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ERIC Number: ED513918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Case Study: Calling the Question Portland Schools Foundation (PSF) Portland, OR
Chrismer, Sara Schwartz
Public Education Network
Procuring resources for public school reform can be a powerful focusing incentive. The Portland Schools Foundation (PSF), an independent, community-based organization, has learned how to leverage its funding and relationships to call the question and bring local and national attention to bear on local educational issues. PSF has been diligent about partnering with national organizations to procure funding and resources so that the work of the district can move forward. The Meyer Memorial Trust donated funds for district redesign and community engagement. The Spenser Foundation invested in developing capacity for independent data analysis. PSF recruited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to invest heavily in secondary school reform, district redesign, and community engagement. Additionally, PSF has worked closely with Barnett Berry, President of the Centre for Teaching Quality (CTQ) to understand and frame issues of teaching quality within the district.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Education Network
Identifiers - Location: Oregon