Research is in our roots. FBO believes that along with deep community engagement, thoughtful research and inclusive data are critical to understanding the disparities perpetuated by Oregon’s public education system and identifying possible solutions.

This research library catalogs the reports we’ve published throughout our history—many commissioned when we were known as Chalkboard Project. As FBO’s research practices and partnerships evolve, this library captures important learnings over time—many of which influenced significant policy and cultural shifts when they were published, though they may not necessarily reflect our positions, priorities, or perspective today.

Community Engagement Through Oregon’s Student Investment Account

This 2021 research brief analyzes the implementation of the Student Investment Account’s community engagement requirements and recommendations for the future of community-informed policymaking.


Lessons Learned from the School District Collaboration Fund Grants

This 2019 evaluation brief outlines lessons learned from Oregon’s School District Collaboration Fund, examining how 15 districts addressed problems of practice related to teacher professional learning, evaluation, compensation, and leadership.


Black Students in Oregon

Commissioned in partnership with KairosPDX, this 2017 report analyzes the educational disparities harming Black/African-American students in Oregon.


TeachOregon: Lessons Learned, Promising Practices, and Recommendations for the Future

This 2017 report analyzed the impact of Chalkboard Project’s TeachOregon initiative, a partnership among universities, community colleges, and school districts to pilot innovative models for collaborative teacher preparation in Oregon.


Rural Education in Oregon: Overcoming the Challenges of Income and Distance

Commissioned in partnership with the Children's Institute, this 2016 report analyzed how economic insecurity and distance intersected and contributed to education disparities in rural Oregon.


Sealing the Cracks: Using Graduation Data, Policy, and Practice to Keep All Kids on Track

Produced in partnership with the Data Quality campaign, this 2015 report examined high school completion strategies and outcomes across nine U.S. states.