Tag Archives: Teachers/Instructors/Educators

Oregon Legislature help parents be parents, teachers and employees

COVID-19 has revealed the universal necessity of caregiving, and also how little infrastructure is in place to support it, especially for frontline workers of color who cannot work from home. Major gaps in systems of care for children, seniors, or people living with disabilities have made it uniquely challenging for families to deal with the […]
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‘I don’t want any child to die’: Oregon teachers speak out about push for reopening schools

For high school Advanced Placement teacher Jennifer Scurlock, the trauma of watching someone battle COVID-19 is not a distant possibility she can ignore — it’s a reality she’s experienced firsthand. In April, she lost a cousin to the disease. Another cousin is still fighting for his life against COVID-19 in the ICU. Source: ‘I don’t […]
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Oregon educators push for stricter COVID-19 metrics before students return to classrooms

Oregon Governor Kate Brown released the state and county coronavirus metrics that must be met before students can return to traditional classrooms this coming school year. A group of educators, called Oregon For A Safe Return To Campus, say her metrics don’t go far enough when it comes to addressing COVID-19 concerns. Source: Oregon educators […]
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Educators caravan to Oregon State Capitol, push to keep schools closed

The group Oregon Safe Return to Schools will caravan to the capitol Monday for a socially-distanced protest. The group, which consists of educators, school staff, families, students and others, is calling on Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other state authorities to keep schools closed until the state gets a better handle on COVID-19. The group […]
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Educators rally against MacLaren’s return to in-person teaching

Teachers at Lord High School in Woodburn returned to in-person teaching Thursday against staff wishes, while an estimated 60 people rallied outside the host site, MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, to protest the reopening. School staff were originally scheduled to return to a hybrid model of in-personal and online schooling as early as Monday, even though 15 […]
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Growing group of Oregon teachers and parents want to hold off on in-person classes

As the return of the school year gets closer, a growing group of Oregon teachers and parents is calling on state officials and school districts to hold off on in-person classes. Source: Growing group of Oregon teachers and parents want to hold off on in-person classes | KMTR

Many Central Oregon teachers nervous about returning to classrooms

Teachers are dealing heightened anxiety and some have quit rather than return. Angela MacFarland is torn when it comes to reopening schools this fall. The first-grade teacher at R.E. Jewell Elementary School in southeast Bend understands that many working parents rely on school staff to watch and educate their children during the day, particularly younger […]
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Furloughed Oregon teachers now receiving jobless benefits

The Oregon Employment Department struggled to process furloughed educators’ claims, delaying payments for well over a month. Source: Furloughed Oregon teachers now receiving jobless benefits – oregonlive.com

Furloughed Oregon teachers now receiving jobless benefits

Most Oregon educators furloughed last spring have begun receiving their jobless benefits after many weeks of delay. Portland Public Schools and several other districts furloughed teachers and other staff one day a week last spring to save money in anticipation of fall budget cuts triggered by the nascent coronavirus recession. Source: Furloughed Oregon teachers now […]
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Teachers fight resuming in-person schooling at MacLaren amid COVID-19

Educators at William Lord High School, housed at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, will be required to resume in-person teaching Monday, despite all but one staff member voicing concerns for their safety and their students’. Willamette Educational Service District is requiring teachers return as COVID-19 cases continue to rise statewide, and some MacLaren youth and staff have […]
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