Category Archives: Dept. of Education (ODE)

Opinion: Our schools, ballfields and gyms must remain free of hate and bigotry

Parkrose High School in Portland boasts a school profile of enviable diversity. With 28 languages spoken by students representing a cross-section of world cultures, the school is a model of how people from different backgrounds can create a single thriving school community. Source: Opinion: Our schools, ballfields and gyms must remain free of hate and […]
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SUTHERLIN TEACHER NAMED REGIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

A teacher at Sutherlin Middle School has been named Douglas’ 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Department of Education. Source: SUTHERLIN TEACHER NAMED REGIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR – KQEN News Radio

Teacher of the Year 

Oregon’s Intermountain Region Teacher of the Year didn’t start out to be an educator. T.J. Presley, who teaches math at Pilot Rock Junior/Senior High School, studied finance and management in college and then jumped into the business world. Source: Teacher of the Year | News | eastoregonian.com

Oregon teachers are walking out, forcing 600 schools to close. But they’re not demanding raises

It’s national Teacher Appreciation Week, but you wouldn’t know that by talking to teachers in Oregon. Tens of thousands of frustrated teachers will air their grievances at protests across the state Wednesday. But unlike with other teacher walkouts, these educators aren’t fighting for higher raises. They’re fed up with overcrowded classrooms and a lack of […]
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Billions of Dollars Are on the Table in Salem This Week. What Do the Key Players Want?

The jockeying around a new tax plan and a key lawmaker and Gov. Kate Brown’s desire to cut pension costs are making for high stakes negotiations. Source: Billions of Dollars Are on the Table in Salem This Week. What Do the Key Players Want?

Oregon’s $2 billion school spending bill leaves a lot to be decided

Even if the bill passes promptly it will be many months before it becomes clear just how that money will be spent. Source: Oregon’s $2 billion school spending bill leaves a lot to be decided

Oregon Teachers Plan Walkout to Push for Classroom Funding

Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. Source: Oregon Teachers Plan Walkout to Push for Classroom Funding

By the numbers: School funding in Oregon

In 1992-93, the state sent school districts about $5,100 per student. In 2018-19, the state is sending districts about $10,000 per student. Source: By the numbers: School funding in Oregon

Republicans to shut down Oregon Senate over vote on school funding package, taxes

Senate Republicans in Oregon have fled Salem to avoid a Tuesday vote on a $1 billion per-year funding package for schools. Source: Republicans to shut down Oregon Senate over vote on school funding package, taxes

As lawmakers tee up billions for education, the last cash infusion for high schools has run largely on honor system

When Oregon voters approved a 2016 measure to bolster funding for programs that prepare students for life after high school, the millions of dollars doled out by the state Department of Education were meant to come with strings attached. Source: As lawmakers tee up billions for education, the last cash infusion for high schools has […]
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