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Aug 18 2016 8:02AM
News Release State Board of Education Adopts Rules on Lead Testing
Health and Safety of Oregon Students a Top Priority for Education Leaders (Salem, Ore.) – Today the State Board of Education adopted new rules related to testing for lead in schools. This action represents a swift response by state education le...
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Mar 30 2016 4:11PM
News Release State and Local Education Leaders to Hold Community Forums to Reimagine Education in Oregon
*Dates and locations updated April 28, 2016 (Salem, Ore) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor, in partnership with local education leaders, is asking Oregonians to help reimagine education in our state. Community members are inv...
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Mar 3 2016 8:18AM
News Release Seeking Oregon’s Next Teacher of the Year
State opens nomination process for 2017 Teacher of the Year (Salem, Ore) – Every year, the Oregon Department of Education honors teachers and their impact on students’ lives through the Oregon Teacher of the Year award. The award recognizes an...
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Feb 26 2016 10:00AM
News Release State Joins #GoOpen Initiative
Oregon one of 13 states announcing commitment to openly licensed education resources (Salem, Ore) – Today Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor announced the launch of a new statewide #GoOpen initiative. Oregon is joining states from across the coun...
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Feb 25 2016 9:30AM
News Release Statement from Deputy Superintendent Noor on the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation
Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor released the following statement about the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation. Click here to access national and Oregon-specific data. “We know access to rigorous, engaging content and the opportunity to e...
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Feb 8 2016 10:13AM
News Release State Officials Announce: Oregon Kindergarteners Better Prepared for School
Third year of data capture shows slight improvement in early math and literacy skills (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education released results today from the third annual Kindergarten Assessment. The assessment is given each fall to e...
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Jan 28 2016 7:31AM
News Release State Graduation Rate Rises Two Percent
More Oregon students earn diploma, graduate ready for next steps (Salem, Ore) – New numbers released today show a two percent increase in the state’s graduation rate, with 74 percent of students in the class of 2015 graduating in four years. Sta...
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Jan 12 2016 12:00PM
News Release Oregon expands career readiness with $9 million investment in hands-on learning for 142 schools
“A skilled workforce is the foundation of a healthy economy,” says Avakian PORTLAND, OR—One hundred and forty two Oregon middle schools and high schools – serving more than 85,000 students – have secured career readiness grants totaling $9 million...
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Jan 6 2016 12:00AM
News Release Salem-Keizer Area Middle School Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 in Cash
Salem, OR — In a school assembly today, in front of his principal, colleagues, students, and distinguished community members, Waldo Middle School teacher Ricardo Larios was honored with the prestigious Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 unrestricted f...
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Dec 15 2015 1:44PM
News Release State Highlights Need for Regular Attendance; Works to Reduce Chronic Absence
Data and report shine a light on attendance, stress link between attendance and outcomes (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education today released data on K-12 attendance which highlights the high rates of chronic absenteeism in many sch...
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Dec 10 2015 3:36PM
News Release State to Match Local Investments in School Facilities
New grant program leverages state and local funding to improve schools (Salem, Ore) – The State Board of Education today approved temporary rules governing the new Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching program which will provide matching gr...
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Dec 10 2015 3:16PM
News Release Governor Kate Brown on President Obama's Signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act
(Salem, OR) — Today Governor Kate Brown and Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor issued a joint statement following President Obama's signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act into law earlier in the day. Governor Brown stateme...
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Nov 19 2015 8:11AM
News Release State’s New Oregon Educator Network Connects Educators to Resources, Tools, and Each Other
(Salem, Ore) – This fall, the Oregon Department of Education and the Chief Education Office launched a new online resource to support educator professional development, connection, and collaboration. Designed as an interactive professional learning spa...
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Oct 28 2015 8:44AM
News Release Oregon Students Perform At or Above National Average on NAEP
Oregon performance holds steady on National Assessment of Educational Progress (Salem, Ore) – Today, the National Center for Education Statistics released results for the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and m...
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Oct 26 2015 12:00AM
News Release Bend Elementary Educator Named 2016 Oregon Teacher of the Year
Heather Anderson honored as a strong advocate for students and teachers (Salem, Ore.) – In a surprise assembly today, Heather Anderson, a fourth grade teacher from Juniper Elementary in the Bend-La Pine School District, was named Oregon’s 2016 ...
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Oct 21 2015 3:07PM
News Release State Improves Online Learning Support for Rural Schools
Over 250 students access online courses through Oregon Academy of Online Learning (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education is launching the Oregon Academy of Online Learning to provide improved services and supports around online le...
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Oct 15 2015 7:56AM
News Release State Releases School and District Report Cards
Overall ratings paused for one year due to transition to new tests (Salem, Ore) – The state today released report cards for Oregon’s 1,236 schools and 197 school districts. These report cards help local schools and districts tell their story by...
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Oct 1 2015 8:05AM
News Release Oregon Schools See Record Number of Homeless Students Despite Improvements in the Economy
District homeless liaisons rally to meet increased need for services (Salem, Ore) – During the 2014-15 school year, Oregon school districts served 20,524 K-12 students experiencing homelessness. This represents close to a 9% increase over the p...
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Sep 17 2015 1:03PM
News Release Statement from Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor on the State Board of Education’s vote relating to the Essential Skills requirements
Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor today released the following statement following the State Board of Education’s vote relating to the Essential Skills requirements. “Today’s action by the State Board of Education maintains consistency in Oregon...
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Sep 17 2015 8:15AM
News Release Students and Teachers Rise to the Challenge of Higher Standards
Oregon students exceed projections on state tests but achievement gaps remain (Salem, OR) – Final test results released today show that Oregon students exceeded initial projections on state English and math assessments. Based on field test data...
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Sep 3 2015 10:28AM
News Release Message Statement from Salam Noor on College Board Report
Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor today released the following statement about the College Board’s report on SAT, PSAT, and Advanced Placement results. For a copy of the report, including Oregon specific data, go to: https://www.collegeboard.org/progra...
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Aug 26 2015 9:20AM
News Release Message Statement from Salam Noor on ACT's Condition of College and Career Readiness Report
Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor today released the following statement about ACT’s national report on the Condition of College and Career Readiness. For a copy of the report, including Oregon specific data, go to: http://www.act.org/research/policyma...
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Jul 14 2015 8:05AM
News Release New American Indian/Alaska Native State Plan Aims to Boost Student Outcomes
State partners with tribes and community organizations on updated plan (Salem, Ore) – At their April meeting, the State Board of Education adopted an updated plan to improve opportunities and outcomes for Native American youth. The plan includ...
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Jul 2 2015 10:00AM
News Release Preliminary Smarter Balanced Results Exceed State Projections
Oregon students and teachers rise to the challenge of higher expectations (Salem, OR) – While final test results will not be available until later this summer, preliminary state-level results show that more students than anticipated met Oregon’...
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Jun 26 2015 8:44AM
News Release Three Oregon Schools to Receive $5 Million in Federal Turnaround Dollars
Fourth round of School Improvement Grants aim to boost student outcomes (Salem, OR) – Three Oregon schools will receive a total of $5.1 million through the U.S. Department of Education’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) program to help improve st...
