Tag Archives: Education

Ditching educational goals would be a step back for state, students: Editorial Agenda 2017

Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, and the Oregon Education Association have a curious solution for the state’s likely failure to meet the high-minded graduation goals it set six years ago: Get rid of the goals all together. Source: Ditching educational goals would be a step back for state, students: Editorial Agenda 2017 | OregonLive.com

Oregon lawmakers, sensing ambitious education goals out of reach, prepare to drop them

In 2011, Oregon lawmakers agreed on an ambitious goal: By 2025, the state should get all its young people to graduate from high school and 80 percent to earn a two- or four-year college degree. Source: Oregon lawmakers, sensing ambitious education goals out of reach, prepare to drop them | OregonLive.com

Roseburg High School administrator supports full funding of Measure 98 for students

Tackling Oregon graduation rates is a complex issue, without one simple solution. One thing is for certain regarding communities across Oregon and our youth, we cannot repeatedly ignore the issue, nor can we continually try to address graduation rates using the same old approach. Source: Roseburg High School administrator supports full funding of Measure 98 for […]
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Proposal aims to put teachers at the helm of Oregon’s education department

Once upon a time in the not too distant past, the people of Oregon elected a state superintendent of public instruction.The Legislature, at the behest of former Gov. John Kitzhaber, did away with that position in 2011. Now in 2017 there is a bill in front Source: Proposal aims to put teachers at the helm […]
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A tale of two letters to Oregon high schoolers: Tim Nesbitt

At this time of year, many of our high school seniors are waiting expectantly for letters from the colleges of their choice. But there are many more who could benefit from letters of a different kind – the kind that students in Albany and Corvallis are receiving from local employers with invitations to advance on […]
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Education Advocates Press Oregon Budget Committee For More Funding

Education advocates made their case for increased school funding in front of Oregon lawmakers Thursday.  The subcommittee that focuses on education heard testimony from people who want lawmakers to boost K-12 funding from the $7.8 billion proposed in a preliminary budget framework. Source: Education Advocates Press Oregon Budget Committee For More Funding . News | […]
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Editorial: Legislaors need to take message on taxes to heart

New poll results ring true Oregon voters place a top priority on K-12 public schools but don’t really trust the state to tax and spend wisely on education, new opinion polling indicates. Our Capital Bureau reported earlier this week on a poll commissioned by the Oregon School Boards Association. All polls, especially those sponsored by […]
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Bill to help fund OSU’s Bend expansion passes first test in Salem

A bill to provide money for the expansion of Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend has passed its first legislative test. Source: Bill to help fund OSU’s Bend expansion passes first test in Salem | OregonLive.com

We should invest in Oregon’s future by creating Child Savings Accounts | Guest Opinion

The legislature is back in session. Although we face many challenging tests – a looming budget deficit, rising health care costs, and a transportation infrastructure in desperate need of modernizing – we cannot fail to address Oregon’s broken education system. The latest statistics show Oregon with the nation’s third worst graduation rate. Even of those […]
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No silver bullet for schools | Opinion

Improving education requires a comprehensive effort Oregonians by and large support public education, and many would like to see more resources going to it. But a poll released this week underlined what backers of Measure 97 learned at the polls last year: There is no magic bullet for increasing school funding. Source: No silver bullet […]
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