Oregon Department of Education
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News and Communications


The Oregon Department of Education is committed to providing clear, accurate, and timely information to our school district, community, and media partners through our website, newsletters, press releases, and day-to-day communications. The resources below provide some of the many ways to stay informed on education news and updates.

If you are a member of the media, please contact ODE Communications Director Tricia Yates at 503-947-5650 or Tricia.Yates@ode.state.or.us eMail for assistance or to schedule an interview.

News Announcements

About ODE

Learn more about the Oregon Department of Education, our mission, values, priorities, role, and history.
Calendar of Events

Resources for Reporters and Researchers

Learn more about media contacts, resources and links useful to reporters and researchers, and how to submit a public records request.
News Releases

Press Releases

Access past ODE press releases.

Our Mission, Values , and Goals

Click here PDF for a one pager on ODE’s Mission and Value Statements. Click here PDF for an overview of ODE’s strategic goals and objectives.

Education Update

The monthly Education Update provides teachers, administrators, parents, and community members with news and information on key education topics, upcoming opportunities, and a range of education resources.

News Announcements

Access recent news and information on a wide range of education topics.

Office of the Deputy Superintendent

Learn about the Deputy Superintendent and information on key education initiatives.

ODE Publications

The Oregon Department of Education produces a number of online publications and newsletters covering a range of topics and targeting a range of audiences.

Calendar of Events

Access information on upcoming events and trainings.