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)
December 2014: The Digital Inclusion Network (DIN) hosted a Summit on November 18 to discuss digital inclusion efforts, including best practices and trends in digital and online information literacy, broadband adoption and public access to information technology. Learn more
September 2015: The 2016 Community Technology Grants cycle opens October 5, 2015. The deadline for Pre-Applications is December 8, 2015. More June 2015: The MHCRC is please to announce the 2016 Community Technology Grants award recipients are: Flying Focus Video Collective; MetroEast Community Media on behalf of the City of Wood Village; NW Film Center; Our United Villages; Community Vision; Young Audiences, Metro (Council Chambers); Metro (video conferencing); The Skanner Foundation; NW Childrens' Theater; PSU.TV; and, Friends of the Children. December 2014: The 2015 Community Technology Grants cycle deadline was December 9, 2014. Thank you to all who applied. The Community Technology Grants…
September 2014: The launch of the MHCRC TechSmart Initiative coincided with the grand opening celebration of the new Richard C. Alexander Early Learning Center at Earl Boyles. The MHCRC provided a nearly $1 million grant to David Douglas School District to fund critical teacher supports towards creating a technology-rich early learning program at Earl Boyles Elementary School and the new Early Learning Center. The MHCRC was recognized as a significant project partner at the grand opening celebration and was honored with a conference room and two observation rooms named after the MHCRC and the TechSmart initiative.
SEPTEMBER 2014: The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) announces the launch of the TechSmart Initiative for Student Success with plans to strategically invest about $19 million over the next 10 years in local public schools to positively impact academic outcomes for all students in Multnomah County. The MHCRC TechSmart Initiative has partnered with Portland State University to provide grants and evaluation resources for Multnomah County School Districts to identify effective classroom instruction that uses technology to foster improvement in academic outcomes for all students and to share the successful strategies across Districts. The MHCRC has aligned the TechSmart Initiative…
EARL BOYLES EARLY LEARNING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION PROJECT David Douglas School District GRANT: $939,923 TOTAL PROJECT: $2,627,001 Focused on Kindergarten Readiness and Third Grade Reading student success indicators, the TechSmart grant provides critical teacher supports towards creating a technology-rich early learning program at Earl Boyles Elementary School. The project will serve as a learning lab for identifying effective PreK-3rd grade learning and teaching strategies that take full advantage of the interactivity and media-rich opportunities available with online curriculum and 1-to-1 student device ratios. MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Funds Technology-Rich Learning at Earl Boyles School and Learning Center August 14, 2014: The Mt.…
February 2014: In this press conference Portland Mayor Hales announces that Google is interested in exploring the possibility of expanding its Gigabit service in the Portland metro area. Mayors from Portland, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Lake Oswego all participated in the press conference. Portland Community College, Oregon Health Services University, Technology Association of Oregon and Puppet Labs participated as well.
January 2014: Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the MHCRC's 20th Anniversary Celebration!