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Cascade High School Principal Matt Thatcher has been elected as COSA President-Elect for 2015-16. For next year, he will serve in the COSA Presidency with 2015-16 President Cindy Quintanilla (North Clackamas School District) and 2015-16 Past-President Colt Gill (Bethel School District).
Umatilla fifth grader Alfonso Bernal and COSA President Colt Gill joined dozens of other education advocates Tuesday morning as they testified before the Education Subcommittee of Ways and Means to ask the legislature to provide an appropriate 2015-17 State School Fund. See the videos.
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The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee will kick off a series of public hearings on the state budget Friday evening at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. COSA is encouraging members to testify.
COSA business partner California Casualty has announced that five Oregon high schools have been awarded $1,000 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants.
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A team of Oregon administrators is visiting schools in the Xi'an Province in China over the next two weeks. Please check back regularly as we will be posting their daily adventures.
COSA provides periodic updates of the latest education-related bills throughout each legislative session. The current summary lists hundreds of bills on issues ranging from funding to assessment to special education to charter schools.
Duane Larson, Vice Principal at Alice Ott Middle School, has been named Oregon’s Vice Principal of the Year for 2014-15. Larson, Vice Principal at Alice Ott since 2002, received the honor from the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators.
This week, nine Oregon administrators are hosting their counterparts from China as part of the U.S.-China Administrator Shadowing Project, which is an exchange program for school superintendents and principals, Chinese and American.
The day will feature reports and discussion on the range of issues at the Legislature including funding, mandates, personnel, assessments, governance, etc. It also will include a training on maximizing your contacts with legislators and ample time for you to meeting with them at some time during the day.
The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with Learning.com. Learning.com’s digital literacy curriculum specifically targets these and the other technology skills students need to succeed on the SBAC.

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