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9/19/2005
State Board White Paper Request for Comments
In order for students to emerge from high school better prepared for college and careers, the State Board of Education has agreed to a top-to-bottom review Oregon's graduation and diploma requirements by fall 2006. In its position paper Click Here, the State Board says its goal is for all students to graduate equipped to pass freshman college courses. The board is eager to get feedback to its plan through a five-question survey - Click Here to complete the survey online.

"I'd like to see us put forth the most visionary and creative plan possible," State Board Chair Nikki Squire said.

State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo supports the actions of the Board and has allocated Department of Education staff and resources to assist with the initiative.

“This is the most important work on high school the school system has undertaken in 15 years," Castillo said. "I urge everyone with an interest in our public schools to get involved by reading the Board’s position paper and submitting answers to the five questions."

Submit comments to Jan McComb or mail them to State Board of Education, ATTN: Jan McComb, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310
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