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African American/Black Student Success Advisory Group

ORS 329.841 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.

Click here for a link to the current Advisory Group Charter


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Upcoming Advisory Group Meetings

The Oregon Department of Education and the African American Black Student Success Advisory Group holds regular monthly virtual meetings. 

2024 Meetings

June 18, 2024

2023 Meetings



For questions, contact Deb Lange, Assistant Superintendent and Interim African American/Black Student Success Plan Coordinator at