NEWS

 

Open School is in solidarity with the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. 

We were devastated to learn of this week’s murders of Asian women in Atlanta, but unfortunately, we were not surprised. These tragic deaths come amidst a spike in racist violence and hate speech directed at members of the AAPI community. A recent report by Stop AAPI Hate examines 3,795 documented […]

Hybrid Learning a Possibility for Open School East Students

On March 5th, 2021, Governor Kate Brown Announced that all Oregon public schools will offer a form of in person learning starting April 19th. (Read more here) Open School East administration will be working hard in the next two weeks to draft a plan for Hybrid learning for all our students. We want […]

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. […]

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. […]

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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