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April 29, 2016

Dear FACT family, friend and community partner,

FACT would encourage you to take part in one of these regional community forums that state and local education leaders are holding in the upcoming weeks.

Parents and caregivers 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.

Details on upcoming Community Education Forums are provided below.

*Dates and times are subject to change.

Salem
Thursday, April 28, 2016– 6:00 pm
Claggett Creek Middle School (Cafeteria)
1810 Alder Drive NE; Keizer, OR 97303

Eugene
Tuesday, May 10, 2016– 6:00 pm
South Eugene High School (Cafeteria)
400 East 19th Ave.; Eugene, OR 97401

Portland
Thursday, May 12, 2016– 6:00 pm
Sunrise Center (formerly Black Cat Cantina restaurant)
18901 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97233

Portland
Monday, May 16, 2016– 6:00 pm
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus (Student Union Building – rooms 202, 203, and 204)
705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

Coos Bay
Monday, May 23, 2016– 6:00 pm
Southwestern Oregon Community College (Lakeview Rooms in Hales Center/Empire Hall)
1988 Newmark Ave.; Coos Bay, OR 97420

Oregon Department of Education has additional information posted online at http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/ESSA.

As always, be prepared, get involved, be heard!

Roberta Dunn
Executive Director