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You are Invited: Statewide Town Halls on Education

March 22, 2016

You are Invited: Statewide Town Halls on Education Beginning March 31st, our partner agency, the Oregon Department of Education will be hosting one of eleven community forums across the state to Reimagine Education in Oregon.   The conversations are designed to help the State receive community input to develop a framework for a State Plan required […]

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High Desert starts model to promote innovation

March 8, 2016

High Desert starts model to promote innovation By Abby Spegman / The Bulletin / Published Mar 4, 2016 Like all startup stories, this one begins with an idea. Jennifer Faircloth is an occupational therapist with High Desert Education Service District. She works with children 5 and younger with disabilities or developmental delays to help them […]

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Transformational change is possible

March 8, 2016

Transformational change is possible Six essential elements for lasting change by Liz Weaver Working in complexity can surface some tough challenges, but they are not insurmountable. The problems our communities face are complex and challenging. We have been lulled into a sense of complacency by trying to find micro-solutions to complex issues. Communities have compartmentalized […]

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Second-Generation Collective Impact

March 7, 2016

Collective impact efforts that go the distance align public and private resources, and dedicate themselves to keeping their networks engaged and focused on results. What separates collective impact efforts that spin their wheels from those that continue to gain traction for years to come? After working on multiple collective initiatives over the years—including efforts to […]

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