Action Alert
05 05 15

Voice Your Support for the Student Assessment Bill of Rights

Contact Your Legislator in Support of HB2655 Allow parents to excuse their children from standardized test-taking, control the dissemination of their child’s test data, and influence educational assessment policy in our state. The goal behind standardized testing is worthy: to allow school boards and departments of education to evaluate how…

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Informational Alert
10 22 14

Onward Oregon 2014 Voter Guide

Onward Oregon 2014 Voter Guide Recommended Votes for Statewide Ballot Measures In one of the more exciting off-year elections in recent memory, a number of important measures are on the ballot.  The team at Onward Oregon has pored over the arguments on both sides of each measure, and is ready…

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Action Alert
08 18 14

Improve ESL Education

By the close of Oregon’s next legislative session, nearly 800 English learners will drop out of high school.   Less than 50% of our English language learners in Oregon graduate from high school in four years, negatively impacting their future livelihood. This summer, the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) will draft…

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Informational Alert
11 22 13

Thanks to you Debt Free Education just got closer.

Thanks to you Debt Free Education just got closer. Now Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is trying to make it a national program Thank Senator Merley for his support. Students are drowning in debt. The average debt load for an Oregon college graduate is now $25,000, a 75% increase since 2005. This…

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