policy has many excellent publications on food insecurity, the working poor, and other topics related to poverty in Oregon.
Resources from and recommended by NSBA - National School Boards Association shares resources on minority achievement and closing the gap, including links to national clearinghouses, other organizations and best-practices publications.
National equity project - A project started in 1991 to address opportunity gaps across the country to improve learning and education outcomes for vulnerable students.
Education Northwest - This agency is a good resource for districts seeking culturally diverse curriculum and multicultural staff.
Oregon Department of Education - Click on "Reports, data and statistics" to get Oregon Department of Education information about the state's educational system including student membership, graduation and dropout rates, spending, staffing, processes, performance, and demographics.