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Open School is an innovative education program for amazing kids who deserve something different than traditional school. We know that traditional education has been under-serving students of color for generations. We give them what they need to graduate and achieve their life goals: equity, advocacy, and academics. 

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Keep Up With The Movement

January 30, 2021

Open School welcomes our new Executive Director, Kimberlee Pierce Sheng!

Open School is excited to announce that Kimberlee Pierce Sheng will be the organization’s new Executive Director. Sheng will be the fourth person, and first African-American woman, to lead Open School in its 50-year history. A committee of Open School staff and board members selected her after a national search. […]
January 29, 2021

Open School East’s Distance Learning Model Is Nationally Recognized!

Open School has received national and community attention for our response to distance learning. An article about our work entitled “Advancing Equity: Connecting students with the support of social-emotional learning during COVID-forced school closings”, written by our Board Member Dr. Beth Tarasawa, will appear this month in School Administrator magazine. […]
September 28, 2020

Welcoming a new (familiar) face!

As we announced last month, Terry Johnson, who served as Open School’s Executive Director since 2017 has moved on to another career opportunity serving children in Portland. While the organization searches for another incredible leader, we have hired Yvonne Deckard as Interim Executive Director to support the transition. Yvonne had […]

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