The Educator Advancement Council is a new organization aimed at helping Oregon achieve high-quality, well-supported and culturally-responsive public educators in every classroom.  

Building upon the Governor’s Council on Educator Advancement recommendations, the Oregon Legislature created the Council through the passage of Senate Bill 182. The Council will expand on Oregon’s current efforts to further support educators statewide including, but not limited to:

· Establishing a system of local educator networks that prioritize and enhance educators’ access to professional learning and support services, combining state investment and other leveraged resources driven by educator need.

· Creating the Oregon Teacher Scholars Program to help achieve purposes of the Educator’s Equity Act, including scholarships, mentoring, networking and other resources for racially or linguistically diverse teaching candidates.

· Better aligning early learning professional development efforts with K-12.

· Researching and addressing issues related to educator workforce supply and demand.