Tag Archives: Education

Students, Stress and Suicide

A recent City Club forum took a closer look at Oregon’s new ‘Mental Health Days’ law and how it could help students. In February, a group of Central Oregon students proposed a new bill to the Oregon Legislature—one that would allow high school students the opportunity to take five mental health days over a three-month […]
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Education, health leaders stress importance of de-stigmatizing mental health discussions with youth

Local health and education leaders agree: one major step that parents and teachers can take to helping young students struggling with mental health is to talk with them about it. At a City Club of Central Oregon discussion on youth mental health Thursday afternoon, representatives from Bend-La Pine Schools and health care provider Mosaic Medical, […]
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Dental program targets eastern Oregon schools with free services and oral health education

Healthy, Happy Smiles, a grant-funded dental program, has brought free dental services to eastern Oregon schoolchildren since 2016, and they’re seeing results. To a chorus of “eeewww,” fifth-grader Makiaha Daniel showed classmates at Nyssa Elementary School what can happen when you don’t brush your teeth. Daniel’s prop: a book brought by Meghan Chancey, coordinator for […]
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Opinion | Our Schools Can’t Solve the Problems of Our Rigid Workweek 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Bend Chamber CEO named to state Early Learning Council

Governor Kate Brown recently appointed six new members to the state’s Early Learning Council, tackling issues very familiar to Central Oregon preschool operators. Source: Bend Chamber CEO named to state Early Learning Council – KTVZ

Race, income still drive PPS student success

More Portland students are graduating on time than in previous years, but fewer are meeting state grade level expectations in English and math. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Race, income still drive PPS student success

Oregon students perform below national averages in reading, math, new scores show

In reading, Oregon fourth-graders’ performance was flat compared to the previous time the test was given, in 2017, and remained slightly below the national average. Eighth-graders’ average reading skills dipped just a bit and remained a tad below the national rate. Source: Oregon students perform below national averages in reading, math, new scores show – […]
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‘Nation’s Report Card’ Show Declines In Oregon, Washington And Nationally .

Student test scores fell in Oregon and Washington on the assessment known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” a trend that mirrors national declines over the last two years. Source: ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Show Declines In Oregon, Washington And Nationally . News | OPB

Mooney appointed to state commission

Hermiston School District Superintendent Tricia Mooney was nominated for appointment to the statewide Quality Education Commission by Gov. Kate Brown. If Mooney is confirmed by the Oregon Senate next month, her four-year term would start on Nov. 25. She would replace McMinnville School District Superintendent Maryalice Russell. Source: Mooney appointed to state commission | Local […]
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Fighting Vaccine Hesitancy, One Parent at a Time 

Programs aim to counter anti-vaccine sentiments with parent-to-parent connections. In the Spring of 2014, Nadine Gartner was traveling through Portland International Airport when her phone buzzed with an alarming news alert. The previous day, someone with measles had passed through the same terminal that Gartner — and her 1-year-old daughter — now sat in. Source: Fighting Vaccine […]
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