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The accomplishments, which includes new gun violence prevention legislation, protecting victims of domestic violence, and spans health care, consumer protections, education, and tax reform, among other topics, will not only improve the lives of Oregonians, but will help Oregon's economy grow and thrive.
PORTLAND — Oregon high school students cited mental health services among their top policy concerns, according to a report compiled by a student-led organization. Oregon Student Voice found that 40 percent of students listed mental health resources as the most important issue for schools, Oregon ...

Linfield's outgoing president, Thomas Hellie, said the gift is the largest single donation to wine education in Oregon history. "We're thrilled and we're deeply grateful," he said to Grace Evenstad. The school says its program, led by Linfield wine climatologist Gregory V. Jones, will differentiate from traditional ...
The tax cuts President Donald Trump signed in December expanded 529s to apply to private, K-12 schools, too. But Oregon has opted not to extend its own tax break to private K-12 education. Oregon Democrats, including state Treasurer Tobias Read and some lawmakers, said they opposed using the ...
Those scares come amid an apparent uptick in Oregon school threats reported since a former student at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 and injured others Feb. 14. No one source definitively documents such threats. But a national nonprofit that tracks school threats and incidents says there ...
More than a dozen high schoolers from a group called Oregon Student Voice worked with polling firm DHM Research and the nonprofit Chalkboard Project to survey more than 2,000 students at 42 Oregon high schools. Grant High School junior and Oregon Student Voice member Amelia Ernst helped ...

The Oregon Education Association, the statewide teachers union, as well as the national teachers union, the National Education Association, have taken stances against arming K-12 teachers. Instead of armed teachers, Eugene School District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas on Friday said schools need ...
The bill in the Oregon Legislature to boot a non-voting member off the state board of education is dead. House Bill 4013 would've prohibited the secretary of state and state treasurer from naming non-state employees to the board of education. It would've immediately removed Kim Sordyl from the board.
Middle schools in the Lane, Southern Oregon and High Desert education service districts are participating, said Van Ryzin, a lecturer in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership and a research scientist at the Eugene-based Oregon Research Institute. The research is being done ...
Senate President Peter Courtney on Friday compared fixing Oregon's public school system with climbing Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. Two 1990s tax measures — Measure 5 and Measure 50 — have made education reform particularly daunting, Courtney said. He made the comments at the ...
Oregon NAACP leaders say the Oregon Department of Education unfairly allocated millions of taxpayer dollars meant to help African-American students statewide succeed. The Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2016 in 2015, earmarking nearly $2.7 million in general funds that ended up being divided ...
The Eugene Waldorf School is opening a multi-age kindergarten for playing and baking a bun. Kindergarten and elementary teachers will be available for conversation and touring the school. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school at 1350 McLean Blvd., EugeneWaldorf.org, ...
Education Extra: Book Picks ... For more historical fiction tinged with the fantastic, check out Winters' “In the Shadow of Blackbirds”, “The Steep and Thorny Way” (a 2018 Oregon Battle of the Books high school selection) and “The ... Oregon author Cat Winters pens another wonderful novel with “Odd & True.
Connected Lane County and Lane STEM have been awarded three grants from the Oregon Department of Education and Meyer Memorial Trust, totaling more than $250,000, to continue to bring career connected learning to students, to impact math in real life and to increase access to computer science ...
Educational leaders from the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists visited Loma Linda University Monday to thank executives for a group training program for school teachers that boosts the delivery of STEM instruction, an initiative that local church leaders say has helped stabilize enrollment in ...
Senate President Peter Courtney on Friday compared fixing Oregon's public school system with climbing Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. Two 1990s tax measures — Measure 5 and Measure 50 — have made education reform particularly daunting, Courtney said. He made the comments at the ...
Miss Oregon USA 2018, Toneata Morgan, gives a hug to a student at Bandon's Harbor Lights Middle School following an assembly on Jan. 3 on how to be aware of and prevent cyberbullying. Amy Moss Strong, Bandon Western World. Miss Oregon USA 2018 visits local schools. Buy Now. Miss Oregon ...

