Tag Archives: Education

Bill would require Holocaust education in Oregon schools

A proposed bill would require Oregon school districts to teach students about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide. Source: Bill would require Holocaust education in Oregon schools

Housing Density | Disrupted Learning | Gray Whales – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon legislators are considering a bill that would require cities to allow triplexes, cottage clusters and other “middle housing” options in single-family neighborhoods. Minneapolis is the first city in the country to vote for a plan allowing such housing to be built in neighborhoods zoned for single-family use. A new report on “disrupted learning” from […]
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Madras High School’s turnaround a result of culture change

Principals emphasized student-teacher relationships, helping students one-on-one. There are many ways to judge a high school’s success — test scores, graduation rates — and most people wouldn’t consider pep rallies to be one of them. But for students at the resurgent Madras High School, where graduation rates have skyrocketed, the lively events are another sign […]
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Education at centerpiece of Gov. Brown’s Seaside visit

Gov. Kate Brown, visiting Seaside on Thursday, stressed Oregon’s booming economy, low unemployment and some of the fastest job-growth rates in the country. The problem is, she said, that growth “hasn’t been inclusive.” Source: Education at centerpiece of Gov. Brown’s Seaside visit | Local News | dailyastorian.com

School success committee’s plan hopes to transform education

A small group of legislators spent a year compiling their wish list of improvements to Oregon’s failing education system. Now they have five months to whittle it down to something realistic, find a way to fund it and sell the rest of their colleagues on spending up to $3 billion more on K-12 education. The […]
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Oregon Legislative Report Details A Grim Picture Of State’s Schools 

A legislative report unveiled Thursday details a grim picture of Oregon’s public schools. The report, created by lawmakers who spent the past several months traveling the state listening to students and teachers, highlights systemic issues with disheartening anecdotes Source: Oregon Legislative Report Details A Grim Picture Of State’s Schools . News | OPB

Legislature looks to bolster education funding – with strings attached

A small group of legislators spent a year compiling their wish list of improvements to Oregon’s failing education system. Now they have five months to whittle it down to something realistic, find a way to fund it and sell the rest of their colleagues on spending up to $3 billion more on K-12 education. The […]
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The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class

Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to study computer science. Now, if only they could get a seat in class.

‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way.’ Why Some Boys Can Keep Up With Girls in School. 

Over all, girls outperform boys in school. It starts as early as kindergarten. By the time students reach college, women graduate at a higher rate than men. But there’s an exception.  

Disabled rights lawsuit slams state for shortening school days

Federal complaint asks court to declare that Oregon school districts who exclude students with behavioral problems from school are breaking the law. Source: Disabled rights lawsuit slams state for shortening school days