Category Archives: Dept. of Education (ODE)

Oregon’s Virtual Charter Schools Are the Definition of Social Distancing. The State Shut Them Down Anyway.

The Oregon Department of Education has closed the state’s online charter schools under Gov. Kate Brown’s order to close public schools to halt the spread of COVID-19, according to a document obtained by WW. “The governor’s E.O. 20-08 closed all public charter schools as defined in ORS 338.005(2),” states a March 24 PowerPoint presentation to the state’s […]
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Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s mid-March order shuttering the state’s public schools also applies to publicly funded online academies, state education officials said. Source: Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order – oregonlive.com

State sends message of ‘wait’ to students who don’t have time: Opinion

The Oregon Department of Education has cautioned school districts against offering online learning out of concerns that they won’t be able to deliver education equitably, writes Kurt Van Deren, who teaches high school in Molalla. But by approaching the problem in a different way, districts can use this valuable time to serve all their students. […]
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The state of Oregon education, one week into coronavirus closures

How will students keep learning during statewide school closures? Will they be expected to take standardized tests? The answers to these questions and updates on others. Source: The state of Oregon education, one week into coronavirus closures

Epidemic Executive Order | Restaurants | Childcare – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Last Friday the Governor called for all Oregonians to “stay home, stay healthy.” But it appears that the combination of spring break and beautiful weather this weekend inspired many people to leave their homes. Restaurants around Oregon have been closing their doors, laying off staff and, in many cases, scrambling to offer takeout and delivery […]
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Oregon Dept. of Education Requests Federal Testing Waiver

The Oregon Department of Education filed a request Friday to waive state tests this year. Oregon public schools administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exams in English Language Arts and Math, for students in grades three through eight, as well as to 11th graders. The mandatory tests have been controversial in the state, with many […]
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Oregon wants to drop standardized tests for 1 year due to coronavirus closures

Oregon’s public school students may not be taking standardized tests this year, as is also the case for most of the nation’s pupils. On Friday, President Trump announced the U.S. Department of Education will waive federal testing and reporting requirements in the wake of mass school closures across the country to stem the spread of […]
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State education system reeling from challenges presented by COVID-19 outbreak 

With schools closed now through April 28, and colleges and universities told to move online to teach, educators and students across Oregon are facing a mass disruption in learning the state has never seen. Source: State education system reeling from challenges presented by COVID-19 outbreak | Coronavirus | eastoregonian.com

Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why

Oregon schools will not replace the weeks of traditional classroom instruction students are missing with online classes or another substitute while schools are shuttered until April 28. The reasons why boil down to two words: Access and equity. Source: Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why – oregonlive.com

Oregon Schools Are Closed Until April 28. What Does That Mean For Learning?

Tuesday evening, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order extending school closures until April 28. It’s a sudden, big change. Just last week, schools were set to reopen at the end of March. Source: Oregon Schools Are Closed Until April 28. What Does That Mean For Learning? . News | OPB