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Nothing about us without us

Sharing the importance of Tribal consultation with educators and other Oregon state agency staff In 2001, Oregon became the first state to legally require Tribal consultation with the passage of Senate Bill 770. This law established a framework for communication between state agencies and Tribes to support effective government-to-government relations.  Since then, some instances of Tribal consultation have been successful. …

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Pursuing Data Justice: Developing the Conditions to Change Practice

Data justice has the potential to transform our education system to create the conditions for all students to thrive. But how do we take the next step on our journey? As we shared back in August 2023 in Advancing Equity through Data Justice, Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Oregon Department of Education are deep into a multi-year data justice …

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Lessons Learned: Revising Materials to Support Meaningful Consultation in Oregon

Tribal consultation creates the conditions for thriving communities — but how do agencies create resources that support meaningful consultation? The Office of Indian Education (OIE) at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) launched ODE’s revised toolkit for Tribal consultation on November 1, 2023. Understanding the ESSA Law and How to Support Educational Sovereignty: A Toolkit for Tribal Consultation is designed …

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Advancing Equity through Data Justice

Data are an invaluable asset to educational systems — but what happens when data don’t accurately represent the students, families, or communities the system serves? Region 16 Comprehensive Center is supporting the Oregon Department of Education as they begin to identify and address limitations in data collection policies, practices, and processes in Oregon. This work is part of data justice, …

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How a Toolkit can Contribute to Change

Coming from someone who has made toolkits and guides used by absolutely no one to tens of thousands of people, here are some tips you can use to create and use guidance that will help people in their work and lives. For anyone who has had the experience of making a toolkit, the need for guidance often arises out of …

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Request for Proposals: Oregon Summer Learning Initiative

Oregon Proposals due August 4, 2022 R16CC is seeking an individual, team, or organization to partner with R16CC in support of the Oregon Department of Education’s Summer Learning Initiative. The awardee will collect data, tools, and resources; interview or lead focus groups of students, teachers, parents, and community-based organizations; collect and write impact stories; and create a final report in written …

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Request for Proposals: Data Identification and Disaggregation

Oregon Proposals due June 10, 2022 R16CC is seeking an individual, team, or organization to partner with R16CC in support of the Oregon Department of Education’s Data Identification and Disaggregation: AI/AN project. The contractor will ​​bring together a cross-office internal team in partnership with the Director of the Office of Indian Education and the Director of the Office of Equity, …

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First Quarter Recap: Oregon’s State Service Plan

Equity and racial justice are at the center of Region 16 Comprehensive Center’s work in Oregon. Through Oregon’s State Service Plan (SSP), we support two project pillars: Enhancing the Oregon Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education Enhancing the Oregon Department of Education’s Equity & Racial Justice Strategic Plan Enhancing the Oregon Department of Education Office of Indian Education During …