Tag Archives: Education

Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell

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Oregon Teachers Prepare For New Holocaust And Genocide Education Curriculum Requirements

A new Oregon law requires all students to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides. To help teachers develop lessons, Oregon State University hosted an event for school districts around the state. Source: Oregon Teachers Prepare For New Holocaust And Genocide Education Curriculum Requirements

Our View: Toothaches aren’t conducive to study

In the last 30 years, medical science and community leadership has slowly trended toward a theme that was long overdue. Wellness. A holistic approach to individual health morphed physicians from mere pill-pushing for a specific complaint, toward treating the entire person. There is a parallel trend in education that has been simmering beneath the surface […]
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Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash

State Library Ed. Note: 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.  

Disability Rights Group Awaits Oregon Court Ruling 

Children with disabilities are supposed to get educations like all children.  But a group that stands up for the rights of children with disabilities in Oregon found too many children getting short school days, restricting their learning. Source: Disability Rights Group Awaits Oregon Court Ruling | Jefferson Public Radio

Paddling in Chinook canoe, students learn Native American history first-hand

A new summer class at Washington State University in Vancouver takes students out onto the Columbia River in a Chinook canoe, where they learn about issues that matter to the Native American tribes in the Portland region. The 36-foot tribal canoe listed to the left as it pushed away from the dock, looking dangerously close […]
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More students are being bullied online, federal report says 

Bullying has declined overall in the past decade. Online bullying is on the rise among middle and high school students, even as overall rates of bullying in schools have remained steady, according to a federal report released Tuesday. Twenty percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 were bullied during the 2016-2017 school […]
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Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at schools relying on technology

Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom lesson plans built around access to the internet had come to […]
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Brown signs Holocaust bill into law

Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year old Claire Sarnowski from suburban Lake Oswego. She […]
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Combating The ‘Summer Slide’ – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Kids look forward to summertime, but a long break from school can lead to what’s called “summer slide,” or a decline in academic skills. The problem is particularly acute for children from low-income families, who lack the resources to keep them engaged with challenging camps and activities over the summer. One Eastern Oregon school district […]
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