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African American/Black Student Success Advisory Group

House Bill 2016 directs the Department of Education to develop and implement a statewide education plan for African American/Black students who are in early childhood through post-secondary education programs. The Department has convened an advisory group comprised of members of the African American/Black community and other community partners from across the state of Oregon to advise the Department on the creation and implementation of the plan.

The plan addresses:

  • the disparities experienced by African American and Black students in every indicator of academic success.
  • the historical practices leading to disproportionate outcomes for the students.
  • the educational needs of the students from early childhood through post-secondary education by examining culturally responsive and appropriate best practices in this state and across the nation.

The African American/Black Student Success Advisory Group meets on the first Friday of every month. The Advisory Group is accepting public testimony. However, due to COVID-19 public testimony must be submitted in written form to Erin Rothweiler by 5:00p.m. the Thursday before the meeting.

Click here for a link to the current Advisory Group Charter

Click here to few the current Advisory Group Members(Coming Soon!)

Announcements (2020-2021)

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Upcoming Advisory Group Meetings

  • May 7, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • June 25, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm

2021 Meetings



For questions, contact Shelaswau Crier, Equity Education Specialist / African American/Black Student Success Plan Coordinator at

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