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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.

2021 Legislative Session Lays Foundations for an Inclusive and Equitable Public Education System

State lawmakers collaborated with the Oregon Partners for Education Justice to strengthen the Student Success Act and pass equity-driven policy for children.

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The dome of the Oregon State Capitol.
Kindergarten students in a dual-language immersion class.
To Confront Disinformation, Oregon Must Uplift Culturally Responsive Education

Amid the backlash against critical race theory, we need to build shared vision for inclusive schools and learning.

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Whitney Swander Appointed to Oregon’s Quality Education Commission

Named to the post by Gov. Kate Brown, FBO’s Data and Research Director will help define the investments needed for a quality and equitable public education.

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Whitney Swander, Data and Research Director at Foundations for a Better Oregon..
A grove of trees at Ecola State Park in Clatsop County, Oregon.
How a Spectrum of Community Engagement Can "Invite Change to Happen"

A new toolkit from the Oregon Department Education will guide schools toward more inclusive and participatory decision-making.

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At State Budget Hearings, OPEJ Urges Equitable Investment

The Oregon Partners for Education Justice ask lawmakers to build on the Student Success Act and invest in a public education system that works for all.

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Spring at the Oregon State Capitol.
Carina Miller (center) with her partner, Lúkwaiya Lira, and their son, Waluxpykee Walter Miller.
A Conversation with Carina Miller

“I didn't know the term ‘social construction’ until college, but I knew what it meant my whole life,” says FBO’s new Board member.

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What the Student Success Act Is Teaching Oregon About Community Engagement

For more equitable and inclusive schools, authentic engagement is key, says a new FBO research brief.

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