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African American/Black Student Success

ORS 329.841 directs the Department of Education (ODE) 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 partices 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 Department will be awarding grants to early learning service providers, school districts, post-secondary institutions, and community-based organizations to implement strategies developed in the plan.


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Advisory Group Meeting

The African American/Black Student Success Advisory Group will meet on the third Wednesday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Advisory Group has an upcoming meeting on October 18, 2023. The Advisory Group is accepting public testimony in written form by 5:00 p.m. the Monday before the meeting. Please submit public testimony to Tamara Neeley


Deb Lange - Assistant Superintendent