Tag Archives: Curriculum

EOU trustees learn about new degree program

During its first regular meeting of the academic year on Thursday, the Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees heard from faculty members who presented a new degree program that could bolster enrollment. With final approval expected this spring, the Sustainable Rural Systems students will learn about issues ranging from public health to public works, and […]
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Eugene students weigh in on how to teach Holocaust, genocide curriculum

“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again” is one of the more famous quotes uncovered in the diary of a 15-year-old Jewish girl who chronicled her life of hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. The story and legacy of Anne Frank is long-lasting — but nearly 75 […]
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Oregon Schools Slowly Rolling Out Indigenous Studies Curriculum

Inside a room at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians’ new tribal community center are three framed sketch drawings by a Native artist. K’Ehleyr McNulty, the tribe’s youth development specialist, pointed to a drawing of a traditional Cow Creek home — a plankhouse, with planks partially in the ground. Source: Oregon Schools […]
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Interstate 5: Vancouver | Teaching About Genocide | Canton Grill – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We continue our series about Interstate 5 with Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. She has been a vocal proponent of a new interstate bridge between Vancouver and Portland. Oregon will require school districts to start teaching about genocide in 2020. But the state’s curriculum standards and guidelines won’t be in place until 2025. We talk with an Oregon […]
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Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

On a recent afternoon in Helsinki, a group of students gathered to hear a lecture on a subject that is far from a staple in most community college curriculums. Standing in front of the classroom at Espoo Adult Education Centre, Jussi Toivanen worked his way through his PowerPoint presentation. A slide titled “Have you been […]
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Paddling in Chinook canoe, students learn Native American history first-hand

A new summer class at Washington State University in Vancouver takes students out onto the Columbia River in a Chinook canoe, where they learn about issues that matter to the Native American tribes in the Portland region. The 36-foot tribal canoe listed to the left as it pushed away from the dock, looking dangerously close […]
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Brown signs Holocaust bill into law

Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year old Claire Sarnowski from suburban Lake Oswego. She […]
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Oregon Wedding Cake Case | Gulley Case | Climate Curriculum | Pride On The Coast – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The U.S. Supreme Court directed Oregon state judges to review a court ruling against a Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The justices directed the state to consider their ruling last year on a similar issue in Colorado. University of Oregon professor Alison Gash joins us for analysis […]
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