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The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) calls on parents, educators, policymakers, and communities to join forces to ensure our children become productive, engaged citizens. Our children deserve an education that emphasizes academic rigor as well as the essential 21st-century skills of critical thinking and creativity.
At a time of rapid change and innovation, our education system is struggling to keep pace with this dynamic, digital world. Too often, young people are asked to learn 21st-century skills with 20th-century tools. Demands for a highly skilled and educated workforce are growing. The global marketplace is a reality. But the alarming fact is that we are still losing too many kids and wasting too much talent.

ASCD proposes a broader definition of achievement and accountability that promotes the development of children who are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. The Learning Compact Redefined: A Call to Action, recommends a new compact with our young people. The Compact asks local, state, and national policymakers to ensure conditions that support comprehensive approaches to learning - for engaging the whole child.

It asks that communities look at the whole picture and make sure that:

* Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
* Each student learns in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
* Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
* Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.
* Each graduate is challenged by a well-balanced curriculum and is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.

ASCD has launched this public engagement and advocacy campaign to encourage schools and communities to work together to ensure that each student has access to a challenging curriculum in a healthy and supportive climate.


About Us

Oregon ASCD, an affiliated unit of the International Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, is committed to the improvement of supervision and curriculum development in the educational system of Oregon. The Association invites all person interested in public and private schools to membership: teachers, supervisors, curriculum staff, administrators, classified, elementary, secondary, community college, higher education, parents and patrons.

The Association is organized with an Executive Board and officers under a constitution and bylaws. The activities of the Association center around the development of publications distributed to membership, the sponsorship of state and regional conferences, and service to members and other educators in its eight local regions.

Oregon ASCD activities are financed by annual individual membership dues and conference registration fees. It is possible to coordinate ASCD and Oregon ASCD memberships by completing a joint dues form and joining both organizations simultaneously. The membership year is twelve months beginning with the date the membership fee is received.


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