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.
Getting started resources
Oregon leadership network - a comprehensive effort to improve student achievement by enhancing the quality of school and district leadership initiated by the State of Oregon in 2000.
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.
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.
E3 Small Schools Initiative - Read about the Employers for Education Excellence project to increase student achievement and graduation rates in Oregon’s high schools.