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Programs in this outcome area operate or support all
public educational activities from pre-kindergarten to
post-secondary and life-long learning. These include
agencies whose mission is primarily related to
education outcomes, specifically the Oregon
Education Investment Board, the Department of
Education, a proposed Department of Post-Secondary Education, and the Teacher Standards
and Practices Commission. They also include education related programs in other agencies,
such as the Military Department’s Youth Challenge and STARBASE programs, the Arts
Commission in the Oregon Business Development Department, and others.
Legislation will be proposed to address changes to boards and commissions that guide the education outcome area to further the 40/40/20 Goal described above and support changes to agency structures and functions proposed in the Governor’s Balanced Budget.
What we want to
How we get there
How we measure progress
Every Oregonian has the knowledge, skills, and credentials to succeed in life.
>   Align funding, outcomes, and education strategies across the entire continuum of a child’s development — from birth to k-12 to post-secondary education and training.
>    Streamline early childhood services and invest in Oregon kids from an early age so they are set up to succeed before they enter kindergarten.
>   Use early screening to identify and help students who need it most.
>   Create an aligned set of learning standards, assessment tools, and support systems for all students.
>    Create the longitudinal data system that supports assessment and achievement from kindergarten to college.
>    Make college more affordable and accessible for all low- and middle-income students.
>    Replicate successful programs and practices being used in our top schools across the state.
>    Revamp workforce training to better align with employer needs.
>    Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs.
>    Provide students – particularly underserved students and their families – with monitoring and support to ensure they’re on-track for high school graduation and the realization of their post-secondary aspirations.
>    Provide resources to educators to increase educator effectiveness and diversity through better training, mentorship, and professional development.
>   Promote parent and family involvement in their children’s success.
>    Make a strategic investment in a campaign to help schools, families, and community partners ensure that all children are reading at grade level by third grade.
>    Every child enters kindergarten ready to learn.
>    All 3rd graders are reading at grade level.
>    Achieve “40-40-20” by the year 2025:
 40% of adults will  have earned a bachelor's degree or higher.
- 40% of adults will have earned an associate degree or post-secondary credential.
-  20% of adults will have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Agencies with programs in the Education Outcome Area include:
  • Business Development
  • Community Colleges & Workforce Development
  • Early Learning Council (including former Commission on Children & Families)
  • Education Investment Board
  • Education Department
  • Employment
  • Health Authority
  • Higher Education Coordinating Commission
  • Human Services
  • Military
  • State Library
  • Student Access Commission
  • Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
  • University System, and OHSU
  • Youth Development Council
View the initial Education policy vision document here.
View the Education Program Funding Team here.