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.
This 2011 issue paper highlighted relevant evidence-based interventions at the time for supporting student achievement, including: one-on-one tutoring; reducing class size; high-quality preschool; full-day kindergarten; and services for historically underserved youth.
This 2011 issue paper highlighted opportunities at the time for Oregon superintendents, business managers, and principals to learn from other states in reducing costs during budget shortfalls.
Commissioned in partnership with the Children's Institute and Attendance Works, this 2014 research brief analyzed available school attendance data and its implications for Oregon children's learning.
This 2012 educator-led research report presented policy recommendations to better support teachers and strengthen the teaching profession.
This 2014 research reported, for the first time ever, achievement and attainment data for Indigenous students across Oregon enrolled in seven participating tribes.
This 2014 framework outlined a set of strategies, based on available best practices, to improve school leader preparation and presented an appraisal of Oregon's systems and practices at the time.
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