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Jun 23 2015 11:01AM
News Release New State Biliteracy Seal Honors Bilingualism as an Asset
450 graduates to earn state’s first ever biliteracy seal (Salem, OR) – This year, 450 Oregon graduates will earn the state’s first ever biliteracy seal as part of a pilot program in seven Oregon school districts and one charter school. The Or...
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Jun 11 2015 1:33PM
News Release Summer Meals Help Bridge the Gap
National Summer Food Service Program offers nutritious meals to combat childhood hunger (Salem, OR) – When school lets out for the summer, thousands of Oregon children lose access to breakfast, lunch, and afterschool meals that are available du...
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May 6 2015 11:56AM
News Release 2015-16 Oregon Teacher of the Year Nominations Now Open
Oregon Lottery Partners with Department of Education to Recognize 2015-16 Oregon Teacher of the Year May 6, 2015 - Salem, Ore. – Teachers all across the state are helping prepare Oregon’s children to become the leaders of tomorrow. The Departme...
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Apr 8 2015 3:50PM
News Release Message to Education Stakeholders from Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton
Dear colleagues, It has been a true honor to head up the Oregon Department of Education for the past three years, and it is bittersweet to announce that I will be leaving ODE soon. My last day as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction wil...
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Apr 2 2015 11:49AM
News Release More Than 1 in 8 Oregon Students Receive Special Education Services
State focuses on expanding proven programs and early intervention New numbers released today by the Oregon Department of Education show little change in the count of students receiving special education services in our state. This school year,...
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Mar 30 2015 11:57AM
News Release Oregon Schools Honored for Commitment to Wellness
Robert Gray Middle, Lent Elementary, and Elk Meadow Elementary receive 2015 Wellness Award (Salem, Ore) – Robert Gray Middle School (Portland Public Schools), Lent Elementary (Portland Public Schools), and Elk Meadow Elementary (Bend-LaPine S...
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Jan 29 2015 7:00AM
News Release New Numbers Show Targeted Investments Accelerate Graduation Rates
Five-year trend highlights gains in rates for underserved communities (Salem, OR)- Oregon released the graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year today showing the number of students graduating up to 72 percent from 68.7 percent a year ago, r...
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Jan 14 2015 8:18AM
News Release Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results Released
A Statewide Snapshot of Early Skills, An Opportunity to Focus on Equity Salem, OR (January 14, 2015)—The results of the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment were released today. This is the second year the state has collected a snapshot of...
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Dec 11 2014 12:30PM
News Release Salem Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash
The 2014 “Oscar of Teaching” Presented by Milken Family Foundation Is Sole Oregon Recipient (Salem, Ore.) —First grade teacher Julie Cleave won the prestigious 2014 Milken Educator Award for the state of Oregon and $25,000 during a morning assemb...
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Oct 31 2014 2:20PM
News Release Gresham High Educator Named Oregon Teacher of the Year
Michael Lindblad honored for focus on equity and high standards for all (Salem, Ore.) – At a school celebration attended by friends, family, students, and educators, the Oregon Department of Education today named Michael Lindblad, a Gresham Hig...
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Oct 9 2014 11:03AM
News Release Oregon’s Federal Flexibility Waiver Approved
Oregon launches new educator evaluation system designed to improve teaching and learning (Salem, Ore.) – Today the U.S. Department of Education approved Oregon’s federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly known as No Child Left Beh...
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Oct 9 2014 6:59AM
News Release State Releases School and District Report Cards: 28 High-Poverty Schools Receive Model School Designations For Stellar Performance
(Salem, Ore) – This year, 28 high-poverty schools in 20 Oregon districts made strong gains or sustained high levels of performance to earn Model School designations. Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today released the report cards for Oregon’s K-12 pub...
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Sep 10 2014 7:00AM
News Release State Test Results Hold Steady During Time of Change
Plan for growth focuses on early literacy, new standards, and closing achievement gaps (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced today the results of the 2013-14 state tests in reading, math, science, and writing. Student perfo...
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Jul 10 2014 2:21PM
News Release ODE 2014-15 Data Release Calendar
Because no one likes surprises… Below are the dates for the Oregon Department of Education’s data releases for the 2014-15 school year. If you have any questions about these or other ODE press releases, please contact ODE Communications Directo...
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Jul 7 2014 11:20AM
News Release Serilda Summers-McGee Hired as New HR Director
(Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton announced today that Serilda Summers-McGee has been hired as the new Director of Human Resources for the Oregon Department of Education. A human resource and education professional...
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Jun 19 2014 2:51PM
News Release Jerome Colonna Joins Oregon State Board of Education
(Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton and State Board Chair Samuel Henry are pleased to announce Jerome Colonna has joined the State Board of Education. Colonna was confirmed by the Oregon Senate in May and will fill th...
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Jun 18 2014 1:02PM
News Release Oregon Successfully Completes Field Test of New Assessment
Students say new test is harder but also more interesting and engaging (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today announced that 25,000 Oregon students from 87 school districts across the state participated in t...
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Jun 10 2014 10:30AM
News Release Rob Saxton Statement on Reynolds High School Shooting
(Salem, OR) — Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton released the following statement in response to today's shooting at Reynolds High School. “I am deeply shocked and saddened by this morning’s shooting at Reynolds High School,”...
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Jun 2 2014 8:36AM
News Release Families Encouraged to Participate in Free Summer Meals
National Summer Food Service Program offers nutritious meals to combat student hunger (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the upcoming Summer Food Service Program which provides free, nutritious meals to students ove...
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May 28 2014 12:26PM
News Release Educators Report Teaching and Learning Conditions are Good But Class-size and Time Remain Serious Issues
State education leaders reflect on results and call for continued investment in education (Salem, Ore.) – Today Oregon Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton, Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering, and Confede...
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May 13 2014 11:19AM
News Release Third Round of School Improvement Grants Awarded
Three Oregon schools to receive total of $5.25 million in federal turnaround dollars over three years (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that three Oregon schools will be receiving a total of $5.25 million through t...
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May 8 2014 11:27AM
News Release Career Technical Education Grants Expand Hands-on Learning to More Than 200 Schools
“Modern learning and career education supports job creation, communities,” says Avakian PORTLAND, OR—Eight Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs serving Oregon high schools and middle schools will receive $2 million to expand opportunities...
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Apr 15 2014 1:30PM
News Release Portland Public Schools Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
PORTLAND, OR — When cheers erupted this afternoon in the gymnasium of Robert Gray Middle School in Portland, Oregon, they were in honor of Teresa Chan Seidel, a sixth-grade math teacher, who was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award. Joining ...
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Apr 8 2014 8:52AM
News Release Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton Statement on TELL Survey
“I want to thank the 19,369 Oregon educators who took the time to participate in the Oregon Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey over the past month and a half. This represents just under 60% of our school-based teachers and ...
