If you were unable to follow the back and forth of Oregon’s 2012 Legislative Session, now is the time to catch up! Two heavily covered bills (one that requires schools to create achievement compacts detailing performance and plans for improvements and another that consolidates decision making for early childhood education (with the desired result being more oversite and more support?). Read more about these bills below:
- Oregonian article summarizing what passed and what didn’t
- OPB’s look at Oregon’s first “annual” session
- Stand for Children’s post on how things look for Oregon kids
On a side note:
In one of my student’s presentations on the DREAM Act, she was referencing Legislative Sessions from Oregon past and importantly noted that if you want information on what’s going on in Salem you should not go to the Oregon State Legislature homepage; So true. I’ve often forgotten how horrible their website is and gone to it only to remember that this definitely needs a redo. Maybe some of the money spent on the time haggling could have been spent to modernize the website and actually give Oregonians clear, understandable access to what is going on in the state capital?