Tag Archives: Education

Oregon fails by not requiring civics

What good is a political system that empowers the people to govern themselves if they don’t have a basic understanding of how it works? It’s been more than 230 years since the United States Constitution was ratified, creating a government of, by and for the people. But in 2016, a survey by the Annenberg Public […]
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Construction begins on long-anticipated career tech-ed center at Treasure Valley Community College

Excavation is underway next to the Vo-Tech Building at Treasure Valley Community College where a career technical education building is being added. Work at the site began Monday, between the Vo-Tech Building and the Science Building, to the north. The projected move-in date is Jan. 6, 2021, said Bernie Babcock, who is in charge of […]
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 Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics education decline

Legislative attempts to mandate social studies in Oregon classrooms flop . Secretary of state’s office shifts priorities to promote education program. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics education decline

Guest Column: Some New Year’s ideas on education

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions or annual predictions. Instead, in the interest of stirring the political pot, I offer five possibly provocative proposals for education in Oregon. Source: Guest Column: Some New Year’s ideas on education | Columns | dailyastorian.com

What education issues will be addressed at the 2020 Legislature?

Sen. Rob Wagner shares what he’ll be working on in the upcoming short session Source: What education issues will be addressed at the 2020 Legislature?

Oregon’s best-educated places: See if your city made the list

Census data breaks down the state’s best-educated places by the percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or more Source: Oregon’s best-educated places: See if your city made the list – oregonlive.com

To Your Health: State launches new public education efforts

The Oregon Health Authority is using a series of media campaigns to educate people about the dangers of marijuana and tobacco vaping, help people quit, and encourage youth to avoid these products. The campaigns includes three phases: Source: To Your Health: State launches new public education efforts | News | thechronicleonline.com

Nordahl | Important use of SSA funds

What contributes to student success? Across Oregon, educators, parents, students and community members are gathering to discuss just that, and to determine how funds from the recently enacted Student Success Act will be spent at the district level to increase equity and improve student learning. These important conversations beg the question: do our students have […]
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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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