Please join us in exploring Oregon education redesign.
This past spring the Ways and Means Education Subcommittee approved the business case presented by the OEIB to build out Oregon’s database system to track outcomes for learners from preschool through postsecondary education and into the job market.
The longitudinal database is a necessary tool for students,their families, and educators to measure student progress, and for policymakers to measure progress and outcomes against goals and investments. Approval of the business case was necessary to secure an $8.5 million appropriation in phased releases to begin building the data system.
The 2014 session was preceded by three consecutive groundbreaking sessions for education transformation, authorizing significant restructuring of postsecondary education and early learning, as well as initiatives to improve early reading, postsecondary enrollment, STEM education, and teacher effectiveness. The 2013 session also increased education funding at all levels.
More skilled readers by third grade, greater high school and postsecondary completion, and a stronger connection of education to well-paying skilled work. These are the three 2015-17 budget priorities that Governor Kitzhaber laid out for business, elected, and civic leaders at the January 6 Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit. (See video link at left.)
Oregon Learns hosted the first statewide STEM education summit April 18, 2014, for nearly 130 educators, employers, and others with an interest in boosting outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
More than 200 of Oregon’s postsecondary leaders gathered in Portland on January 29, 2014, to consider how Oregon is redesigning the way it supports postsecondary students and institutions.
Oregon is redesigning public education for learners from birth through grade 20. Oregon Learns promotes understanding of that effort and deeper engagement in its success. Learn More +
By 2020, 65 percent of all U.S. jobs will require a postsecondary credential.
—-Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Just less than 40 percent of Oregonians currently hold at least an associate degree.
—-U.S. Census, 2012