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Education Reform

The Need for System Change

Raising the Bar for PreK-20 Education in Oregon: 6 White Papers. Oregon Education Roundtable & Oregon Business Council, June 2005. White Papers include:  A New Vision for Education in Oregon.  2. The Competitive Imperative.  3.  Preparation.  4.  Affordability.  5.  Pathways and Persistence.  6.  What Cost, What Results for PreK-20?

Oregon’s Prek-20 Education Enterprise:  Rethinking the Budget Framework. ECONorthwest.  June, 2007.

STEM Education & Education to Careers

Time to Invest Seriously in STEM. Oregon STEM Employer Coalition, November 2012.

Best Practices

Taking Promising High School Practices to Scale:  Challenges for Oregon in Service Delivery and Governance. Oregon Education Roundtable and Oregon Business Council, October 2008.

Proficiency-Based Instruction and Assessment: A Promising Path to High Achievement in Oregon Education. Oregon Education Roundtable, March 2009.

Defining Practice, Informing Policy:  Oregon Proficiency Project - Phase 1. Oregon Business Council and E3: Employers for Education Excellence, June 2010.

Defining Practice, Informing Policy:  Practitioner Networks Voice a Call to Action, Oregon Proficiency Project - Phase 2. Oregon Business Council and E3: Employers for Education Excellence, December 2010.

Oregon Small Schools Initiative

The Big Picture on Oregon’s Small Schools:  The Oregon Small Schools Initiative. E3: Employers for Education Excellence and Oregon Small Schools Initiative, November 2010.

Oregon Small Schools Initiative: Quantitative Analysis 2004-2009. ECONorthwest, October 2010.

Earlier OBC Education Reform Involvements

An Assessment of Oregon’s K-12 Education Reform. Oregon Business Council K-12 Education Task Force, June 2000.

Portland and David Douglas: A Comparison Using the Database Initiative Project. Oregon Business Council, February 2000.

Higher Education and the Oregon Economy. Report of the Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education and the Economy, December 1997.

Framework for Implementing K-12 School Transformation in Oregon. School Transformation Advisory Council, August 1997.

People, Productivity, and Prosperity: Rewriting The Book On Job Preparation in Oregon. Oregon Business Council, December 1996.

CAM Cookbook: A Guide to Development of the Certificate of Advanced Mastery. Oregon Business Council/David Douglas Model District Partnership, November 1996.

Report on Oregon’s Progress in Implementing CIM and CAM Achievement Standards and Related Measures to Transform the K-12 School System. Governor’s Task Force on School Improvement, October 1996.

Gaining Competitive Advantage: The Need for Customer-Driven Higher Education. Oregon Business Council, AOI, Portland Metro Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Council of the American Electronics Association, June 1996.

A Business View: Education Reform in Oregon. Oregon Business Council, January 1993.