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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

 

Beaverton

 

 

Wednesday, January 18    

Chemeketa Community College

 

Eola Viticulture Center

 

215 Doaks Ferry Road NW

 

Salem

 

 

Thursday, January 19

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

 

10301 NE Glisan Street

 

Portland

 

 

Monday, January 23

Central Oregon Community College

 

Wille Hall

 

2600 N.W. College Way

 

Bend

 

 

Wednesday, January 25      

North Medford High School

 

1900 North Keene Way Drive

 

Medford

 

 

Thursday, January 26

Lane Community College

 

Center for Meeting and Learning, Room 104

 

4000 East 30th Avenue

 

Eugene

 

 

Monday, January 30

Blue Mountain Community College

 

2400 NW Carden Avenue

 

Room E 144

 

Pendleton

 
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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