Historic education moment calls for school board members’ support
Monday, April 29, 2019Votes are coming on a significant investment in schools, and legislators need to know where your community stands.
Legislators say yes to additional $1 billion a year for education
Tuesday, April 30, 2019The Legislature took a big step Monday toward making a significant and stable investment in Oregon schools.
Legislature poised for generational investment in education
Monday, April 15, 2019The Student Success Committee has put forth a detailed revenue and spending plan, and Gov. Kate Brown is tackling the PERS problem.
Revenue plan revealed during show of support for Student Success Committee’s work
Friday, April 12, 2019Dozens of students, parents and educators praised legislators Thursday night for their work to increase school investments and, often in emotional testimony, pleaded with them to do even more.
Education-dedicated revenue plan coming this week, legislators say
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Legislators expect to choose a proposal this week to bring in $1 billion more a year in revenue dedicated to education.
Bills scurry to escape looming deadline hammer
Monday, April 8, 2019Tuesday, April 9, marks the deadline to “work,” meaning vote on, bills in the chamber of origin.
Student Success Committee’s plan adds urgency to need for education advocacy
Monday, April 8, 2019Release of the Joint Committee on Student Success’ legislative outline means the Oregonians for Student Success campaign is kicking into high gear.
More details emerge on Student Success Act, including possible tax structure
Friday, April 5, 2019The Joint Committee on Student Success leaders unveiled a detailed draft Thursday of their plans for roughly $2 billion a biennium in education investment.
Student Success Act would emphasize early learning, student health and equity programs
Thursday, April 4, 2019Legislative leaders unveiled their ideas Thursday for the long-awaited Student Success Act, an overarching Oregon education investment plan.
Student Success Committee begins ironing out the details
Monday, March 18, 2019The Joint Committee on Student Success seems poised to tackle big problems, ranging from student wellness to curriculum choices.
Change in revenue legislation approach makes next budgeting steps unclear
Monday, March 11, 2019The legislative leaders in the Joint Ways and Means Committee delivered their budget framework for the 2019-21 biennium on Thursday, March 7.
Legislators kick around bucket ideas for new education funding
Friday, March 15, 2019The Joint Committee on Student Success has begun putting some meat on the bones of its education ideas.
Education committees consider bills extending help for student mental health crisis
Monday, February 11, 2019Oregon is dealing with a student mental and emotional health crisis, and legislators want to give schools more tools to help young people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Political signs point toward Oregon Democratic supermajority in 2019
Tuesday, March 6, 2018If Democrats achieve a supermajority, their 2019 agenda will likely push progressive issues, especially concerning the Public Employees Retirement System and revenue reform.
- House Bill 3427
Overview of the bill as provided by the Oregon State Legislature.
- House Bill 2019
The conceptual proposal for House Bill 2019, submitted by the Joint Committee on Student Success on April 4, 2019.
- Options for Education Revenue
Options for education revenue as submitted by the Joint Committee of Student Success subcommittee on revenue.
- Recommendation of the Joint Committee on Student Success's Work Groups - memo
The preliminary cost estimates of the recommendations from the three Joint Committee on Student Success's work group as submitted by Doug Wilson and Time Walker, Legislative Fiscal Office.
- Recommendations of the Joint Committee on Student Success's Work Groups - table
The preliminary cost estimates of the recommendations from the three Joint Committee on Student Success's work group as submitted by Doug Wilson and Tim Walker, Legislative Fiscal Office.
- Joint Committee on Student Success - Students Ready and Able to Learn
Joint Interim Committee on Student Success, Students Ready and Able to Learn work group's policy recommendations.
- Joint Committee on Student Success - High Quality Classrooms
Joint Interim Committee on Student Success, High Quality Classrooms work group's policy recommendations.
- Joint Committee on Student Success - College and Career Ready
Joint Interim Committee on Student Success, College and Career Ready work group policy recommendations.