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Apr 2 2014 8:55AM
News Release State Releases Special Education Child Count and Report Cards
Strategic Initiative Funds Support Expansion of Proven Program (Salem, Ore) –Today, Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton released the 2013-14 Special Education Child Count which provides the current number of special education students, by disabil...
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Mar 21 2014 12:44PM
News Release Oregon School Wellness Award Winners Announced
Three Oregon schools recognized for strong wellness programs (Salem, Ore) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Crescent Valley High School (Corvallis School District), Lincoln Elementary (Corvallis School District), and Lynch ...
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Mar 19 2014 8:21AM
News Release Three Schools Recognized for Commitment to Sustainability
State announces 2014 Oregon Sustainable School Award winners (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton and Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative representative Lori Stole announced the recipients of the 2014 Oregon Sustainable Schoo...
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Feb 24 2014 8:39AM
News Release Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton Statement on TELL Survey Launch
“Starting today, teachers and principals around our state will have the opportunity to share vital information about the teaching and learning conditions in their schools through the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey. We want ...
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Feb 11 2014 7:40AM
News Release Many Students With Potential Fail to Take Advanced Placement Exams
Participation and performance continue to increase but large achievement gaps remain (Salem, Ore.) – According to information released today in the College Board’s annual Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, the number of Oregon students tak...
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Feb 11 2014 7:30AM
News Release Oregon K-12 Enrollment Hits All-Time High
After five years of declining enrollment, state sees second year of increases (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Oregon K-12 enrollment has hit an all-time high. This is the second year of increases after fi...
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Feb 6 2014 6:27AM
News Release Education Leaders Reflect on Grad Rates, Reaffirm Commitment to Long-term System Reforms
State sees minimal gains in graduation rates; New dropout data captures more kids (Salem, Ore.) –Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Oregon’s 4-year graduation rate for 2013 was 68.7%, up only slightly from the previous year’s ...
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Jan 31 2014 3:45PM
News Release Governor Kitzhaber releases statewide Kindergarten Assessment results
On January 31, Governor John Kitzhaber released the results of Oregon’s statewide Kindergarten Assessment.The assessment was called for by Governor Kitzhaber and passed by the Legislature in 2012, and is a key aspect of the Governor’s early childhood...
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Jan 23 2014 3:57PM
News Release State Board of Education Updates Poverty Calculation
New calculation aligns funding with current poverty around the state (Salem, Ore.) – Today in a unanimous vote, the State Board of Education adopted a new method for calculating poverty for use in the State School Funding formula. This vote rep...
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Jan 15 2014 1:06PM
News Release Tualatin Elementary and Self Enhancement Inc. Academy Receive National Recognition
Two Oregon schools named Title I Distinguished Schools (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that two Oregon schools have been named 2014 Title I Distinguished Schools under the federal Title I Distinguished Schools Pr...
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Jan 9 2014 9:29AM
News Release Oregon Education Leaders Announce Upcoming Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey
ODE, OEA, and COSA say TELL Survey will inform education policy decisions (Salem, Ore.) – Today Oregon Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton, Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering, and Confederation of Oregon...
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Jan 8 2014 8:04AM
News Release ODE Data Release Calendar: January – June, 2014
Because no one likes surprises… Below are the dates for the Oregon Department of Education’s 2014 winter and spring data releases. If you have any questions about these or other ODE press releases, please contact Crystal Greene at crystal.gre...
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Jan 7 2014 8:56AM
News Release Major investment in career technical education will expand hands-on learning to 140 schools
“A highly skilled workforce is central to Oregon’s economic competitiveness,” says Avakian PORTLAND, OR—In a major expansion of career readiness investment, 140 Oregon middle schools and high schools – serving more than 90,000 students – will rece...
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Dec 17 2013 7:39AM
News Release State Board of Education Announces New Member
(Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton and State Board Chair Samuel Henry are pleased to announce Charles Martinez as the latest member of the State Board of Education. Martinez was confirmed by the Oregon Senate in Nove...
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Dec 2 2013 1:07PM
News Release Two Oregon Students Selected for Senate Youth Program
Oregon high schoolers head to Washington D.C. and receive college scholarship (Salem, Ore.) –Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced the names of Oregon’s two representatives for the United States Senate Youth Program . The program, wh...
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Nov 26 2013 6:24AM
News Release State Releases Annual Education Report Card
Report offers ‘one stop shop’ for statewide education data (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced the release of the 2012-13 Statewide Annual Report Card. The report, which has been produced since 1992, contains key inf...
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Nov 21 2013 7:06AM
News Release Oregon Districts Offer Much More Than Education To Homeless Youth
State sees decline in homeless numbers due to new federal reporting process (SALEM, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today announced that 18,165 students in Oregon’s K-12 public schools lived in a homeless situation...
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Nov 7 2013 7:29AM
News Release Oregon Student Performance Increases Slightly on NAEP
Oregon students perform at or above the national average in 4th and 8th grade reading and math (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the release of Oregon’s results on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progre...
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Oct 16 2013 12:00PM
News Release Brett Bigham Named 2014 Teacher of the Year
Multnomah ESD Special Education Teacher Receives Top Honor (Salem, Ore.) – At a building celebration today, Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that Brett Bigham, a special education transitions teacher with Multnomah ESD has been selecte...
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Oct 10 2013 6:23AM
News Release New Report Cards Focus on Growth and Student Outcomes
Newly redesigned school and district report cards released (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton released the newly redesigned report cards for Oregon’s K-12 public schools and districts. Oregon first released school and distric...
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Oct 3 2013 7:52AM
News Release Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton Statement on New Education Funding
“Yesterday, during their special session, the Oregon Legislature approved an additional $100 million in funding for Oregon’s public K-12 schools. For our districts, this will mean a longer school year, reduced class sizes, or increased instructional o...
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Sep 26 2013 6:34AM
News Release Oregon 2013 SAT Results Released
Oregon students continue to outperform nation but see slight declines in participation and performance (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the participation and performance of Oregon’s 2013 public school graduates on...
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Sep 17 2013 8:36AM
News Release Federal School Improvement Dollars Impact Learning Around the State
Ten Oregon schools complete school improvement process (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that ten Oregon schools are exiting the School Improvement Grant process after three years of additional resources and supp...
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Sep 12 2013 6:29AM
News Release State Education Leaders Reflect on Changing Scores
Percent of students meeting standard declines but average scores hold steady (Salem, Ore.) – Today, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton released the statewide test results for reading, writing, math, and science for the 2012-1...
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Sep 5 2013 6:51AM
News Release Results for English Learners Leave Much to be Desired
State prepares for major changes to instruction, standards, and assessment for English Learners (Salem, Ore.) – Today, Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the release of the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report for the 2...
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Aug 28 2013 2:10PM
News Release Farm to School and School Garden Grants Continue to Transform School Lunch
Nineteen school districts to receive nearly $1.2 million in funding for local food and education (Salem, Ore.) –Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced the recipients of the second round of Farm to School and School Garden grants. This...
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Aug 21 2013 6:44AM
News Release ACT Exam Highlights Achievement Gaps
More Oregon students meet college readiness benchmark in all four areas (Salem, Ore.) – A report out today provides information on how Oregon students performed on the ACT College Entrance Exam and how that performance correlates to college prep...
