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ODE delays submitting ESSA plan for 30 days

In the face of education advocates’ concerns, the Oregon Department of Education pushed back for 30 days submitting Oregon’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Innovative school-based wellness programs recognized

Commitment to a healthy school community earned Adams Elementary (Corvallis School District), Milwaukie High School (North Clackamas School District) and St. Paul Elementary (St. Paul School District) the 2017 Oregon School Wellness Awards.

North Clackamas superintendent’s quest for equity and excellence

Since Matt Utterback took over as superintendent in 2012, North Clackamas has dramatically increased its graduation rate from 72 percent to 83 percent last year.

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Governor taps school board members to help guide higher education

5/16/2012 - Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed five locally-elected school board members to serve on the newly created Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Gladstone School District wins national recognition from the American School Board Journal

4/04/2011 - The Center for Children and Families, which offers educational programs and social services, earns Magna Award honorable mention.