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SALEM – Concordia University Chicago was recognized recently as a national leader in online programs, which include the administrator licensure and degree programs offered through COSA. U.S. News & World Report ranked the college on the lists for Best Online Graduate Education Programs, Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, and Best Online MBA Programs. The magazine’s rankings were released Jan. 15.

Oregon public middle and high schools with an unmet sports program need may apply for a 2018-19 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. Applications are now being taken; deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019.

Today, Governor Kate Brown released the Governor’s Recommended Budget (GRB) for the 2019-21 biennium.  By law, the budget must be balanced and includes spending and investment priorities from all major revenue sources such as the General Fund, Lottery Funds, Federal Funds and Other Funds (fees, assessments, earnings, marijuana taxes, etc.).

Thao Do-Gwilliam, Stoller Middle School Assistant Principal in Beaverton School District, has been named the 2019 Oregon Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).

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Tim Sweeney, Coquille School District Superintendent since 2010, has been named the 2019 Oregon Superintendent of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).

COSA is pleased to announce that Ben Bowman has joined its team as a Legislative Affairs Specialist. Bowman will team with Morgan Allen, COSA Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy, to represent Oregon’s school and district leaders in the Capitol.

COSA was proud to honor our 2018 award winners at the 44th Annual COSA Conference in Seaside, June 21st-23rd this year. Each year, COSA takes pride in recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of our members and the work they do to improve students' lives. Congratulations to the following award winners.

COSA is pleased to announce the addition to its staff of Krista Parent, former AASA National Superintendent of the Year, as Director of Executive Leadership. Krista, who recently retired from her position as Superintendent of South Lane School District, will begin work in July.

The Legislative Revenue Office released the June 2018 Revenue Forecast this week. The forecast contains both good news and frustrating news, especially for school administrators, according to COSA’s Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy, Morgan Allen.

The results of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey were released on Monday by the Oregon Chief Education Office at the Oregon Department of Education.

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