Congrats to Portland Public elementary schools - Sitton, Bridger, Lewis, Markham and Vernon - for being chosen as the first-year pilot schools for the MHCRC TechSmart 3rd Grade Reading grant! The grant covers the next 5 years and will identify and scale solutions that improve PPS students’ 3rd grade literacy outcomes. The collaboration and resources provided through this project offer a tremendous opportunity to design and seed innovation that personalizes and deepens learning for each student. For more on the TechSmart 3rd Grade Reading grant click here.
MHCRC Commissioner Carol Studenmund and staff attended the grand-opening of the Friends of the Children‘s new Rockwood facility in Gresham. Friends of the Children, a recipient of several MHCRC Community Technology Grants, is a local nonprofit that mentors youth. The a new 8,000-square-foot facility was built to address the demographic shift of children in poverty to East County. The building includes a multipurpose gym, a teaching kitchen, a high-tech Arts & Science Room, a large “front room” for mentors to met with youth participants, meeting rooms and quiet rooms. MHCRC’s 2015 grant of $218,700 is a good investment the children of East Multnomah County!
Carol Studenmund, President of LNS Captioning and MHCRC Chair, discussed closed captioning best practices and technical and practical challenges for community media (PEG) providers and the cable TV industry. She and Mary Beth Henry, MHCRC Staff Director, attended the FCC roundtable event on Close Captioning and Community Media in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. * PEG - Public, Educational, and Governmental access programming on Community Media channels
NEWS RELEASE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Julie S. Omelchuck, Community Grants Program Director, MHCRC 503-823-4188, email@example.com MHCRC COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM | WWW.MHCRC.ORG MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Invests $5 million in K-3rd Grade Literacy at Portland Public Schools The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) handed the Portland School Board and Superintendent Smith a check for over $5 million at the November 3 Board meeting to fund critical teacher supports towards creating technology-rich learning for K-3rd grade literacy. The grant was made available under the MHCRC’s TechSmart Initiative for Student Success. The TechSmart Initiative grant investment is laser focused on significantly increasing…
NEWS RELEASE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Julie S. Omelchuck, Community Grants Program Director, MHCRC 503-823-4188, firstname.lastname@example.org Justin Birmingham, Grants & Partnerships Coordinator, Reynolds School District 503-661-7200, email@example.com MHCRC COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM | WWW.MHCRC.ORG MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Funds Technology-Rich Mathematics at Reynolds Schools The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) handed the Reynolds School Board and Superintendent Florence a $1.3 million dollar check at the October Board meeting to fund critical teacher supports towards creating technology-rich learning for 6th-9th Grade mathematics. The grant was made available under the MHCRC’s TechSmart Initiative for Student Success. The TechSmart Initiative grant investment is laser…
[masterslider id="5"] On August 26, Multnomah County officials conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Rockwood Innovation Station at Rockwood Library. The MHCRC's Community Technology Grant support has given Multnomah County Library a boost toward helping Rockwood community youth become academically successful and career ready. The Rockwood Innovation Station aims to address community disparities by broadening access to connected learning (learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational or economic opportunity) through engaging, technology-focused curriculum opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). The Rockwood Innovation Station will provide adult mentors and a makerspace with access to online learning tools and…
MHCRC's Annual Report 2014-15 is here! [masterslider id="4"] Download the report as a pdf by clicking here
April 7, 2015 - Recently released results from this year's Oregon Kindergarten Assessment demonstrate a promising upward trend for kindergartners at Earl Boyles Elementary in Portland's David Douglas School District. read the article here
January 28, 2015 - As part of the MHCRC's TechSmart project, Earl Boyles students now have access to new technology. read the article here
The MHCRC joined a coalition to file comments in the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on multichannel video program distributors (MVPD). As video streaming over the internet continues to expand and evolve the MHCRC supports compensation for private use of public property (right of way) and a local voice, through public, education and government access (PEG), are reflected in federal policy governing MVPD’s. Comments were filed on March 3, 2015 Read the COALITION COMMENTS (PDF)