Cross-Sector Regional Collaboration

Education is a key indicator of community prosperity. Addressing all the factors that impact educational attainment requires a comprehensive systems approach that brings together key leadership from education, community and culturally specific organizations, industry, healthcare, workforce development and other sectors to collectively impact student outcomes. The Chief Education Office, directly or through state agency partners, has funded collaborative partnerships focused on improving key educational outcomes (RACS, STEM Hubs, Early Learning Hubs). Each collaborative is focused on coordinating regional communication and partnerships, improving key student outcomes, building capacity and sustainability for change, and encouraging and supporting local and statewide multi-sector engagement. Our support of the collaboratives reflects our commitment to working alongside local communities to reach shared goals for education and prosperity in the state.

Click on a county of interest in the map of Oregon below to learn more about the collaboratives working in the region.

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Birth - College & Career System

With our unique vantage point across the learning continuum, we bring strategic leadership from the perspective of a student. One of our critical roles we play is to convene stakeholders, both at the state-level and in communities across the state, who impact student success to build greater coordination and alignment across the seamless system of education. Through ensuring that we bring all voices to the table, we believe we will lead the transformation of our education system driving powerful impact for our students, families and communities.

EARLY LEARNING DIVISION

The Early Learning System in Oregon has three primary focus areas: ensuring that young Oregonians are prepared to succeed in Kindergarten; ensuring family stability; and integrating resources and supports into a coordinated system that most effectively supports families and students. 

It is critical that students come to school prepared to learn, making early learning a fundamental component of our education continuum.  We know that when children come to school with a few important skills (letters, sounds, counting, skills like listening and following directions) they are much more successful as they enter school. This advantage stays with students for years to come, and they are more successful at all future levels of school. 

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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) provides leadership for Oregon’s K-12 schools including curriculum, instruction, school improvement efforts, and the statewide assessment system.  The Department’s priorities include solid and sustainable school funding, ensuring students are ready for school through strong early-childhood programs, closing systemic gaps between students, supporting school and district leadership, and improving the efficiency of the agency.

In partnership with other education agencies, the department will play a significant role in helping to ensure that the state meets identified priority targets proven to keep students on track to high school graduation, college and career.  Specifically, ODE helps ensure students: come ready to learn in Kindergarten; are reading at grade level in third grade; are on track with attendance and credits in ninth grade; and successfully graduate high school.

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

​The Youth Development Division (YDD) was developed with an understanding that, despite existing initiatives to align systems and policies in support of students, there are youth who encounter various forms of adversity throughout their lives. This adversity is at times so significant it creates real and detrimental barriers to education and workforce success. To help youth get back on the path to high school graduation, college and/or career, the legislature created the Youth Development Division.

The Youth Development Division is tasked with supporting the education system by developing state policy and administering funding to support community and school-based youth development programs, services, and initiatives for youth ages 6-24.

For more information about programs and initiatives of the Youth Development Division contact:  Brenda Brooks | 503.378.5129 | Brenda.brooks@ode.state.or.us

HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMISSION

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is a 14-member, volunteer board and agency dedicated to fostering and sustaining the best, most rewarding pathways to opportunity and success for all Oregonians through an accessible, affordable and coordinated network for educational achievement beyond a high school diploma.

Oregon’s higher education system serves hundreds of thousands of students at its 7 public universities, 17 public community colleges, private and independent colleges and universities, and private career and trade schools.

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OREGON TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION

The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission is the oldest educator standards board in the nation. Seventeen volunteer members appointed by the Governor oversee educator: licensure; preparation and professional conduct.

The Commission’s mission is: To establish, uphold and enforce professional standards of excellence and communicate those standards to the public and educators for the benefit of Oregon’s students. The Commission has a staff of 24 FTE, issues approximately 20,000 licenses a year, approves 18 educator preparation programs and conducts over 200 investigations a year.

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Research and Reports

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Reach Higher for Oregon Students: Highlights from Senate Bill 418 Funding

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2017 Educator Equity Report

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2017 Practices to Improve the Achievement of Students in Poverty

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2017 Graduation Report

Chief Education Office, Research, Seamless System

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2016 Oregon STEM Education Plan

Chief Education Office, Equity, Research

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Report from the Governor’s Council on Educator Advancement

Chief Education Office, Equity, Research

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2016 Educator Equity Report

Chief Education Office, Equity, Research

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2016 Chronic Absenteeism Report

Chief Education Office, Equity, Research, Seamless System

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Poverty and Education – HB 2968 (2015) Legislative Report

Poverty, Research

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Oregon Poverty Facts and Analysis of Barriers (2015)

Poverty, Research

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OREGON EDUCATOR EQUITY REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2015

Equity, Research

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Race, Place, and Poverty

Equity, Poverty, Research

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Oregon Student Data Privacy Report

Research, Seamless System

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Return on Investment in Education

Research, Seamless System

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A Brief Research Summary on Access to College Level Coursework for High School Students

High School to College/University, Research

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2014 Oregon Minority Teacher Act Status Report

Equity, Research