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Jul 24 2013 3:29PM
News Release Oregon Schools Receive Funding to Expand Educational Enrichment Programs
Twenty-two Oregon districts awarded 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the recipients of the latest round of 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grants. Ninet...
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Jul 24 2013 3:26PM
News Release New Oregon School for the Deaf Director Announced
(Salem, Ore.) –Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Dr. Sharla Jones has been hired to serve as Director for the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD). Dr. Jones most recently served as Supervising Teacher and Academic Principal at OSD and...
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Jul 18 2013 10:42AM
News Release Diverse Group of Oregonians Will Help Direct Career and Technical Education Investment
PORTLAND, OR—Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and Oregon Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today announced appointees to the Career and Technical Education Revitalization Advisory Committee that will support grant selection f...
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Jul 2 2013 9:18AM
News Release Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton Statement on Education Funding
“Yesterday afternoon the House adopted the K-12 State School Fund budget and the Senate adopted funding for the Governor’s strategic investments. I am pleased that these bills, along with the rest of the Oregon Department of Education budget, are ...
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Jun 21 2013 9:15AM
News Release State Board of Education Elects Officers for 2013-14 School Year
(Salem, Ore.) – The State Board of Education today elected Dr. Samuel Henry as Board Chair for the 2013-14 school year. The Board also elected Serilda Summers-McGee as Board Vice-Chair. The actions were taken at the Board's regular meeting in Salem. ...
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Jun 21 2013 7:27AM
News Release New Oregon Report Cards Adopted By State Board
Redesigned school and district report cards to be launched this fall (Salem, Ore.) – Today, in a unanimous vote, the State Board of Education formally adopted new Oregon Report Cards for release this fall. These Report Cards, produced for every sc...
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Jun 14 2013 2:12PM
News Release ODE Data Release Calendar: August - December 2013
Because no one likes surprises… Below are the dates for the Oregon Department of Education’s 2013 summer and fall data releases. The winter and spring release dates will be sent out in December. 2013 Data Release Calendar: Augu...
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May 16 2013 2:26PM
News Release State Board Adopts Common Core Assessment
Smarter Balanced selected to replace OAKS starting in 2015 (Salem, Ore.) – Today, the State Board of Education unanimously voted to select Smarter Balanced to test students’ mastery of the new Common Core State Standards in English and math star...
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May 6 2013 3:03PM
News Release Oregon Sustainable School Award Winners Announced
Four Oregon schools honored for commitment to sustainability (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton and Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative Executive Director Lori Stole announced the recipients of the 2013 Oregon Sustainable S...
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Apr 11 2013 3:43PM
News Release State Board of Education Welcomes Two New Members
Anthony Veliz and Miranda Summer join state education board (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton and State Board Chair Artemio Paz announced that Anthony Veliz and Miranda Summer have been appointed to the State Board of Educat...
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Apr 3 2013 7:36AM
News Release Oregon Sees Slight Increase in Number of Students in Special Education
State releases special education report cards and child counts (Salem, Ore) – Today, Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton released the 2012-13 Special Education Child Count which provides details on the current number of special education students...
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Mar 18 2013 8:06AM
News Release Awards Highlight Importance of Student and School Wellness
Three Oregon schools honored for wellness programs (Salem, Ore) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Benson Polytechnic High School (Portland Public Schools), Chenowith Elementary (North Wasco County School District), and Meri...
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Feb 20 2013 9:54AM
News Release Advanced Placement Participation and Performance Continue to Increase
Free resources available to identify and support students in AP classes (Salem, Ore.) – According to information released today in the College Board’s annual Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, the number of Oregon students taking, and suc...
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Feb 7 2013 6:22AM
News Release Oregon K-12 Enrollment Numbers Up Slightly
After years of slowly declining enrollment, state sees small increase (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that there has been a slight increase in student enrollment since last year. According to counts by Oregon sc...
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Jan 31 2013 6:01AM
News Release Little Growth in Oregon Grad Rates; State Leaders Call for Systems Change
New state initiatives aim to address gaps early and radically increase graduation rates by 2025 (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Oregon’s 4-year graduation rate for 2012 was 68.4%, up only slightly from the p...
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Jan 24 2013 12:31PM
News Release Partnership Provides Online AP Exam Review for Oregon Students
Students get extra support to earn college credits while in high school (Salem, Ore.) - Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton and Apex Learning® today announced a new partnership that will provide Oregon public high school students with access to onl...
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Jan 22 2013 2:58PM
News Release Woodburn Superintendent to Join Department of Ed
David Bautista announced as new Assistant Superintendent (Salem, Ore.) –Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that David Bautista, Superintendent of the Woodburn School District, will be joining the Oregon Department of Education as a...
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Dec 17 2012 6:15AM
News Release Oakland Junior Named State Board of Education Student Advisor
(Salem, Ore) – State Board of Education chair Artemio Paz, Jr. has named Benjamin Barnes of Oakland High School to serve as a student advisor to the State Board of Education. This is the sixth year that the State Board has included high school students...
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Dec 14 2012 4:11PM
News Release Statement from Rob Saxton on the Connecticut Elementary Shooting
“I know I speak for many when I say I am deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible tragedy. It is hard to think about harm coming to any child, let alone the magnitude of what we saw today. As a father, an educator, and a citizen, I grieve for ...
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Dec 6 2012 1:26PM
News Release ODE Data Release Calendar Winter / Spring 2013
Because no one likes surprises... Below are the dates for the Oregon Department of Education’s winter/spring data releases. January 2013 JANUARY 31: Cohort Graduation Rate/Dropout Report February 2013 FEBRUARY 7: 201...
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Nov 30 2012 7:50AM
News Release Annual Report Offers Statewide Perspective on Education
Deputy Superintendent Saxton reflects on where we are, looks to the future (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced the release of the 2011-12 Oregon Statewide Report Card. This annual report contains key information, dat...
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Nov 19 2012 8:11AM
News Release John Muir and Greenway Named Title I Distinguished Schools
Two Oregon Schools Receive National Recognition (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that two Oregon schools have been named 2012 Title I Distinguished Schools under the federal Title I Distinguished Schools Program. ...
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Nov 15 2012 6:34AM
News Release Far Too Many Oregon Students Still Facing Homelessness
The number of students affected by homelessness remains over 20,000 (SALEM, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today announced that 20,370 students in Oregon’s K-12 public schools lived in a homeless situation at some...
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Nov 6 2012 2:16PM
News Release Nanette Lehman Named 2012-13 Teacher of the Year
Oregon Model School Produces Model Teacher (Salem, Ore.) – At a school assembly this afternoon, Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that Nanette Lehman, a second grade teacher at Haines Elementary in the Baker School District, has been named ...
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Nov 5 2012 10:00AM
News Release Multi-state Partnership Wins Grant to Design English Proficiency Test
Feds award Oregon-led consortium $6.3 million to build 21st century test for language learners (Salem, Ore.) – In late September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $6.3 million to a consortium of 13 states to fund the development of Engl...
