School district administrators and staff, students, parents and community members from across eastern Oregon are invited to attend a community feedback session about education in Oregon on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM at Washington Elementary School in Pendleton, located at 1205 SE Byers Avenue. The event is FREE and open to the public.
This event is part of a series of feedback sessions being organized by the Oregon Department of Education across the state for people to give input on Oregon’s State Plan to improve student learning and determine how we can best support our schools to meet the needs of each and every student. ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act) will be discussed. According to the ODE information, “ESSA provides all states and schools in the country with a chance to be innovative, and to strengthen our public education system by providing teachers with more support and districts with more flexibility to address the unique needs facing their communities.”
The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about ESSA, contribute to a discussion on the factors supporting student success and get questions answered by state education leaders.
For more information about ESSA, visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/ESSA.