On February 1, Oregon will be launching the 2016 TELL survey, an anonymous survey on teaching and learning conditions. Each school is receiving a packet with codes and directions in preparation for the month long window that provides online access for all licensed school-based Oregon educators to participate.
Oregon elementary schools now have access to a powerful tool for ensuring that their students are equipped with digital literacy skills, as the result of a new collaboration between OESPA, COSA and Learning.com.
Heidi Sipe, Umatilla School District Superintendent since 2007, has been named the 2016 Oregon Superintendent of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE) and the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).
Public high schools in Oregon can score up to $3,000 for their sports departments with a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. California Casualty has been a COSA partner for more than 30 years.
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?
Molly Ouche has been named the Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators and the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators. Molly serves as Principal for Parkrose Middle School in Portland.