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Federal Programs and School Improvement

About Our Department

The Office of Federal Programs & School Improvement supervises and supports the areas of Federal Programs, Homeless Education, English Learners, School Improvement and programs for At-Risk Youth.

Federal Programs 

The Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965, with the goal of improving educational equity for students by providing federal funds to school districts serving students experiencing poverty. ESEA is the single largest source of federal spending on elementary and secondary education, and was reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Emerging Multilingual/English Learner Program

Assisting English Learners to develop English Language skills, succeed academically, and overcome barriers that impede their academic success.

School Improvement 

Continuous improvement whether at the school or district level, is an ongoing, systemic, cyclical process. In this cycle, the results of previous efforts are examined in order to determine where to focus new efforts. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires the development of an accountability models that meaningfully differentiate schools for supports. The Oregon Department of Education will partner with school districts to better support schools in need of targeted or comprehensive supports.

Andrea Partsafas D. Ed.

Andrea Partsafas, D.Ed

Executive Director

Deanne Radford
Administrative Assistant

Department Contacts

Angelina Scarminach
Emerging Multilingual & Migrant Education Coordinator

Barbara Redding
Grant Analyst II

Brenda Angel
Migrant Education Support
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Jason Davies
McKinney-Vento & Foster Care Student Support & Transportation Liaison

Department Addresses

Location Address
815 S. Oakdale Ave.
Medford, OR 97501

Mailing Address
900 Kenyon Street
Medford, OR 97501