Colt Gill, who served as Oregon's inaugural "education innovation officer," was named the permanent head of the Oregon Department of Education Friday. Gov. Kate Brown, who created the job of education innovation officer and put Gill in it, said in a statement that she trusts his leadership and insight to ...
North Portland's Jefferson High School – Oregon's only remaining majority-Black public high school – has high percentages of students of color, around 70 percent, while teachers of color are scarce. According to 2016 figures from the Chief Education Office, in public schools across the state, just 10.2 ...
Ex-Oregon teacher imprisoned 1 year for child pornography. January 5, 2018 Updated: January 5, 2018 1:27am. 0. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon special education teacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse has been sentenced to one year in prison.
Fixing gaps in Oregon's education system and reversing the state's third-worst-in-the nation graduation rate is now the responsibility of 13 legislators. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, and Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, announced the creation Thursday of the Joint Committee on ...
Because Oregon needs to help all students succeed, we audited high school graduation rates and alternative education programs. We need to do more to engage and support students so they can be successful in school and can graduate on-time. Oregon has an ambitious goal that students entering ...
The rate of Oregon's job growth is outstripping the national average. That is good news as it means full employment and more money in state coffers. But what about Oregon's low high school graduation rates? What's it going to take to get today's Oregon high school kids to graduate on time? The numbers ...
"One concern we heard from alternative education administrators and teachers throughout our audit is that the current system does not hold traditional high schools accountable when their students transfer to alternative schools and drop out soon after. In 2015-16, 10 Oregon districts had 50 percent or more ...
Given Oregon's abysmal high school graduation rate, the state Department of Education should be doing far more to help schools and districts usher more students to earn diplomas, a state audit says. In particular, the education agency should take steps to help schools know more about their students at ...
As president of the Oregon School Boards Association, I know how frustrated local school board members throughout the state were by the impasse that ended the 2017 legislative session, with proponents of revenue reform and cost containment unable to reach agreement. Adequate and stable funding for ...
The state of Oregon has the fourth lowest high school graduation rate in the country. In 2016, approximately 25.2% of students did not graduate. University of Oregon's College of Education, with the help of an anonymous donation of $50 million to the university, has created a partnership with high schools ...
Sadly, Oregon is almost 10 percent below the national average and has ranked among the worst five states in the nation for five years in a row. This is unacceptable. We are failing our children and grandchildren. Which students are being harmed the most? Graduation rates were most alarming for students ...
Five local school board members were among 20 board members who graduated May 5 with skills gained from the Oregon School Boards Association's Leadership Oregon program: Timothy Rogers, Creswell School District; Rose Wilde, Lane Education Service District; Amanda Hinkle, Academy for ...
Robots could be just as happy in Oregon as anywhere else, and that could be worrisome for the state's workers. With growing numbers of people, especially men, falling out of the work force, a study this month by the Portland research firm ECONorthwest finds that nearly half of Oregon's jobs are at risk of ...
New data released this week from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that Oregon, for the second-straight year, had the nation's third-lowest graduation rate. The data, from the 2015-16 school year, prompted a strong response from C. John Larson, president of the Oregon Education ...
Families, teachers protest a decision to oust Portland Public Schools' special education program from its building. ( Bethany Barnes/The Oregonian ) ... Guerrero told the crowd at Tuesday's board meeting he understood Oregon's largest school district is in transition. Right now, he conceded, it may often ...
Additionally, the Oregon Department of Education released its statewide report card last week, examining overall numbers for many aspects of Oregon education. The report included data on graduation and dropout rates, school funding, attendance, test results and progress for students in specific ...
College students and campus administrators in Oregon are nervously watching Congress to see whether the final Republican tax plan includes policies that private and public university leaders alike say would be devastating for students and make college less accessible for everyone. Republicans appear ...
Schools are responsible for equipping all students with academic and career skills, providing an environment that encourages them to learn and preparing them for life after K-12 education. Oregon's latest annual report card, released Thursday by the state's Department of Education, shows the state is ...
The lawsuit names the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown because of guidelines issued by the state last year outlining what districts should do to accommodate transgender students. The guidelines are not the law but are based on numerous court opinions on transgender rights ...
The University of Oregon this summer received four complaints about alleged sexist and inappropriate behavior by Matthew Halls, then the ...
... in Education from Western Oregon State College, and an Associate of Science in Computer Applications from Mt. Hood Community College.
Oregon State University offered its first look at the architectural designs for the school's planned $50 million expansion of its Newport campus.
Oregon public universities see in-state enrollment dip slightly, diversity ... this week by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
Powell started Klan chapters in California, Idaho, Oregon, and .... Despite the defeat of the Oregon Compulsory Education Act, Gordon says the ...
The number of students in the state who meet the federal definition of “homeless” is the highest it's ever been, the Oregon Department of ...
Oregon is looking for the right person to lead a new department tasked ... Or any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight ...
What would it look like if Oregon's largest public universities fell into ... in the form of the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and ... Oregon students may explore more than 500 privately funded ...
Department Of Education Grants PCC $3M For Childcare, CTE Program ... Family Literacy grant from the Oregon Department of Education.
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregonians can now purchase a voucher for a new license plate featuring a gray whale and her calf, with proceeds going ...
Oregon Department of Education released their annual report cards for state schools and districts from the 2016-17 school year Oct. 12.
... at the West Virginia Department of Education for six years before that. Beane's letter indicated that her work running the Oregon licensing ...
Oregon defines chronic absenteeism as missing 11 percent or more of the ... His office and the Oregon Department of Education will arrange for ...


 

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