NEWS & STORY

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.

Peter Koehler, a trustee of the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation,  joins the FBO Board of Directors.
Peter Koehler Joins FBO Board of Directors

As a mediator and philanthropic leader, FBO’s new Board member brings a passion for changemaking through collaboration.

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A Conversation with Peter Koehler

“Finding common ground is a never-ending process,” says Koehler, a new FBO Board member who has mediated some of Oregon’s most challenging disputes.

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Peter Koehler with his granddaughter Alice.
Meet the FBO Team: Jason Brown

We’re thrilled to welcome Jason to our team as FBO’s Policy and Research Associate.

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New Community Research Spotlights Oregon Summer Learning

With another historic investment in summer learning on the horizon, FBO and partners explore how community-based summer programs support youth to learn, grow, and thrive.

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Students learn Chinese waist drumming at the Chinese Friendship Association's 2021 summer learning program in Beaverton.
Where the Legislature Fell Short in 2022

The short legislative session has ended with a failure to answer the calls of youth and community leaders to stand up for racial justice in public education.

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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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Spring at the Oregon State Capitol.
What We’re Advocating for in Salem in 2022

FBO and the Oregon Partners for Education Justice (OPEJ) are urging lawmakers to invest in professional development for ethnic studies in Oregon.

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"The Graduation Rate Isn't a One-Year Accomplishment"

The story of Oregon’s 2021 graduation rate is a growing collective effort to ensure every child has access to equitable education and individualized learning.

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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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Warm Up With Stories of Oregon Summer Learning

Through photography, video, and the written word, FBO and partners open a window into the power of community-based summer learning.

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Youth share their hand-crafted 'flores de papel' at Adelante Mujeres' Chicas summer learning program in Cornelius.

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