Lawmakers should invest in what is working: Measure 98.

June 4, 2018 by

Since Measure 98 passed we have seen schools all over the state expand CTE programs, increase college exposure for high school students and implement powerful, research-based dropout prevention programs.


School’s Almost Out for Summer – but not for educators committed to Freshman Success

May 15, 2018 by

Educators in Portland know how tough it can be to keep students engaged when the weather in this city begins to turn warm. But as the school year winds down and the tantalizing promise of summer edges ever closer, educators from six metro-area districts, including all of the comprehensive high schools in Portland, attended an […]


Parent Power – Reynolds School District empowers, educates families

May 10, 2018 by

Parents of eighth graders at Reynolds Middle School listened with rapt attention as a panel of Reynolds High School students, parents, and staff discussed the one of the most important transitions of their academic careers. As students move from eighth grade to ninth grade, the panel’s advice to parents was unanimous – while it might […]


Step Inside a Freshman Success Meeting

May 2, 2018 by

By Scott Perry, Director, Oregon Center for High School SuccessA stopwatch counts impatiently as a handful of teachers and administrators huddle in a side room at St. Helens High School. Every minute counts as the clock inches its way closer to 8AM – the start of regular school hours and the end of this Freshman […]


Legislators hear support for Measure 98

March 27, 2018 by

Legislators from the Joint Committee for Student Success listened to a steady drumbeat of support for Measure 98 focus areas during the first stop of their statewide tour on education, March 23 in Lane County.   Support for career and technical education programs was especially strong, with parents, students, and representatives from business and industry emphasizing the programs’ positive impact on student […]


M98 Multi-year plans are due this week!

March 26, 2018 by

We are just days away from the March 31 deadline to submit multi-year plans for the next round of Measure 98 funding. So many of you are doing such great work with these funds, and we want to make sure you’re all set for Year Two and beyond. A preview of the planning template is […]


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 […]