In the summer of 2020, thousands of people signed a petition to require the teaching of the racial history of Oregon. At the same time, the Oregon Department of Education was completing work on a set of ethnic studies standards. Oregon is now on track to be the first state to require the teaching of Ethnic Studies Standards for all students K-12. These standards are targeted for adoption in the 2021-2022 school year.
Join OEA members and the public from all around the state to get an informed preview of the new Oregon Ethnic Studies Standards in one of the upcoming forums taking place in the next couple of months. We need your feedback to make these standards as powerful, relevant, and doable as possible! These forums will also provide an opportunity to gather in grade level or constituency groups to provide more robust feedback. It is recommended that all participants take a glance at the standards ahead of time if you can. Choose among the following dates:
- December 10, 2020
- January 6, 2021
- January 11, 2021