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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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Volunteering for the statewide ROV Competition on April 30th

March 15, 2016

The 2016 Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition will be held on Saturday, April 30th in North Bend (near Coos Bay). This is one of 23 regional competitions that feeds into the MATE International ROV Competition. Students from 6th grade through college level have the opportunity to form “companies” and design and build an underwater robot […]

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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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STEM education hub created in East County

February 23, 2016

STEM education hub created in East County as reported in the Portland Tribune on February 22, 2016 A newly created East County science and technology educational “hub” recently received $124,882 in state funds to work toward improving science education in the area. The hubs are intended to leverage and build on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering […]

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