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OSBA's Sounding Boards is a regular exploration of Oregon's public schools system with education experts and passionate advocates.

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OSBA's Sounding Boards is a regular exploration of Oregon's public schools system with education experts and passionate advocates.

    End of naming, shaming and blaming

    End of naming, shaming and blaming

    The Oregon Department of Education is here to help school districts and education service districts as the Student Success Act adds public education program funding and puts new demands on school leaders, says Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Colt Gill.

    • 17 min
    Preventing threats before students are lost

    Preventing threats before students are lost

    John Van Dreal, an internationally recognized school safety expert, explains how the Salem-Keizer Threat Assessment System he helped pioneer guides educators to identify potential student threats and intervene before they escalate to tragedy.

    • 22 min
    Internships unite school and business goals

    Internships unite school and business goals

    Better Together connects the community with central Oregon schools to close gaps. The nonprofit is helping facilitate internships that give students valuable work and education skills while also building bridges between the business community and classrooms.

    • 13 min
    Education equity as a ‘moral imperative’

    Education equity as a ‘moral imperative’

    The Student Success Act commands Oregon school districts to consider equity issues. National consultant and former school board member Daryl Dixon addresses why equity is important and how school leaders can approach community conversations.

    • 14 min
    Taking on early learning

    Taking on early learning

    McMinnville School District, recognizing the importance of early learning for student success, has created programs to engage and teach children and and their families before they ever enter the K-12 system.

    • 17 min
    More classes, more counselors, more teachers

    More classes, more counselors, more teachers

    Erick Flores, an Oregon teacher and school board member, offers his personal observations about how the Student Success Act will help schools provide more opportunities for their students.

    • 14 min

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