The COSA/OSBA 2015 Legislative Report is now available. The report includes all legislation related to K-12 passed during the recent legislative session along with a list of interim committees and work groups.
Did you know COSA has five Boards of Directors? COSA is an “umbrella” association, with a 14-member Board led by President Cindy Quintanilla, who is Director of Secondary Programs in North Clackamas School District. There are four associations – called “departments” – under the COSA umbrella.
Is the state of K-12 education in Oregon analogous to the boiling frog? The premise of the anecdote is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out. However if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, its body temperature adjusting to its surroundings, it will not notice and will be cooked to death.
You hear it every day: Oregon’s graduation rate should be much higher. Our students should be achieving more in math, reading, writing, and science. Those things are absolutely true. What will it take to reach our goal, a 100% graduation rate?