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End of naming, shaming and blaming

OSBA Sounding Boards podcast

Release Date: 02/05/2020

End of naming, shaming and blaming show art End of naming, shaming and blaming

OSBA Sounding Boards podcast

The Oregon Department of Education is here to help school districts and education service districts as the Student Success Act adds public education program funding and puts new demands on school leaders, says Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Colt Gill.

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Preventing threats before students are lost show art Preventing threats before students are lost

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John Van Dreal, an internationally recognized school safety expert, explains how the Salem-Keizer Threat Assessment System he helped pioneer guides educators to identify potential student threats and intervene before they escalate to tragedy.

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Better Together connects the community with central Oregon schools to close gaps. The nonprofit is helping facilitate internships that give students valuable work and education skills while also building bridges between the business community and classrooms.

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The Student Success Act commands Oregon school districts to consider equity issues. National consultant and former school board member Daryl Dixon addresses why equity is important and how school leaders can approach community conversations.

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McMinnville School District, recognizing the importance of early learning for student success, has created programs to engage and teach children and and their families before they ever enter the K-12 system.

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Erick Flores, an Oregon teacher and school board member, offers his personal observations about how the Student Success Act will help schools provide more opportunities for their students.

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For La Grande Superintendent George Mendoza, relationship-building is the basis of helping students who have suffered trauma learn better and be successful in school. The district’s Culture of Care Plan not only helps the students but also helps the staff as it gives them more tools to create a safe, happy and productive learning environment.

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'Life-changing' education plan show art 'Life-changing' education plan

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The Student Success Act, a bill to create a significant and stable investment in Oregon's schools, is working its way through the Legislature, offering real hope for district leaders. OSBA Executive Director Jim Green explains how the legislation works and what it means for communities.

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Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Student Success, reveals why legislators think schools need more money and what they hope to accomplish in the 2019 legislative session.

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Nicole Barker, the Tigard High math department chair, and Alfonso Ramirez, the trauma-informed specialist coordinator at Tigard High, share their insights from a pilot program exploring how to help students learn who are impacted by trauma.

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The Oregon Department of Education is here to help school districts and education service districts as the Student Success Act adds public education program funding and puts new demands on school leaders, says Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Colt Gill.