Building a better chicken coop – How smaller, rural districts are leading education innovation through CTE

February 26, 2018 by

Noah White and Nicholas Prendergast have a chicken coop they’d like to sell you and their pitch is compelling: this coop is state of the art – a fully-automatic abode for up to four feathered friends, with heat monitoring, pressure sensors and a buzzer system to feed and water them as needed. Batteries have not […]


Celebrating CTE Successes

February 21, 2018 by

From Jason Resch, CTE director, Stand for Children/CHSS We are more than halfway into CTE Month, and I have connected with multiple organizations where the success of CTE is in full view. Here are just a few examples of the amazing work going on across the state: The B.O.L.D Project (Building Opportunities Through Local Design) […]


We’re hiring!

February 20, 2018 by

The Oregon Center for High School Success (CHSS) is hiring! If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team as a Freshman Success Coach, please contact Scott Perry, CHSS director at Freshman Success Coach Job DescriptionIn the wake of Measure 98’s successful passage in 2016, Stand for Children, the authors and […]


A focus on Freshmen at the Network for College Success

February 15, 2018 by

From Scott Perry, Director of the Center for High School Success:Last month, hundreds of educators from across the country braved the cold of a Chicago winter to attend one of the nation’s preeminent symposiums on raising high school graduation rates. The University of Chicago’s Network for College Success (NCS) – which helped local educators raise […]


Measure 98 Webinar: What every board member needs to know

February 13, 2018 by

Join us on Friday, Feb 23 at Noon for a deep dive into the essential components of Measure 98 implemetation. Hosted by Parasa Chanramy, Stand for Children’s policy and advocacy manager and Bobbie Regan, former OSBA/PPS school board member, this webinar is tailored to school board members, with specific guidance on: Key Roles, Responsibilities and […]


Culture Change 101: Dr. Roberto Gutierrez’s vision for Klamath Falls begins with community

February 8, 2018 by

When Dr. Roberto Gutierrez began his tenure as president of Klamath Community College in 2012, he recognized that many challenges facing rural areas across the country also plagued his small Oregon community – bottom-of-the-barrel graduation rates, with corresponding high rates of poverty, unemployment and crime. “I firmly believe in education as a great equalizer,” Dr. […]


Welcome Jason Resch, our new CTE director !

February 5, 2018 by

February is Career and Technical Education Month so what better way to celebrate than to introduce our latest addition to the Stand/CHSS team – Career and Technical Education Director, Jason Resch? As a CTE student, teacher, mentor and advocate, Jason’s background in this area spans the secondary and post-secondary levels. He also has considerable experience […]