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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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Advisory Group Meeting

There is an upcoming meeting of the African American/Black Student Success Advisory Group on October 18, 2023 from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. The Advisory Group is accepting public testimony. Public testimony must be submitted in written form to Tamara Neeley by 5:00p.m. the Monday before the meeting.

2023 Meetings



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