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Annual Virtual Scholars Student Panel Celebrates Another Successful Year

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, MHCRC staff attended the Portland Public Schools (PPS) celebration for the Annual Virtual Scholars Student Panel.  The Panel was made up of high school student participants of the PPS Virtual Scholars Program (VS), a recipient of the MHCRC Community Technology Grant Program. The grant funded Digital Transformation Project focuses on addressing the problem of the achievement gap between demographic groups, specifically targeting students who are not on track to graduate in four years because they are credit deficient. The program offers PPS high school students courses in Health, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies by means…

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2019 Community Technology Grant Cycle

Apply Now! The 2019 Grant Cycle is now Open for Pre-Applications The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission is pleased to announce the opening of its 2019 Community Technology Grants funding cycle and encourages eligible organizations to apply. The Pre-Application deadline is December 6, 2018. For more information and to access the Pre-Application click here. [masterslider id="7"] Some pictures from past Grantees.

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Open School East Campus Grand Opening

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 MHCRC Chair Carol Studenmund and staff joined Governor Kate Brown in celebrating the grand opening of Open School East (OSE). OSE is a new school in the Rockwood neighborhood designed to serve 7th – 12th grade students, who are not being served by traditional schools, and prepare them for success in careers and college. OSE is a 2016 MHCRC Community Technology Grant recipient. Grant funds provided by the MHCRC have been used to purchase technology and digital curriculum in support of getting all students back to meeting or exceeding grade-level benchmarks in both reading and math by…

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Read more about the article Mary Beth Henry Receives the 2016 Community Broadband Visionary Award
Henry receives 2016 Community Broadband Visionary award

Mary Beth Henry Receives the 2016 Community Broadband Visionary Award

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September 2016: The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) recognized Mary Beth Henry as the recipient of NATOA's Community Broadband Visionary Award. NATOA has been recognizing exceptional leaders and innovative programs that champion community interests in broadband deployment and adoption in local communities nationwide. "We are proud to honor our 2016 individuals, communities, and organizations that lead the nation in improving broadband connectivity to all our residents," said NATOA president Jodie Miller. "These pioneers were selected based on their extraordinary efforts, achievements and innovation in community-based approaches to broadband technology." The 2016 Community Broadband Award recipients are: Community Broadband…

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PPS announces Pilot Schools for TechSmart 3rd Grade Reading grant

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.

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Chair Studenmund at FCC Roundtable

FCC Roundtable on Closed Captioning

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  

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K-3rd Grade Literacy at PPS

NEWS RELEASE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Julie S. Omelchuck, Community Grants Program Director, MHCRC 503-823-4188, julieo@mhcrc.org 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…

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MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Funds Technology-Rich Mathematics at Reynolds Schools

NEWS RELEASE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Julie S. Omelchuck, Community Grants Program Director, MHCRC 503-823-4188, julieo@mhcrc.org Justin Birmingham, Grants & Partnerships Coordinator, Reynolds School District 503-661-7200, jbirmingham@rsd7.net  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…

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Rockwood Innovation Station Ground Breaking

[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…

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