Tag Archives: Education

Douglas County school nurses stretched thin

When her work cell phone rang for the second time in three minutes, Barb Hofford, a school nurse with the Douglas Education Service District, decided she better pull off Interstate 5 near Sutherlin to see if there was a problem. “Fortunately we don’t get emergency things,” Hofford said. “People know to call 911.” Source: Douglas […]
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Later School Start Times Really Do Work To Help Teens Get More Sleep

American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle’s school district found out, it can help a lot. Many American teenagers try to put in a full day of school, homework, after-school activities, sports and college prep on too little […]
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Oregon’s top 30 school districts for 2019, ranked by Niche.com

The districts range in size from very large to a 50-student system near the John Day Fossil Beds. Parents with kids in the Canby School District have great affection for their public education system. To wit, two of them left the following glowing comments on Niche.com, which recently unveiled its ranking of Oregon’s 30 top […]
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Eastern Oregon head of class in preventing kids from missing class

Local school districts see decrease in chronic absenteeism rates. Landon Braden said Eastern Oregon education is often negatively compared to Portland and Salem, so when the region exceeds expectations, he likes to celebrate it. The InterMountain Education Service District chronic absenteeism coordinator has had something to trumpet about in recent months: Eastern Oregon’s 18.7 percent […]
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Opinion: Let’s work together to build a better Oregon

At the Oregon Leadership Summit on Monday, leaders from some segments of the business community have an opportunity to do something different this year. We challenge them to work together with a more diverse group of businesses and elected leaders to make targeted investments in our public schools and other essential public services and to […]
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Gov. Kate Brown claims unique chance to add $2 billion for schools

  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants to tap nearly $2 billion more for schools while the state’s economy is strong and a legislative committee prepares a multi-billion dollar package and education policy road map. Source: Gov. Kate Brown claims unique chance to add $2 billion for schools

After a statewide school tour, student success committee begins work on large education package 

A mandate is to increase attendance and graduation rates – measures where Oregon is objectively failing. After traveling thousands of miles and visiting dozens of schools, one thing was clear to all members of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success. Today’s schools, and their problems, do not resemble the ones that legislators learned in. […]
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Student success panel seeks more school days, mental health services

Longer school years, limited class sizes and more access to state subsidized preschool are just a few of many policy ideas lawmakers are considering to fix Oregon’s education system. Source: Student success panel seeks more school days, mental health services

Oregon board sets new adult education goal

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, in partnership with the Workforce and Talent Development Board, on Thursday approved a new educational attainment goal for adult working-age Oregonians that it said is specifically targeted to meet current and projected job opportunities. Source: Oregon board sets new adult education goal – KTVZ

Oregon Lawmakers Draft Wish List To Improve Schools

Oregon’s school system is near the national basement on some critical measures, such as graduation rates and attendance patterns. With the re-election of Gov. Kate Brown this week, and with her party now dominating both legislative chambers, Democrats can pursue an aggressive agenda on education — a key priority and a huge area of state spending. […]
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