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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 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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ATTENTION: Now Accepting Applications for the African American/Black Student Success Advisory Group

September 21, 2021

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is pleased to invite applications to serve on the ODE African American/Black Student Success Plan (AABSS) Advisory Group. The application deadline has been EXTENDED to September 30, 2021.

AABSS Advisory Group members have the opportunity to help shape policies and practices related to the education of African/African American/Black/African Diaspora students throughout Oregon. We are looking for individuals with experience, insight, and passion to advance successful experiences and outcomes for Oregon’s African/African American/Black/African Diaspora students. We are especially seeking voices from Central, Eastern, Southern, and Coastal Oregon, as well as community members representative of students, parents and caregivers, African immigrants, early childhood educators, and LGBTQIA youth.

If you are interested in serving on the AABSS Advisory Group, please submit a statement of interest using one of the following options:

We hope you will consider submitting your statement of interest to serve on the AABSS Advisory Group. In addition, we ask you to share this invitation broadly with your networks. We thank you for your service and look forward to working with you in this new capacity.

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Erin.Rothweiler@ode.state.or.us with any questions you may have about this opportunity.



Advisory Group Meeting

September 21, 2021

There is an upcoming meeting of the African American/Black Student Success Advisory Group on October 26, 2021 from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. 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.


2021 Meetings

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Contacts

For questions, contact Shelaswau Crier, Equity Education Specialist / African American/Black Student Success Plan Coordinator at shelaswau.crier@ode.state.or.us


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