Who We Are
The Advisory Committee was created to provide recommendations to help ensure that every student in Oregon has the support they need to thrive. Governor Kate Brown has stated that her vision is for every student in Oregon to graduate from high school with a plan for their future; and that starts with creating safe, equitable classroom environments where everyone can learn. Collectively, we bear a profound responsibility to shape the future of the next generation of Oregonians.
The Advisory Committee's charge is consistent with Governor Brown's directive
that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) ensure Oregon's children, students and young people are provided the full benefit of programs as intended and consistent with the Oregon Equity Lens
for education. The Lens also serves as another action step to ensure that ODE's focus on equity is further embedded across all departmental programs and initiatives - including harassment and bullying prevention, social/emotional learning supports, trauma-informed practices and restorative justice practices - to better serve all students on their path to graduation.