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Oct 11 2012 5:53AM
News Release State Releases Report Cards and Gears Up for Redesign
Parents and community members invited to provide feedback on next gen report cards (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today released the report card ratings for Oregon’s K-12 public schools and districts. These annual report cards ...
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Oct 1 2012 6:14AM
News Release State Report Reaffirms Need for Change in ELL Instruction
Oregon school districts struggle to meet federal targets for students learning English (Salem, Ore.) – Today, Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the release of the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report for the 2011-12 sc...
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Sep 24 2012 8:53AM
News Release The Pathway to College: SAT Results Highlight Importance of Rigor
Oregon students continue to outperform nation; more students participate in college-prep (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced the performance of Oregon’s 2012 graduates on the SAT college entrance exam. SAT results s...
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Sep 14 2012 12:42PM
News Release First Appointed K-12 Chief Confirmed by Senate
Rob Saxton confirmed as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction (Salem, Ore.) – Today, the Oregon Senate confirmed Rob Saxton as the state’s Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. 2011 legislation made Oregon’s Governor the Superintend...
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Sep 12 2012 5:50AM
News Release 2011-12 Test Results for Reading, Math, Science, and Writing Released
Elementary and middle school performance on the rise; high school performance dips (Salem, Ore.) – Acting Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today announced the results of student performance on the 2011-12 state assessments ...
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Sep 10 2012 3:06PM
News Release Oregon Schools Focus on Turnaround Efforts
State releases final Priority, Focus, and Model schools list (Salem, Ore) – Acting Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today released the state’s final Priority, Focus, and Model schools list. The state released a preliminary ...
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Sep 10 2012 6:09AM
News Release Acting Deputy Announces Chief of Staff Hire
Sarah Pope to join Oregon Department of Education (Salem, Ore.) – Acting Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced the hire of Sarah Pope as his Chief of Staff. Sarah comes to ODE from the Oregon Business Association where she served as L...
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Sep 7 2012 3:27PM
News Release Free and Reduced Price Meal Income Guidelines for School Year 2012-2013
SALEM – The Oregon Department of Education today announced the income guidelines for free and reduced price meals for students in schools operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and for free milk in schools operating the Speci...
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Aug 29 2012 12:30PM
News Release Umatilla School District’s Heidi Sipe to Join ODE
Acting Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announces new assistant superintendent (Salem, Ore.) – Acting Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today named Heidi Sipe as Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation (EII)....
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Aug 22 2012 6:50AM
News Release ACT College Entrance Exam Sheds Light on Student Preparedness
More Oregon students take ACT; Performance is flat (Salem, Ore.) – A new report out today provides insight into the college preparedness of Oregon students as measured on the ACT College Entrance Exam. Acting Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton an...
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Aug 13 2012 6:33AM
News Release 2012-2013 ODE Public Data Release Calendar
Below please find the ODE Data Release Calendar for August through December of this year. Releases for January through June of 2013 will be released in December. 2012-2013 ODE Public Data Release Calendar August 2012 AUGUST ...
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Aug 10 2012 12:00AM
News Release Effective Teacher Collaboration: A Key to Achieving Governor Kitzhaber’s 40/40/20 Vision
(Salem, Ore.) – In order to realize the Governor and Legislature’s bold vision for Oregon’s children, we must identify and act on best practices, while also recommitting to an equally bold path of investment according to the 2012 Quality Education Mode...
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Aug 3 2012 8:30AM
News Release 95 Oregon Schools to Receive Help in Boosting Student Achievement
ODE identifies Priority, Focus, and Model schools as part of new accountability system (Salem, OR) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton and Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew today announced that Oregon has identified 95 Orego...
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Jun 11 2012 12:31PM
News Release Trail Blazers, Oregon Superintendent, Multnomah County Library Host “Summer Reading Tip-off”
Summer Reading Program celebrates 100 years; Trail Blazers will reward young readers PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers , Oregon State Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo, and Multnomah County Library tipped-off a stat...
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Jun 4 2012 1:41PM
News Release Public Statement from Superintendent Susan Castillo
“It has been a great honor to serve as Oregon’s Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2003. Throughout my tenure, I have had the privilege of working with remarkable people at the Oregon Department of Education, the State Board of Education, wi...
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Jun 1 2012 12:53PM
News Release ECMC Provides $468,000 in Scholarships to Oregon Grads
75 Oregon seniors complete ECMC Scholars Program with skills and funds for college (Salem, Ore.) – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that 75 Oregon seniors have successfully completed the ECMC Scholars Program and will ...
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May 30 2012 12:54PM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Statement on Chief Education Officer Announcement
(Salem, Ore) – This morning, Governor Kitzhaber announced his selection of Rudy Crew to be Oregon’s first chief education officer. Crew has served as chancellor of the New York City Public Schools, the superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Sc...
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May 17 2012 2:52PM
News Release State Board of Education Bans Use of Native American Mascots
Oregon schools have until 2017 to make the change (Salem, Ore.) – The Oregon State Board of Education today voted 5-1 to adopt a rule prohibiting Oregon public schools from using Native American names, symbols, or images as school mascots. Schoo...
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May 14 2012 7:50AM
News Release Oregon Sustainable School Award Winners Announced
(Salem, Ore.) – Today State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo, in partnership with the Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative, announced the winners of the Oregon Sustainable School Awards. Schools were recognized for outstanding commitment to...
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May 10 2012 7:37AM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Announces 2011 NAEP Science Results
Oregon student performance remains above national average (Salem, Ore.) – Today State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced the release of Oregon's 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science results. Also known ...
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Apr 30 2012 2:00PM
News Release 21 Schools Win 21st Century Job Education Grants
First awards from new grant fund to impact 21 schools from Eugene to Enterprise PORTLAND- Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian and State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today announced the first recipients of grant awards to re-e...
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Apr 23 2012 2:31PM
News Release Oregon Schools Honored for Commitment to Sustainability
Four Oregon schools receive national Green Ribbon Schools Award (Salem, Ore.) – Superintendent Susan Castillo, along with the U.S. Department of Education, is pleased to announce Oregon’s 2012 U. S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. ...
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Apr 23 2012 2:28PM
News Release King School to Participate in New Arts Education Initiative
President’s initiative to use art to boost student achievement (Salem, Ore.) – Today Superintendent Susan Castillo commends Portland’s King School for the hard work and dedication which lead to its recent national recognition. The U.S. Depart...
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Apr 10 2012 11:47AM
News Release Oregon Schools Honored for Progress in Closing the Gap
Fifteen schools recognized for strong gains by low-income and minority students (Salem, Ore) – This morning at a press event at Atkinson Elementary in Portland, State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced the recipients of the 2012 Cel...
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Apr 4 2012 12:01AM
News Release State Releases Special Education Report Cards and Child Counts
More Oregon students receiving Special Education services in 2011-12 (Salem, Ore) – Today, Superintendent Susan Castillo released the 2010-11 Report Cards for Oregon Special Education and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education ...
