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View Governor Kitzhaber's praise of the 2013 Legislature in advancing Oregon's prospects for stronger education outcomes.
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.
Oregon Learns hosted the first statewide STEM education summit April 18 for nearly 130 educators, employers, and others with an interest in boosting outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
Participants in the Eugene event discussed STEM education barriers and opportunities and offered insights and ideas that will help the STEM Investment Council make investment recommendations to the OEIB in June.
More than 200 of Oregon’s postsecondary leaders gathered in Portland on January 29 to consider how Oregon is redesigning the way it supports postsecondary students and institutions.
“People across the country are closely watching what’s going on in Oregon,” said Jamie Merisotis, CEO of the Lumina Foundation, in his keynote address. “What you’re doing here really matters,” he said. “It can very easily serve as a blueprint for the types of changes that need to come about in virtually every state.”
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