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A two-week educational and cultural exchange between a delegation of Oregon school leaders and China's Xian Province is concluding this week. Pictured here at the Great Wall near Beijing...
With public schools in Oregon just over a year away from having the opportunity to implement state-funded full-day kindergarten, COSA’s first Statewide Full-day Kindergarten Summit is set for Friday, May 2, at the Red Lion Hotel in Salem.
Two-day Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Regional Trainings are scheduled in five locations around Oregon in April and May. Math, reading and writing trainings will be offered for Grades K-2 and 3-5 (day one) and Grades 6-12 (day two).
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The short session of the Oregon Legislature adjourned last Friday after 33 days of work that drew mixed reviews from lawmakers and Capitol regulars. The most common complaint was that the liberal bill introduction policy brought back legislation that failed to make the grade in the last regular session, which ended less than a year ago.
Oregon public school districts, ESDs and the Oregon Department of Education can post information about administrator jobs, free of charge, on the COSA website. “It’s a great place for districts to post jobs, and a great place for administrators and aspiring administrators who are seeking jobs.”
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The March Quarterly State Revenue forecast released this morning showed virtually no growth in state funds. This is good news as this projects biennial revenue growth of approximately 1.2 percent, which is comfortably below the 2 percent kicker threshold.
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The 10th annual Winter Conference of the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators has been postponed until March 15, due to weather concerns.
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The second annual short session of the Legislature begins Monday, Feb. 3. It can last no longer than 35 days and rules allow only a very limited number of bills, but here are a few that might be of interest to you.
"This is truly an honor," Ralls said. "I'm proud to be an educator and this recognition validates the hard work that school administrators do daily to positively impact kids' lives. I am blessed to work with a team that trusts and supports me, and to work with teachers and staff who care daily about doing what's best for kids."
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David Douglas School District Superintendent Don Grotting has been named the 2014 Oregon Superintendent of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE) and the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).


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