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The Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) today announced the launch of COSA on iTunes U, which provides free college-and-career-readiness standards-aligned course content for Oregon classroom teachers in the four core subject areas of mathematics, science, social studies and English language arts.

COSA has launched a new web-based education job posting service, where Oregon administrator, teacher and other jobs are listed. Districts, ESDs and state agencies can now subscribe to the service.
AASA and NASSP last week reported that their members support Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but have concerns about implementation, including that the standards are being implemented without sufficient support, and that accountability based on common-core assessments needs to be slowed down.
Stephanie Legard, principal of Sue Buel Elementary School in McMinnville, has been named as the Oregon National Distinguished Principal (elementary principal of the year) for 2014. Legard was selected by COSA and the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA).
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The 40th Annual COSA Conference, June 18-20 in Seaside, will feature internationally-acclaimed keynote speakers Michael Fullan and Anthony Muhammad. Fullan is considered a worldwide expert on educational reform, while Muhammad is known for leadership in transforming student performance.
COSA and OASE today released a report, "Re-imagining Grades 9-14," that details recommendations for redefining and restructuring Oregon's education system for high school and the first two years of college.
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OSBA is offering a mock interview service for administrators who are considering pursuing an executive-level position.
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John George, principal of Fleming Middle School in Three Rivers School District, has been named the Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).

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Cindy Quintanilla, executive director of secondary programs for North Clackamas School District, was elected as COSA President-Elect for 2014-15, in the recent COSA annual election.
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COSA and OEIB are partnering on this unique opportunity to explore poverty's impact on education. Featured speakers will include Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes, and national experts Lori Beamer and Donna Beegle. All participants will also participate in a moving and thought-provoking poverty simulation.


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