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District News

January 11, 2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Governor Kitzhaber’s Education Advisor to visit Gresham-Barlow Schools
January 13 on “Listening Tour”


(Salem, OR) — Ben Cannon, Governor Kitzhaber’s Education Policy Advisor, plans to visit the Gresham-Barlow School District on Friday, January 13, visiting with educators and students to hear what’s working – and what’s not – in Oregon’s public education system.
 
Cannon, a former teacher and state representative, started his new post with the Governor at the beginning of this school year. In his first months on the job, he is visiting schools and colleges around the state.
 
The purpose of his “listening tour” is twofold: to visit innovative and successful schools that could be examples for the state, and to hear ideas from local educators and community leaders for the statewide agenda.
 
As part of his visit Friday, Cannon will be learning about English Language Learning programming and proficiency learning implemented in East Multnomah County in two meetings:
 

9:20 to 10:15 a.m. Gresham High School
  1200 N Main Avenue
  Gresham
  Gresham High School will showcase how it’s helping English Language Learners (ELLs) meet increased graduation requirements. ELL students struggling to master reading, writing, and math take classes from teachers who are experts in literacy and math, as well as language skills.  These classes are offered in addition to their English as a Second Language, Math, and Language Arts Classes.
 
   
10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Springwater Trail High School
  1440 SE Fleming Avenue
  Gresham
  Springwater Trail High School is using what’s called “Proficiency-Based Learning.” In this innovative approach, students are graded on their ability to demonstrate what they know and are able to do. The students are required to demonstrate mastery in all subject areas.
 
Reporters are invited to join Cannon and Superintendent Jim Schlachter as they visit the schools. Cannon and Schlachter will be available to take questions at the conclusion of the visit, as well.
 
Cannon will also meet separately with administrators, teachers, and students while visiting each school.
 
“Schools and teachers across Oregon are pursuing innovative and effective ways to help all students achieve,” Cannon said. “Oregon’s challenge is to expand these islands of excellence to create a culture of excellence across all of our educational institutions. We have much to learn from each other, and I am excited to visit with Gresham-Barlow educators.”
 
"The Gresham-Barlow School District is pleased to put on display the highly effective work of our teachers and share our efforts to apply best practices,” Superintendent Schlachter said. “Based on the latest research on what works for students, we are taking an innovative approach to meeting their instructional needs.”
 

Cannon has visited schools and community colleges in Astoria, Bend, Cottage Grove, Eugene, The Dalles, Happy Valley, Portland, Salem, Tillamook, Umatilla and Woodburn.  

Governor John Kitzhaber has set three top priorities: Education, Health Care and Jobs. Learn more online about the Education Priority, education legislation passed in 2011 and the work to ensure that Oregon students are career and college-ready. 
 
The Gresham-Barlow School District serves families with students in grades K-12 and has a student population of 11,500. The district has 19 schools and a solid reputation for providing its students with a quality education. The district’s curriculum is designed to promote the basic skills and positive attitudes required for students to lead full and productive lives in the 21st century. For more information about the Gresham-Barlow School District, visit www.gresham.k12.or.usor contact Athena Vadnais at 503-618-2834
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