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Press Release: January 9, 2012

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.

Tuesday, January 17    

Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus


Rock Creek Event Center, Building 9


17705 NW Springville Road





Wednesday, January 18    

Chemeketa Community College


Eola Viticulture Center


215 Doaks Ferry Road NW





Thursday, January 19

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization


10301 NE Glisan Street





Monday, January 23

Central Oregon Community College


Wille Hall


2600 N.W. College Way





Wednesday, January 25      

North Medford High School


1900 North Keene Way Drive





Thursday, January 26

Lane Community College


Center for Meeting and Learning, Room 104


4000 East 30th Avenue





Monday, January 30

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 seth.allen@state.or.us 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 (html)
  • Executive Summary, Oregon Learns (pdf)
  • Oregon Learns, OEIB Report (pdf)
  • Executive Summary, Early Learning Council Report (pdf)
  •  Early Learning Council Report (pdf)


 Media Contacts:
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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