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Promise update: Photos completed of ‘Promise Kids’

A new round of photos at six Oregon school districts was completed this month as part of the third year of the “Promise of Oregon” campaign.

The photos, as well as statements from the students about why they represent the “Promise of Oregon,” will debut starting in December at the campaign website, The photos were taken at schools in Sisters, Siuslaw, Beaverton, Crane, Portland and Eugene.

During its first two years, the Promise campaign has celebrated the accomplishments of Oregon students and helped galvanize support for increased funding for public schools.

Legislators ultimately settled on a State School Fund figure of $7.4 billion for 2015-17 – up $850 million from the previous biennium.

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Staff with Blue Chalk Media photograph a student at Franklin High, Portland Public Schools. 

To date, The Promise of Oregon campaign’s social media presences have:

  • Facebook: 4,551 likes
  • Twitter: 465 followers
  • Facebook and Twitter interactions: 49,400
  • Unique users reached via Facebook and Twitter: 42,300
  • Potential Facebook and Twitter impressions: 7.7 million