The Creation

In 2017, Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 182 which created the Educator Advancement Council (EAC), an innovative public/nonprofit partnership designed to support public educators. Through this bill, the EAC was charged with the task of creating local educator networks. These ten networks came to be known as “Regional Educator Networks” (REN). There are 10 REN’s throughout the state of Oregon, each one with a REN Coordinator in charge of the REN work for that region.