The African American/Black Student Success Plan Grant Request for Applications, which was released and then postponed, has now been officially released. Go here to view the full RFA. If there are questions or concerns, please contact Oregon Department of Education Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Markisha Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 503-947-5669.
With the retirement of Director Iris Bell, the State of Oregon is seeking a director of youth development. The full recruitment can be found here. If you are a passionate leader with an accomplished background and demonstrated success in innovative youth development policy and programs, the state would like to invite you to apply. The… [Read More]
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the Oregon Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Several members of the YDC and staff provided key strategies within the plan, including youth re-engagement. The YDC also pushed for improved student discipline accountability as one way of prioritizing and advancing equity, advocating for more school climate… [Read More]
An unexpected issue has emerged regarding the process for the African American/Black Student Success Plan Grant. The Oregon Department of Education Procurement Department has additional policy and procedure that needs to be addressed before moving forward with the grant submission process. As such, the recently released RFP for the African American/Black Student Success Plan Grant… [Read More]
Former Youth Development Council Chair Matt Morton, currently the Equitable Education Portfolio Director at Meyer Memorial Trust, says the idea that racism is over is an insidious myth. This blog post explores the continuing education opportunity gap that exists in Oregon, with the intention of provoking thought and action to look beyond myths and to… [Read More]