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Stories help us understand who we are, how our children are doing, and what gives us hope. When we reframe systemic failures and uplift the strengths of Oregon's children and communities, we can narrate the path to a more just future.

Op-Ed: It's Time to Modernize Oregon's Quality Education Model

In The Oregonian, FBO's Whitney Grubbs explains how fixing Oregon's Quality Education Model can help make sure state dollars improve public schools for all Oregon students.

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2024 Legislative Session Starts Strong for Summer Learning

FBO joins over 20 community partners and nearly 30 bipartisan legislative sponsors to champion House Bill 4082 for Oregon children.

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Children at the Capaces Leadership Institute's summer learning program in 2021. Photo by Yvanna Ramos.
2023 Oregon Legislative Session Delivers Mixed Results for Oregon Children

Opportunities to build shared vision for children, public education, and care were undermined by deep divides in Salem.

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2023 Legislative Summit Builds Shared Vision and Leadership for Oregon Children

Over eighty Oregon policymakers, community leaders, and advocates gathered for a day of learning, visioning, and dialogue.

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Rep. Ricki Ruiz at the 2023 Foundations for a Better Oregon Legislative Summit.
The Power of Future Thinking in Rural Oregon

FBO’s Janet Soto Rodriguez reflects on opportunities to engage rural voice, vision, and strength wherever decisions are made.

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How Oregon Educators Can Fulfill the Promise of Ethnic Studies

New K-12 social studies standards can make learning more engaging, rigorous, and inclusive for all students. Now, the state must help schools prepare.

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Diana, Adabella, Estrella, Karina, Neida, and Aide are among the youth leaders who supported Capaces Leadership Institute's summer learning program.
Reclaiming Our Own Power Through 'Moles, Murales y la Madre Tierra'

'La abundancia que tenemos': Stories of youth leadership and community-based summer learning in the TURNO and Anahuac programs at Capaces Leadership Institute

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