Category Archives: Dept. of Education (ODE)

Editorial: Share the fix on student records

Oregon’s Department of Education has work to do if student records and other information kept by the department is to be secure from outside attack. That’s the takeaway from an audit of cybersecurity at the department released Wednesday by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno. Cybersecurity is critical at the office, which oversees education for […]
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Trump administration plan might reduce access to school lunches

USDA proposed rule could result in about 982,000 students nationwide not qualifying for free/reduced meals. The Trump administration is considering changes to the federal food stamp program that would reduce or even eliminate benefits for some families. Because families that qualify for food stamps automatically receive free and reduced price school meals, this could mean […]
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State, federal government support local schools marked as needing ‘targeted support’

Eleven Central Oregon schools were marked as needing support in 2018-19. In the recent past, when schools in Oregon failed to produce high standardized test scores or didn’t meet expectations in other ways, schools were “shamed and blamed,” said Tim Boyd, an Oregon statewide education administrator. But since former President Barack Obama signed the Every […]
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Audit: State education agency should do more to secure data

Bureaucratic reshuffling blamed for some issues, but Department of Education needs tighter control on software, security. The state agency that holds the education records of more than half a million Oregon students can tighten its control of that information, state auditors say. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Audit: State education agency should do more to […]
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Work still needed to protect student information against hackers, Oregon audit finds

Secretary of State Bev Clarno’s audit team on Wednesday released its latest assessment of cybersecurity issues, this time at the Oregon Department of Education. Auditors say some practices need to change to to safeguard agency information. Source: Work still needed to protect student information against hackers, Oregon audit finds | Salem Reporter | News about […]
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Audit: ODE needs to do more on cybersecurity

Critical protections set, but more called for. Although critical cybersecurity protections are in place at the Oregon Department of Education, the agency needs to fully implement and mature their defenses to address security risks, according to an audit released Wednesday by Secretary of State Bev Clarno. Source: Audit: ODE needs to do more on cybersecurity – KTVZ

Case of whooping cough confirmed at Grant High School

A student at Grant High School was diagnosed with whooping cough this week, the Multnomah County Health Department said in a note sent to parents Wednesday. Source: Case of whooping cough confirmed at Grant High School – oregonlive.com

Race, income still drive PPS student success

More Portland students are graduating on time than in previous years, but fewer are meeting state grade level expectations in English and math. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Race, income still drive PPS student success

Oregon students perform below national averages in reading, math, new scores show

In reading, Oregon fourth-graders’ performance was flat compared to the previous time the test was given, in 2017, and remained slightly below the national average. Eighth-graders’ average reading skills dipped just a bit and remained a tad below the national rate. Source: Oregon students perform below national averages in reading, math, new scores show – […]
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Roseburg Public Schools below state average, according to Oregon Department of Education 

Roseburg Public Schools’ education is below the state average in kindergarten through second grade attendance, third grade English and on-time graduation, according to the Oregon Department of Education. The department released its annual at-a-glance district profiles Thursday on data from the 2018-2019 school year. Source: Roseburg Public Schools below state average, according to Oregon Department of […]
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