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Sue Hildick
Hildick is the President of the Chalkboard Project ( and Foundations for a Better Oregon. Launched in early 2004, the Chalkboard Project is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization with the goal of helping to unite Oregonians to make its K-12 public schools among the nation’s best.

Entries by Sue Hildick

Pooling Resources for the Common Good: An Important Lesson to Build on

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 2:25 PM

In colonial times, America was known as a young country that depended on people working together, separate from government, to make a difference, whether it was to start a church or clear a road. Working together often meant people agreed to put their dollars into one pot.

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Learning How to Best Communicate About Education

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 3:40 PM

How do you share with parents and the community that one of the biggest changes in our schools is underway? That is the dilemma in Oregon and almost every state as the new Common Core State Standards begin to be fully implemented. These standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of...

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The School Bell Is About to Ring for Education Advocates

(4) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 4:44 PM

Students aren't the only ones sharpening their pencils and getting their highlighters ready as a new school year is about to start. Those of us who advocate for policies and programs to strengthen K-12 education, are ready to do the tough work that is needed to improve our schools. In...

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Teacher Prep: Insights About the Latest Research

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 10:28 AM

Schools of education are usually not hotbeds of controversy which makes new research about them interesting for those of us who care about improving K-12 schooling.

We commend the National Council on Teacher Quality for its commitment to seeing through to completion the "Teacher...

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'A Nation at Risk': Its Legacy and Lessons Learned

(6) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 11:19 PM

The recent passing of Margaret Thatcher signals the true end of an era -- Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan all were powerful leaders in the 1980s. While Reagan is now known largely for his international agenda, his domestic policies remain a part of our national fabric.


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