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Two New Schools in 2017-18

August 8th, 2017 by Maya McFaddin View

We are thrilled to welcome Prescott Elementary and Orenco Elementary to the Right Brain school partner roster. Prescott Elementary is our first school in the Parkrose School District in east Portland, becoming our eighth school district! Orenco Elementary joins us from the Hillsboro School District bringing us to a grand total of seventeen Right Brain […]

National Endowment for the Arts awards $30,000 for The Right Brain Initiative

June 14th, 2017 by Maya McFaddin View

The National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to The Right Brain Initiative, the arts integration program of […]

Let’s listen: advocating for student voice

June 1st, 2017 by Marna Stalcup View

I’ve been contemplating the power and importance of student voice for some time. As parents and educators, how often do we claim to know what’s best for kids without ever inviting them into the conversation?  The idea has been really needling me over the past few months because of a string of events. In February […]