Tag Archives: Education

Student teachers succeed in Warm Springs program

Students learn on the job in George Fox University program A program at Jefferson County School District is allowing staffers who want to become teachers to go to school and student-teach — all while working full time with benefits. The partnership between the school district and George Fox University, called Grow Your Own, has allowed […]
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Oregon Measure 98’s Future Clouded By Funding Shortfall

The future of a $300 million Oregon ballot measure hangs in the balance as lawmakers wrestle with how to close a big budget shortfall. Measure 98 passed last November with 66 percent of the vote. It calls for investing $800 per Oregon high school student for three purposes: career education, college preparation and dropout prevention. […]
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Oregon schools trying to be more civic-minded

Oregon may be taking steps to make sure that everyone, whether they were born in the U.S. or not, has the base foundation of knowledge about America and its patriotism, to build their own beliefs. Oregon legislators are currently debating the new bill 1038, which if passed in Salem, would require that each Oregon student, […]
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Gov. Brown touts ‘cradle to career’ plan

While speaking to about 200 people at the Medford Rogue Rotary club Wednesday, Gov. Kate Brown touched on Southern Oregon programs, education and her plans to grow industry in rural communities. Brown highlighted the Manufacturing Certificate Program at Eagle Point High School as part of her commitment to what she called “cradle to career education,” […]
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Farm to School funding hangs in the balance 

Oregon’s Farm to School and School Garden program, which gives local students an inside look at the area agricultural industry and brings local produce to school cafeterias, is competing with other spending bills in the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. Rep. Brian Clem championed House Bill 2038 to save the Farm to School program […]
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Can Oregon innovate in education? | Opinion

For more than a decade, Chalkboard Project has been funding innovation in districts across the state, working alongside educators to elevate evidence-based practices to improve student achievement, ensure educational equity, and make our state one of the best in the nation for teaching and learning. Source: Can Oregon innovate in education? (Opinion) | OregonLive.com

Medford schools brace for cuts

Medford schools Superintendent Brian Shumate is recommending a balanced 2017-18 budget with cuts to staff and investments in math curriculum and technology. The district will need to reduce spending by about $1.1 million next year, Shumate estimated in his budget message Wednesday. “It’s substantial, but it’s not going to kill us,” he said. The 2017-18 […]
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Oregon Legislative Update

Oregon lawmakers have been at work for about three months now during the 2017 Legislative session. We’ll get an update from OPB political reporter Chris Lehman about how they’re moving forward with health, education, corporate taxes and the $1.6 billion budget gap. Source: Oregon Legislative Update | The Nez Perce War . Radio | OPB

Class Of 2025: From Homeschooled To Homeless

The relationship between home and school is evolving. Thousands of Oregon kids are home-schooled. For thousands of others, school offers things often thought of as part of home: like breakfast and clothes. Ethan has experienced both of those situations. Source: Class Of 2025: From Homeschooled To Homeless . News | OPB

Bill Requires Oregon Students to Pass U.S. Naturalization Test

A bill facing the Oregon State Legislature would require students to pass the U.S. naturalization test to earn their high school diploma.Senate Bill 1038 would require K-12 students to get at least a 60 percent on the 100 question civics portion of the naturalization test given to immigrants by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Source: […]
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