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Mar 13 2012 7:20AM
News Release Oregon Blind Students First in Nation with Access to Online Adaptive Testing
Technology tools transform testing of Braille users (Salem, Ore.) - For the first time in Oregon history, blind students now have access to the state’s online adaptive test system. Before this school year, Oregon’s blind students took their stat...
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Mar 12 2012 7:27AM
News Release Oregon Schools Honored for Commitment to Wellness
Three Oregon schools receive 2012 Oregon School Wellness Awards (Salem, Ore) - State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Bonanza School (Klamath County School District), James John Elementary (Portland Public Schools), and...
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Feb 8 2012 8:15AM
News Release Oregon Receives 2011 Advanced Placement Results
Minority participation continues to lag (Salem, Ore.) – According to information released today in the College Board’s eighth annual Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, more Oregon students are taking, and succeeding in, Advance Placement c...
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Feb 8 2012 4:07AM
News Release State Releases 2011-12 Enrollment Numbers
Oregon continues to see slight decrease in student enrollment (Salem, Ore.) – The Oregon Department of Education today announced that Oregon student enrollment decreased slightly this year. This marks five consecutive years of slight decreases i...
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Jan 27 2012 4:00AM
News Release Oregon Graduation Rate Continues to Increase
Oregon dropout rate hits all-time low (Salem, Ore.) –State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that student graduation rates are on the rise and Oregon is seeing an all time low in the number of students dropping out of hi...
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Jan 10 2012 2:55PM
News Release Oregon Sustainable Schools Awards and Green Ribbon Schools
Schools can apply for new Sustainable School Awards (Salem, OR.) The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Oregon Sustainable Schools Awards. The Oregon award program identifies nominees for the U.S. Department o...
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Dec 19 2011 9:55AM
News Release State Board of Education Announces New Member
(Salem, Ore.) – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo and State Board Chair Brenda Frank are pleased to announce Serilda Summers-McGee as the latest member of the State Board of Education. Summers-McGee was confirmed by the Oregon Senate last mon...
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Dec 12 2011 10:34AM
News Release 2011-12 News Release Calendar
To assist you in your communications planning, below are the official ODE data releases for the remainder of the 2011-12 school year. January 2012 JANUARY 27: Cohort Graduation Rate/Dropout Report (moved from March 13) February 2012 ...
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Nov 30 2011 8:55AM
News Release Statewide Report Card Provides Education Data and Trends
Annual Report Card offers state-level snapshot of K-12 public education system (Salem, Ore.) – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today announced the release of the 2010-11 Oregon Statewide Report Card. This annual publication contains key ...
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Nov 29 2011 8:37AM
News Release Oregon to Help Lead Work on Next Generation Science Standards
Oregon joins states from around the country in development of national science standards (Salem, Ore.) – Today State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced that Oregon has been selected to help lead the development of national science stand...
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Nov 16 2011 1:37PM
News Release Proposals for Career Education Grants Now Being Accepted
First awards from new grant fund to be made this spring PORTLAND- State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today announced the opening of a statewide Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking schools and ...
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Nov 1 2011 8:14AM
News Release Oregon’s Average Scores on National Assessment of Educational Progress Hold Steady for 2011
Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo releases The Nation’s Report Card on 4th and 8th graders (Salem, Ore.) – Today State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced the release of Oregon's results for the 2011 National Assessme...
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Nov 1 2011 12:00AM
News Release Record Number of English Language Learners Reach Proficiency
State Issues Progress Report for Students Learning English in Oregon Schools (Salem, Ore.) – Today State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced the release of the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report for the 2010-11 ...
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Oct 31 2011 9:13AM
News Release Oregon Elementary Schools Receive National Recognition
Concord and Guy Lee Recognized as Title I Distinguished Schools (Salem, Ore.) – Today State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced that two Oregon schools have been named 2011 Title I Distinguished Schools under the federal Title I Dist...
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Oct 24 2011 11:09AM
News Release Tigard High Teacher Receives Milken Educator Award
Social Studies Teacher Frank Caro Surprised with National Award and $25,000 (Salem, Ore.) –State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today announced that Tigard High School social studies teacher Frank Caro has been selected as a recipient of th...
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Oct 13 2011 9:11AM
News Release Elena Garcia-Velasco Named Oregon’s 2011-12 Teacher of the Year
Roosevelt Spanish Language Arts Teacher Receives Top Teaching Honor (Portland, Ore.) – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Elena Garcia-Velasco, a Spanish Language Arts teacher at Roosevelt High School in Portland,...
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Oct 6 2011 12:02AM
News Release State Releases School and District Report Cards
Schools show progress toward meeting higher state and federal standards (SALEM, Ore.) – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today released the report card ratings for Oregon’s K-12 public schools. The annual report cards provide parents an...
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Sep 30 2011 8:50AM
News Release Karen Olsen Named Oregon’s 2011 History Teacher of the Year
Eugene Teacher Receives Top History Honor (Eugene, Ore.) – This morning, at a press event at Eugene’s McCornack Elementary School, 5th grade teacher Karen Olsen was named Oregon’s 2011 History Teacher of the Year. The award was presented by Sta...
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Sep 28 2011 12:02AM
News Release Homelessness now affects over 20,000 students in Oregon
School district liaisons provide critical services to homeless youth (SALEM, Ore.) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo today released data showing that 20,545 students in Oregon’s K-12 public schools lived in homeless situati...
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Sep 23 2011 9:12AM
News Release State Superintendent Castillo Joins President Obama for Education Announcement
Castillo expresses support for proposed changes to NCLB (SALEM, Ore.) – State Superintendent Susan Castillo accepted an invitation from President Obama to meet with him and other education leaders at the White House this morning for a nation...
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Sep 22 2011 4:40PM
News Release CTE Grant Committee to Begin Its Work
First awards from new grant fund to be made this spring PORTLAND- State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today announced their appointees and co-chairs of the Career and Technical Education Revitaliza...
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Sep 21 2011 9:33AM
News Release Free and Reduced Price Meal Income Guidelines for School Year 2011-2012
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today announced the income guidelines for free and reduced price meals for students in schools operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and for free milk in schools operating ...
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Sep 14 2011 12:00AM
News Release Oregon’s SAT performance scores remain highest in the nation
Oregon sets historical record for SAT exams among minority students (SALEM, Ore.) State Superintendent Susan Castillo today released statewide results of the SAT college entrance exam for 2011 graduating seniors. SAT results show Oregon’s perfo...
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Sep 8 2011 5:30AM
News Release State Releases 2011 Adequate Yearly Progress Results
Oregon schools receive final educational rating (SALEM, Ore.) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo today released the final 2010-2011 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results. The AYP results show fifty-four percent of Oregon...
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Aug 31 2011 1:21PM
News Release Evaluators: Data use promotes student learning
SALEM — An independent evaluation of the Oregon Direct Access to Achievement (DATA) Project concludes that the project has had a positive impact on student achievement and that participating districts are meeting AYP at a higher rate than non-participa...
