Tag Archives: Education

Central Oregon school leaders discuss challenges, successes

Achievement gap, graduation rates and student trauma among topics. Three local education leaders opened up Thursday about the challenges facing Central Oregon schools, striking an optimistic tone about student achievement, graduation rates and collaborations between schools and local organizations. Source: Central Oregon school leaders discuss challenges, successes; Achievement gap, graduation rates and student trauma among […]
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Central Oregon school leaders discuss challenges, successes

Three local education leaders opened up Thursday about the challenges facing Central Oregon schools, striking an optimistic tone about student achievement, graduation rates and collaborations between schools and local organizations. Source: Central Oregon school leaders discuss challenges, successes

Mistakes of schools past: Making designs that stand the test of time a challenge

When Hoover Elementary School opened, it was the height of innovation. In a Sept. 9, 1969 article on the school’s opening, the Gazette-Times said the school was designed around an innovative open-concept where three grades shared one large classroom. Source: Mistakes of schools past: Making designs that stand the test of time a challenge | […]
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In future employment in Northwest Oregon, education will pay

Service sector could have one-third of growth. Northwest Oregon is projected to add nearly 8,000 new jobs through 2027. But with about 60 percent of vacancies and expansions concentrated in lower-paying jobs that require only a high school diploma or less, earning a family wage will largely depend on education. Source: In future employment in […]
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Academia Latina: Creating possibilities for life after high school

Rocio Moctezuma’s parents always told her that school is the key to her success. Having achieved a sixth-grade education themselves, her mom and dad encouraged their children to go further. “From a very young age, my dad always wanted us to strive to be the best we could be,” said Moctezuma, who will enter her […]
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Teachers see firsthand non-college jobs available to their students

Shelly Frost thinks her students aren’t always getting a full picture of the opportunities available to them after high school. “For so many years, we’ve only told kids: ‘You have to go to college, the only way you’re going to be able to support yourselves is if you go to college,’” the science and math […]
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Portland Art Institute’s Closure Disrupts Oregon Higher Arts Education

A for-profit art college in downtown Portland will close down its operations at the end of the year, leaving hundreds of students without a defined plan to finish their education. The Art Institute of Portland has marketed itself online as a vibrant piece of Portland’s storied creative landscape: a launch pad for jobs in design, […]
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Union HS agriculture program saluted as best in state

Union High School’s agricultural science and technology program, like the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show it assists, is on the rise. And the Oregon Agriculture Teacher’s Association is taking note. The organization has named Union High School’s agriculture program for grades 8-12 the best in the state for 2018. Source: Union HS agriculture program saluted as […]
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New York, Virginia to Require Mental Health Ed in Schools

The share of adolescent Americans contemplating or attempting suicide nearly tripled between 2008 and 2015. For the first time, two U.S. states will require schools to provide mental health education in a bid to combat a rising tide of depression and psychological hurdles facing American youth. New York and Virginia enacted their respective mental health […]
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Knute Buehler: Let’s elevate Oregon schools from top to bottom in 5 years (Guest opinion)

For too many years, Oregon politicians have failed to do what is necessary to improve the quality and funding of our K-12 public schools. Good things are happening every day in classrooms across Oregon – with dedicated teachers, administrators and parents working together. But it is also undeniable that for too long, too many kids […]
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