Tag Archives: Education

Editorial: We need to talk about big-picture education reforms

Oregon is failing its public school students. We’ve known this for years. Talking about it hasn’t helped. Occasional infusions of cash from the Legislature have only been hindered by budget cuts in subsequent years. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Editorial: We need to talk about big-picture education reforms

Gov. Brown Visits Bend High CTE Students

Oregon Governor Kate Brown visited Bend Senior High Wednesday, speaking with students involved in hands-on learning courses and touring classrooms. Source: Gov. Brown Visits Bend High CTE Students

Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?

One snowy February morning at the Arbors Kids preschool branch in downtown Springfield, Mass., 38-year-old Kejo Kelly crouched low over a large, faded carpet and locked eyes with a blond-haired boy of 3. It was circle time, and Kelly was trying to get each of her 13 tiny students to articulate a feelin

Gov. Brown encourages students during visit to Bend High

Hands-on classes help students connect to successful careers, Brown says. Gov. Kate Brown spoke to a group of Bend High School students Wednesday morning about the importance of their hands-on learning classes, and how those classes are helping connect them to successful careers. Source: Gov. Brown encourages students during visit to Bend High; Hands-on classes […]
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Gov. Kate Brown names new state schools chief for Oregon

Colt Gill, who served as Oregon’s inaugural “education innovation officer,” was named the permanent head of the Oregon Department of Education Friday. Gov. Kate Brown, who created the job of education innovation officer and put Gill in it, said in a statement that she trusts his leadership and insight to improve Oregon’s low high school […]
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Occupations, Wages, and Educational Attainment

Four year degrees are not the be-all and end-all when it comes to career choices and earnings. Inevitably some dropouts will become successful managers, while some graduate degree holders will continue to work food preparation jobs. However, the correlation between education and pay is strong. The surest path toward a high-wage job in today’s economy […]
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Editorial: Legislators’ education tour wastes time and money

Legislators plan to waste precious time and money touring the state to learn what is already well-known. The Joint Committee on Student Success will seek answers to the state’s abysmal high school graduation rate with a year-long tour starting after this year’s short legislative session ends March 11. The plan, according to a report in […]
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What Makes a Worker? – The Atlantic

State Library Ed. Note: Source link below will take you to a number of stories regarding the American worker, worker retraining, automation, value of education, etc…. The possibilities and pitfalls of job training and apprenticeship. Filling America’s 6 Million Job Vacancies Why Is the U.S. So Bad at Worker Retraining? The False Promises of Worker […]
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Legislators tasked with fixing Oregon’s dismal graduation rate

Fixing gaps in Oregon’s education system and reversing the state’s third-worst-in-the nation graduation rate is now the responsibility of 13 legislators. Source: Legislators tasked with fixing Oregon’s dismal graduation rate

Auditors seek accountability, oversight of Oregon’s alternative and online schools

The Oregon Department of Education has not focused enough on improving education for at-risk students in alternative and online schools, according to an audit released Wednesday. Nearly half the state’s high school dropouts come from these programs. Source: Auditors seek accountability, oversight of Oregon’s alternative and online schools