Monday, April 18, 2016

ODE Holding "Reimagine Education" Public Forums Around Oregon

Below please find the schedule for Oregon Department of Education's "Reimagine Education" public forums being held around the state. ODE is taking public input on how citizens would like to see education change with the new flexibility given to states with passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The first two meetings have already been held in Milwaukie and Pendleton. Locations for Portland forums will be published and this post updated as soon as the locations are made known to us. Please try to attend one of these!

If you are unable to attend, please send comments, suggestions or questions to ODE at ESSA.Oregon@state.or.us. The focus of the forums are the following three questions.


  1. What school characteristics are most important?
  2. How should we measure school success?
  3. How do we ensure all students are successful?
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the meetings:

Medford
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 6:00 pm
Medford School District Education Center (Board Room)

815 S. Oakdale Avenue; Medford, OR 97501

Redmond
Monday, April 25, 2016– 6:00 pm
High Desert Education Service District (Board Room)
2804 SW Sixth Street; Redmond, OR 97756

Salem
Thursday, April 28, 2016– 6:00 pm
Claggett Creek Middle School (Cafeteria)
1810 Alder Drive NE; Keizer, OR 97303

Ontario
Monday, May 2, 2016– 6:00 pm
Four Rivers Cultural Center (River Rooms)
676 SW 5th Avenue; Ontario, OR 97914

Eugene
Tuesday, May 10, 2016– 6:00 pm
South Eugene High School (Cafeteria)
400 East 19th Avenue; Eugene, OR 97401

Portland
Thursday, May 12, 2016– 6:00 pm
Location To Be Determined

Portland
Monday, May 16, 2016– 6:00 pm
Location To Be Determined

Coos Bay
Monday, May 23, 2016– 6:00 pm
Southwestern Oregon Community College (Lakeview Rooms in Hales Center/Empire Hall)
1988 Newmark Avenue; Coos Bay, OR 97420

Hood River
Wednesday, May 25, 2016– 6:00 pm
Best Western Hood River Inn (Columbia Room)
1108 East Marina Way; Hood River, OR 97031

Please help get the word out about these events.
For more information on these education forums, please contact Jenni Knaus at Jenni.Knaus@ode.state.or.us, 503-947-5860 or Meg Koch at meg.koch@state.or.us, 503-947-5990.

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