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Aug 29 2011 12:01AM
News Release 2010-11 Test Results for Reading, Math, Science, and Writing
Students Rise to the Challenge of New Math Standards; More High School Students on Track to Graduate College and Career Ready SALEM – Oregon State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today announced the results of student performance on the 20...
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Aug 17 2011 4:16PM
News Release Superintendent of Public Instruction announces Christine Miles as Communications Director
SALEM — Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo today named Christine Miles as Communications Director for the Oregon Department of Education. Miles most recently served as press secretary for Governor Kitzhaber. She begins her new duties ...
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Aug 17 2011 8:10AM
News Release Oregon Student Performance Holds Steady on ACT College Entrance Exam but Persistent Achievement Gaps Remain
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that performance held steady for Oregon students who took the college entrance test administered by ACT. The state’s average ACT composite score for 2011 graduates was the same as l...
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Aug 10 2011 9:32AM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Statement on National Assessment of Educational Progress Mapping Study
State Superintendent Susan Castillo today released the following statement: SALEM – “Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report which maps state proficiency standards onto National Assessment of Educational Pro...
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Aug 2 2011 12:00AM
News Release Student Achievement Increases but Fewer Oregon Schools Meet Federal Standards Under New Adequate Yearly Progress Targets
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today released the preliminary 2010-11 ratings for Oregon public schools under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) standards (formerly known as No Child Left Behind). Federal Ade...
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Jul 26 2011 12:00AM
News Release Oregon Schools Receive $24.4 million from State’s Common School Fund
Semi-annual payments provide local funds for districts Salem – Oregon’s 197 K-12 public school districts received the second of two 2011 Common School Fund payments of $24,372,500 on July 20. The State Land Board, composed of the Governor, Secre...
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Jul 5 2011 9:15AM
News Release 2011-12 Data Release Calendar
Because no one likes surprises…here is the official data public release calendar for the first half of the 2011-12 school year to assist you in your communications planning. The second half will be posted December 2011. August 2011 AUGUST 2: ...
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Jul 5 2011 9:00AM
News Release Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors that Charge for Meals
This is to announce that free or reduced price meals are available to children meeting the approved eligibility criteria. The 2011-12 income eligibility guidelines are listed below. Children who are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF...
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Jul 5 2011 9:00AM
News Release Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Do Not Charge for Meals
This is to announce that free or reduced price meals are available to participants meeting the approved eligibility criteria. The 2011-12 income eligibility guidelines are listed below: INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES (Effective from July 1, 2...
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Jun 27 2011 2:00PM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Statement on National Assessment of Educational Progress Hispanic / White Achievement Gap Report
State Superintendent Susan Castillo today released the following statement: SALEM – “Last week, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report on the achievement gap that exists between white and Hispanic students around ...
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Jun 27 2011 9:00AM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Announces $15.5 Million in Federal Funding to Turn Around Seven Persistently Low-Achieving Schools
SALEM – Today, State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced that seven Oregon schools will be receiving a total of $15.55 million through the U.S. Department of Education’s School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. This federal funding is an a...
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Jun 21 2011 4:41PM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Statement on Passage of Full-Day Kindergarten Legislation
State Superintendent Susan Castillo today released the following statement: SALEM – “Today the Legislature passed Senate Bill 248. This bill puts our state on a path to providing full-day kindergarten to all Oregon students by 2015 and removes...
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Jun 21 2011 4:32PM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Statement Regarding SB 552
State Superintendent Susan Castillo today released the following statement: SALEM – “I am committed to continuing the work that the voters elected me to do. My focus continues to be on supporting students and schools, raising the bar so that ...
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Jun 2 2011 7:50PM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Statement Regarding Oregon Department of Education Budget
State Superintendent Castillo today released the following statement: SALEM – “Today I received the legislature’s budget for the Oregon Department of Education. We knew the cuts would be deep, but this budget represents a 25% reduction below c...
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Jun 2 2011 11:00AM
News Release Oregon Grads to Receive $440,000 in Scholarships Through ECMC Scholars Program
PORTLAND- In a press conference at the Centennial Learning Center this morning, State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced that 74 graduating Oregon ECMC Scholars will receive a total of $440,000 in college scholarships thanks to the generos...
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May 24 2011 4:43PM
News Release ODE Mandate Relief Bill Headed to the Governor’s Desk
SALEM- Today the Oregon House of Representatives passed the Oregon Department of Education’s mandate relief bill, SB 800 . This bill eliminates or revises 28 outdated or redundant state laws and was proposed by ODE in collaboration with a group of sta...
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May 19 2011 12:30PM
News Release Oregon State Board of Education Adopts More Rigorous Reading Achievement Standards
Salem – Today in a move to prepare students for the increased rigors of the new Common Core State Standards and the Oregon Diploma, the Oregon State Board of Education increased reading achievement standards for grades 3-8, effective for the 2011-12 sc...
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May 10 2011 12:00AM
News Release 21st Century Technology Grants Enhance Teaching and Learning Across Oregon
SALEM– State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today joins teachers, administrators, and students from 19 Oregon school districts to celebrate and showcase the districts’ use of educational technology. As recipients of federal 21st Century Technolo...
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Apr 26 2011 12:00AM
News Release Two out of Three Oregon Students Graduate Within Four Years
High school dropout rate remains flat at 3.4% Tualatin, Ore. – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced at a press conference at Tualatin High School today that 66 percent of last year’s seniors graduated within four years. This ra...
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Apr 25 2011 12:40PM
News Release New Professional Development Website Offers Tools to Improve Educator Effectiveness
SALEM - Today, State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced the official launch of a new professional development website designed to assist teachers, administrators, and schools in the critical work of improving educator effectiveness through...
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Apr 7 2011 2:30PM
News Release Legislative Committee Passes Oregon Department of Education ESD Audit Bill
SALEM- Today the Oregon Senate Education and Workforce Development legislative committee unanimously passed SB 27 – an Oregon Department of Education (ODE) bill to require Education Service Districts (ESD) to file an annual financial audit with ODE. T...
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Mar 30 2011 9:00AM
News Release State Releases 2009-10 Special Education Report Cards for School Districts, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Programs
SALEM – The Oregon Department of Education released the fifth annual report cards for Oregon Special Education and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education. The report cards are required under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (...
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Mar 24 2011 3:25PM
News Release Superintendent Susan Castillo Applauds Senate’s Passage of Full-Day Kindergarten Legislation
“Today, I was happy to see overwhelming support from the Oregon Senate to expand access to full-day kindergarten to all of Oregon’s young learners. I have been a long-time supporter of full-day kindergarten and the strong foundation it provides our st...
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Mar 22 2011 3:00PM
News Release Legislature Considers Oregon Department of Education Mandate Relief Bill
SALEM- Today the Oregon Senate Education and Workforce Development legislative committee took up consideration of SB 800 – an Oregon Department of Education (ODE) bill aimed at eliminating or revising 28 outdated or redundant state laws. The laws in ...
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Mar 12 2011 12:00AM
News Release Three Oregon Schools Recognized for Outstanding Student Wellness Programs
SALEM- State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Garfield Elementary (Corvallis School District), Sabin Elementary (Portland Public Schools), and Willamina Elementary (Willamina School District) are recipients of the 2011 Oregon ...
