Tag Archives: Education

Homeless students jump over 5 percent in Oregon, set new record high

The number of homeless students in Oregon increased 5.6 percent in 2016-17, according to a new count released Wednesday. The increase to 22,541 students without a permanent home of their own represents four solid years of growth in such students — and the continuation of more than a decade-long trend. Source: Homeless students jump over […]
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Seeing graduation beyond the game

Walking into Erin Van Dyke’s kindergarten class at Bellview Elementary in Ashland when it’s time to do a quiet activity, the first thing a visitor might wonder is how the room of about 20 children is so quiet. Among the group of state administrators, public health employees and psychologists stopping by the class Tuesday, however, […]
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Official says Knight campus will bolster UO, Eugene through ‘science advancing society’

The University of Oregon’s reputation and Eugene’s economy will be enhanced by the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, area business leaders were told Thursday. The UO last week presented the public with the first look at drawings of the four-story complex that will make up the Knight campus on Franklin Boulevard. […]
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Students need real opportunities to learn | Opinion

The Smarter Balance test scores for 2016-17 were released in October, and Douglas County’s results were mixed. Some of the scores were good, but others were truly awful. There are two big problems that might be illustrated by these results. One is that students at many Douglas County schools appear to be abysmally poorly prepared […]
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Life And Death At Chemawa Indian School

The three students came from three different states and three different tribes to attend Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. Source: Life And Death At Chemawa Indian School . News | OPB

Doherty talks legislative successes, opioids at Tigard Rotary

At a Rotary Club of Tigard luncheon Thursday, Oct. 26, state Rep. Margaret Doherty responded to President Donald Trump’s designation of opioid abuse and addiction as a national emergency, agreeing that it has reached an “epidemic” level and pointing to the Oregon Legislature’s work this year in attempting to limit prescriptions of opiate painkillers. Source: […]
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Helping dyslexic kids succeed

For generations, dyslexia has either gone undiagnosed or, at the very least, been misrepresented and misunderstood. But thanks to new laws passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017 — and the efforts of teachers and parents statewide to raise awareness — all of that is changing. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Helping dyslexic kids succeed

Our View: Showing up matters, especially in school | Editorials

It has been another month of distressing news for an Oregon education system that continues to rank among the worst in the country. Administration after administration, from state government all the way down to local school districts, have promised reforms and improvement. Source: Our View: Showing up matters, especially in school – Editorials – The […]
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Gov. Brown’s education ‘vision’ blurred by contradictions: Editorial Agenda 2017

The forced resignation of Salam Noor, Oregon’s deputy superintendent for education, would seem to be a political two-fer for Gov. Kate Brown. First, sacking Noor helps give the impression that Brown means business when it comes to reversing the state’s worsening performance in K-12 education, reflected in declining test scores and increasing chronic absenteeism as The Oregonian/OregonLive’s […]
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Nearly 20 percent of Oregon students chronically absent

The number of chronically absent students, defined as missing 10 percent or more of school days per year, is up again, approaching 20 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education. Source: Nearly 20 percent of Oregon students chronically absent – KTVZ