Reimagine Education in Oregon forum set in Astoria


Press Release from the Oregon Department of Education


SALEM — Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor, in partnership with local education leaders, is asking Oregonians to help reimagine education in the state.


Noor will lead a forum open to the public in Astoria at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Barbey Maritime Center, 1792 Marine Drive. Community members are encouraged to share suggestions and questions to:


Community members are invited to learn more about Oregon’s education initiatives, and help build the Oregon State plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which replaces No Child Left Behind. ESSA allows Oregon to create a State Plan with increased flexibility in assessment, accountability, school improvement and educator effectiveness.


“I want to hear from Oregonians across the state about what they want for our schools,” said Noor. “A new federal law provides us with an opportunity to reimagine education in Oregon, and the best way to accomplish that is with community input and involvement. I look forward to starting this conversation with Oregonians”


Astoria agenda


Astoria School District Superintendent Craig Hoppes will give Noor a tour of Astoria schools. Hoppes and Columbia River Maritime Museum Education Manager Nate Sandel will deliver opening remarks at the forum.



Welcome and introduction of Salam Noor

          • Objectives for the meeting:

          • Introduction of new education law and Oregon’s State Plan


Setting the Stage: Oregon’s Priorities for Education

          • Vision for Oregon: P-20 Education System

          • Graduation priority


Digging Deeper: Guided small group discussions

          • What school characteristics are most important?

          • How should we measure school success?

          • How do we ensure all students are successful?


Connecting the Work

          • Next steps

          • How to stay engaged

          • Questions/Answers


Thank you and closing