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Mar 9 2011 12:00PM
News Release 2010-11 Special Education Child Count Numbers Now Available
SALEM – The Oregon Department of Education has posted the numbers for Oregon’s Special Education Child Count for the 2010-11 school year. The report shows that the total number of Oregon children ages 0-21 in special education programs has increase...
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Mar 9 2011 9:40AM
News Release 2011 Celebrating Student Success Schools Recognized for Progress in Closing the Gap
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo recognized thirteen Oregon public schools today for their significant progress in closing the achievement gap that separates low income and minority students from their peers. These schools were named...
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Feb 24 2011 12:00AM
News Release Higher Ed Board Approves Automatic University Admission for High School Students Exceeding New Oregon Diploma Standards
PORTLAND – Today the State Board of Higher Education’s Committee on Academic Strategies approved an automatic admission policy that will recognize students’ accomplishments in exceeding new high school Oregon Diploma standards. While these standards in...
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Feb 18 2011 3:00PM
News Release Critical Funding for K-12 Schools Partially Restored by Oregon Legislature
SALEM – Today the Oregon Legislature added back a portion of the K-12 funding for the 2009-11 biennium committed by House and Senate leadership last year to compensate for a deficit in the State School Fund after the August 2010 revenue forecast. This...
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Feb 16 2011 12:00AM
News Release Oregon Shows Progress in Expansion of Statewide Longitudinal Data System
SALEM - Today, the D.C. based Data Quality Campaign (DQC) released their sixth annual Data for Action report. The Data Quality Campaign has identified 10 Essential Elements and 10 State Actions that are considered core components of a strong longitudi...
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Feb 9 2011 12:00AM
News Release Despite Challenging Budgets, Oregon Schools Continue to Expand Access & Performance in Advance Placement Programs
SALEM – More Oregon students are taking – and succeeding in – Advanced Placement courses State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today. Oregon’s results, along with results for the rest of the country, were released today in the College ...
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Feb 8 2011 12:00AM
News Release Oregon Department of Education Releases 2010-11 Enrollment Numbers
SALEM – The Oregon Department of Education announced today that Oregon student enrollment essentially held steady for the 2010-11 school year. According to counts reported by school districts, Educational Service Districts (ESDs), and State Educational...
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Feb 7 2011 11:49AM
News Release Sponsors Invited to Offer Summer Food Programs for Children
SALEM – Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that the Oregon Department of Education is looking for organizations to participate in the 2011 Summer Food Service Program. “Because our state has the second highest child hunger rate in th...
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Feb 1 2011 12:00AM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Statement on Governor Kitzhaber’s Proposed Budget
SALEM – “The Governor’s proposed budget dedicates a total of $5.56 billion in state funding for Oregon school districts for the 2011-2013 biennium. This funding level is drastically lower than the estimated $6.5 billion our schools need to keep up with...
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Jan 27 2011 12:00AM
News Release Unprecedented Transparency and Access to State and National Data
Oregon Educational Outcomes Compared to Other States in New Federal United States Education Dashboard SALEM - This week, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new website which provides convenient and transparent access to key national and s...
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Jan 25 2011 12:00AM
News Release Superintendent Castillo Praises Oregon Student Performance on National Science Assessment
Oregon 4th and 8th Graders above U.S. Average SALEM - State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today the release of Oregon's results for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment. Also known as ...
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Dec 16 2010 12:00AM
News Release 2010-11 News Release Calendar
Below are the official ODE data releases for the remainder of the school year to assist you in your communications planning. February 2011 FEBRUARY 8: 2010-11 Statewide Fall Enrollment March 2011 MARCH 9: Special Education Child ...
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Dec 14 2010 12:00AM
News Release Record Gains for English Proficiency Within 5 Years
State Issues Progress Report on English Language Proficiency in Oregon Schools SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today the release of the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report for the 2009-2010 schoo...
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Dec 14 2010 12:00AM
News Release Susan Castillo Statement on National Center for Education Policy Report on Achievement Gaps
SALEM – “Today the Washington D.C. based Center for Education Policy released a national report regarding states’ progress on closing the academic achievement gaps that separate minority and low income students from their peers. The achievement gap ha...
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Dec 14 2010 12:00AM
News Release USDA Grant to Provide Jefferson and Linn County Families with Additional Funds for Food
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Oregon has been awarded a demonstration grant to test new ways to provide nutrition assistance and access to healthy foods to low-income children in nine school districts in Linn and Jefferson c...
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Dec 8 2010 8:00AM
News Release Avakian and Castillo Announce Model Religious Clothing Policy
Labor Commissioner and State Schools Superintendent applaud victory for workplace religious freedom PORTLAND- State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo today announced the creation of a model ...
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Dec 6 2010 11:00AM
News Release Two Students Named State Board of Education Student Advisors for 2010-11
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo has named Stacy Adriano of Tualatin High School and Chris Henke of Redmond Proficiency Academy to serve as Student Advisors to the State Board of Education. This is the fifth year that the State Board...
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Nov 30 2010 12:18PM
News Release Oregon Department of Education Releases Annual Statewide Report Card
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today the release of the 2009-10 Oregon Statewide Report Card. This annual publication serves as a compendium of information and trends on Oregon’s K-12 public education system. “The ...
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Oct 28 2010 3:15PM
News Release Oregon State Board of Education Adopts Common Core Standards and Higher Interim Math Achievement Standards
Salem – The Oregon State Board of Education today adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) which represent K-12 learning expectations for students in English-language arts and mathematics. “Today marks an important step forward in raisi...
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Oct 28 2010 9:01AM
News Release PSU Professor Samuel Henry Joins State Board of Education
SALEM—State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Professor Samuel Henry of Troutdale has joined the State Board of Education. Henry was confirmed by the Oregon Senate last month to complete the term vacated by Lew Frederick of Por...
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Oct 27 2010 10:00AM
News Release Five Schools Removed from Oregon’s Safety “Watch List”
Continued Focus on Building Statewide Support for Safe Schools SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that five Oregon public schools have been removed from this year’s federal No Child Left Behind safety watch list. N...
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Oct 27 2010 9:30AM
News Release Gresham Educator Receives Milken National Educator Award – and $25,000
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Martin Martinez, a 3rd grade teacher at Gresham-Barlow’s Hogan Cedars Elementary, has been selected as a recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. Martin ...
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Oct 25 2010 11:00AM
News Release Colleen Works Named 2010-11 Oregon Teacher of the Year
Corvallis – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Colleen Works, a social sciences teacher at Corvallis High School, has been selected as the 2010-2011 Oregon Teacher of the Year. As Oregon’s Teacher of the Year, Works will ...
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Oct 20 2010 12:00AM
News Release Oregon Department of Education Releases Highly Qualified Teachers Results
Statewide Coalition Focused on Integrated Educator System SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that 96% of all core academic classes taught in Oregon’s public schools during the 2009-2010 school year had a highly q...
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