Tag Archives: School Districts

Land transfer | Bias in courtrooms | Rural schools – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson says unconscious racial bias — or any kind of bias — has no place in jury trials. And yet, she acknowledges, every person has these biases. Nelson helped create a video that jurors can watch before a trial starts that’s designed to help them identify unconscious bias and minimize […]
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Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds

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.  

Opinion | We can reopen schools — if we’re willing to rethink how they operate

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. School districts can minimize risks if they are willing to change the rules. The prospect of reopening […]
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What it could cost to reopen schools

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. School districts say they still need a lot more federal funding. The San Diego Unified School District […]
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Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open

School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with school buses running below capacity, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children the new norm. The plans for the upcoming school year are taking shape by […]
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Schools can reopen in the fall if bars and gyms close now

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. Keeping community transmission of coronavirus low will get education closer to normal sooner. Schools are not a […]
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Let’s face it. Coronavirus will make the new school year tougher than the last.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. All the ways the coronavirus will make this school year harder than the last, even if campuses […]
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Lincoln County School District led Oregon in seclusion of students

Lincoln County School District (LCSD) led most of Oregon in the number of reported restraints and exceeded all other districts in the use of seclusion of students for the 2018-19 school year. According to an annual report provided by LCSD Superintendent Dr. Karen Gray for the Oregon Department of Education for the 2018-19 school year, […]
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After George Floyd, Some School Districts Cut Ties With Police

Some school leaders want to replace the armed officers who patrol school hallways with nurses, counselors or unarmed guards — who, they say, can help keep students safe without reminding them of police officers who have killed George Floyd and other unarmed black people. Source: After George Floyd, Some School Districts Cut Ties With Police […]
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Coronavirus Will Have an Unequal Impact on School Budgets

Districts that can largely support themselves with local tax dollars are in a better position as the economic downturn continues. As the coronavirus-driven slowdown pummels state budgets, the education funding gains many school districts saw in recent years—or were about to see—are in peril. Source: Coronavirus Will Have an Unequal Impact on School Budgets – […]
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