Dr. Nicholas Grier Appointed to Serve as an AABSS Advisory Group Member for 2 Years through the Oregon Department of Education
The Oregon Department of Education has selected Dr. Nicholas Grier, Ph.D., LPC to serve on the African American/Black Student Success (AABSS) Advisory Group for a two-year appointment. This important advisory group advises the agency on policy and practice that impact Oregon’s students who are African/African American/Black/African Diaspora.
About the AABSS Advisory Group
Under a directive from House Bill 2016, the Department of Education (ODE) is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide education plan for African American/Black students who are in early childhood through post-secondary education programs. Therefore, the Department has created an advisory group comprised of members of the African American/Black community and other community partners from across the state of Oregon to advise the Department on the creation and implementation of the plan.
The plan will be addressing the following:
- Disparities experienced by African American and Black students in every indicator of academic success.
- Historical practices that lead to disproportionate outcomes for the students.
- Educational needs of the students from early childhood through post-secondary education
- Examining culturally responsive and creating best practices in this state and across the nation for African American and Black students.
Additionally, the ODE has begun awarding grants to early learning service providers, school districts, post-secondary institutions, and community-based organizations to implement strategies developed in the plan.
Click here for more information about the AABSS Advisory Group.