This session will discuss Oregon’s efforts supporting education equity. It will address the importance of intentionally framing the work with the creation of the state’s equity Lens, the department of Education Equity Unit, an agency strategic plan that sets equity as the foundation throughout all its processes, and use of the state’s data to implement statewide targeted efforts for its students. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in strategy discussions about the successes and challenges.


Rudyane Rivera-Lindstrom
Equity and English Learner Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Markisha Smith
Director of ODE Equity Unit, Oregon Department of Education