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The Oregon Education Investment Board will hold seven community meetings across the state later this month, to discuss next steps to improve student success in Oregon’s public education system, from prekindergarten through to college and career readiness.

Thousands of individuals have already participated in surveys, offered ideas in public testimony and met with representatives of the Governor’s Office around the state. Now local students, educators, parents and community members are invited to the meetings, to share their ideas to support student learning.

Each of the seven meetings will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. After a brief presentation on the Oregon Education Investment Board’s proposals, most of the time is reserved for participants to discuss and share their thoughts.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 - Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, Washington County - Rock Creek Event Center, Bldg. 9, 17705 NW Springville Rd.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 - Chemeketa Community College, Salem - Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 - Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, East Portland - 10301 NE Glisan St.
  • Monday, Jan. 23 - Central Oregon Community College, Bend - Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 - North Medford High School, Medford - 1900 North Keene Way Dr.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 - Lane Community College, Eugene - Center for Meeting and Learning, Rm. 104, 4000 East 30th Ave.
  • Monday, Jan. 30 - Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton - Rm. E 114, 2400 NW Carden Ave.

Each of these locations is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For other accommodations or language interpretation, please contact Seth Allen at the Oregon Education Investment Board at seth.allen@state.or.us or call 503-378-8213 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

In addition, a live web conference will be scheduled to allow participation via computer or mobile device at any location.

The Oregon Education Investment Board is proposing legislative action in February 2012 to streamline early childhood programs and create a system of accountability for student success from pre-kindergarten through K-12 to college and career readiness. Those are the recommendation of Oregon Learns, a report delivered Dec. 15 to the Oregon Legislature by the board.

Read the Dec. 15 news release, executive summary and full report:
·    News Release (html)
·    Executive Summary, Oregon Learns (pdf
·    Oregon Learns, OEIB Report (pdf)
·    Executive Summary, Early Learning Council Report (pdf)

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