Tag Archives: ODE (Education)

How partial federal government shutdown impacts Oregon’s government

The partial federal government shutdown is on its 24th day without an end in sight. On Monday, Elizabeth Craig, a spokeswoman for Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services, sent a KATU reporter the following breakdown of how the partial shutdown impacts various agencies in Oregon’s state government: “Impact of Federal Government Shutdown. Source: How partial federal […]
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A Casey Stengel moment

“Can’t anybody here play this game? ” — Casey Stengel. The manager of the New York Mets reportedly asked that question in 1962, when the team was on its way to a 40-120 record in its expansion season. This week, Gov. Kate Brown’s administration botched the release of annual school performance ratings barely two weeks […]
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Oregon Education Officials Launch Campaign To Address Chronic Absenteeism

About one in six Oregon school children is considered “chronically absent,” meaning they miss at least 10 percent of the school year. School officials say that’s a significant cause of Oregon’s low graduation rate and lagging student achievement, as measured on standardized tests. Source: Oregon Education Officials Launch Campaign To Address Chronic Absenteeism . News […]
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Oregon school ratings released after announcement of delay sparks backlash

Gov. Kate Brown gives order to release school ratings early after initially supporting delay. After initially deciding to postpone the release of Oregon school ratings until after Election Day, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill abruptly released the school and school district report cards Wednesday afternoon. Source: Oregon school ratings released after announcement of […]
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After backlash, education officials release state school data

Gov. Brown takes a lot of flak for delay; Buehler wants to know what the state is hiding. Gov. Kate Brown, embroiled in a sudden political firestorm, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, directed her state education administrators to immediately release school performance data they intended to withhold until after the election. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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Federal grant to boost C.O. computer science classes

Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane counties’ CTE programs. The Oregon Department of Education announced Friday that the state has received a federal grant to expand and improve the transition of high school Career Technical Education students to postsecondary education and employment through apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, including Computer Science. Source: Federal grant to boost C.O. […]
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Buehler Wants Gov. Brown To Fire Education Leader — But Which One?

The Republican candidate for Oregon governor, Rep. Knute Buehler, called Friday for a shake-up in leadership at the state’s troubled public school system. But in accusing Gov. Kate Brown of failing to adequately lead Oregon’s public schools, Buehler suggested a misunderstanding of who does what job at the top of the state’s education bureaucracy. Source: […]
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Editorial: Ed board takes a step backward

The State Board of Education voted Sept. 20 to let some kids, arguably some of the best and brightest high schoolers the state has to offer, go to school for fewer hours per year than the state generally requires. It gave a similar pass to students attending alternative schools, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. It […]
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No News Isn’t Great News: Oregon Test Scores Remain Mostly Flat In 2018

Students across the country start taking standardized tests in third grade, as 8-year-olds still learning to type. They take them every spring until high school, when they take them just once. So every year, Oregon schools spend weeks shuttling hundreds of thousands of Oregon students into computer labs to take the lengthy, rigorous exams. Source: […]
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Oregon Ed Board Draws Criticism, Defense For Loosening Instruction Time Rules

As candidates for Oregon governor pledge extending the state’s short school year, the State Board of Education approved exemptions for certain high schoolers from existing time requirements. Oregon’s state board of education approved reducing instruction time requirements for thousands of high schoolers at its meeting Sept. 20. What the board terms “flexibility” affects several groups. […]
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