I want to bring your attention to an opportunity to participate in community meetings across Oregon. The Governor's Office is hosting these meetings to engage Oregonians in a discussion on next steps to improve student success in Oregon's public education system, from prekindergarten through to college and career readiness.
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January 9, 2012
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324
Community Members Invited to Discuss Education, from Pre-Kindergarten Through College and Career Readiness
Meetings slated for seven Oregon cities January 17 to 30
(Salem, OR) - The Oregon Education Investment Board will hold seven community meetings across the state later this month, to discuss next steps to improve student success in Oregon's public education system, from prekindergarten through to college and career readiness.
Thousands of individuals have already participated in surveys, offered ideas in public testimony and met with representatives of the Governor's Office around the state. Now local students, educators, parents and community members are invited to the meetings, to share their ideas to support student learning and thoughts on the achievement compacts at the core of the state's No Child Left Behind waiver application.
Each of the seven meetings will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. After a brief presentation on the Oregon Education Investment Board's proposals, most of the time is reserved for participants to discuss and share their thoughts.
Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus
Rock Creek Event Center, Building 9
17705 NW Springville Road
Chemeketa Community College
Eola Viticulture Center
215 Doaks Ferry Road NW
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
10301 NE Glisan Street
Central Oregon Community College
2600 N.W. College Way
North Medford High School
1900 North Keene Way Drive
Lane Community College
Center for Meeting and Learning, Room 104
4000 East 30th Avenue
Blue Mountain Community College
2400 NW Carden Avenue
Room E 144
Each of these locations is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For other accommodations or language interpretation, please contact Seth Allen at the Oregon Education Investment Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-378-8213 at least 48 hours before the meeting.
In addition, a live web conference will be scheduled to allow participation via computer or mobile device at any location.
The Oregon Education Investment Board is proposing legislative action in February 2012 to streamline early childhood programs and create a system of accountability for student success from pre-kindergarten through K-12 to college and career readiness. Those are the recommendation of Oregon Learns, a report delivered Dec. 15 to the Oregon Legislature by the board.
Read the December 15 news release, executive summary and full report:
* News Release
* Executive Summary, Oregon Learns
* Oregon Learns, OEIB Report
* Executive Summary, Early Learning Council Report
* Early Learning Council Report