Tag Archives: Teachers/Instructors/Educators

How these Oregon teachers are fighting back against white nationalism

The FBI reports that hate crime violence in the U.S. is at a 16-year high. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, meanwhile, says the highest percentage of hate incidents since the 2016 election occurred in elementary and secondary schools. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault takes a look at how this problem has manifest in northwest Oregon […]
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School measures for teachers, construction win big in West-Linn Wilsonville, other Oregon districts

The exception was Grants Pass, where Josephine County residents who live outside of the city lobbied against the funding measure. Source: School measures for teachers, construction win big in West-Linn Wilsonville, other Oregon districts

Portland Voters Back Tax Levy To Fund Teachers In Oregon’s Largest District

Voters appear to support maintaining a Portland Public Schools levy that supports one-third of the district’s teaching positions. Early returns show the levy passing by a wide margin. Source: Portland Voters Back Tax Levy To Fund Teachers In Oregon’s Largest District

Schools say student success hinges on hiring teachers of color

Beaverton, Tigard-Tualatin schools look to local aspiring teachers for workforce that better reflects students. School districts across the Portland metro region are looking to improve student achievement — starting with teachers. In the wake of state data that showed large achievement gaps between white students and those from historically marginalized communities, education leaders say it’s […]
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Oregon Welding Teacher Wins Second Place in 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

A welding teacher from Grants Pass has won second place in the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, earning his high school skilled trades program $50,000 as part of $1 million awarded nationally. Jacob Leair, who teaches welding at Grants Pass High School in Grants Pass, was surprised in his classroom […]
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Former Crook County teacher gets probation for insulting and upsetting students

Chaney was repeatedly disciplined by school administrators for “negative and sarcastic comments”. A former Crook County School District music teacher won’t be able to teach for two years due to a state-issued probation imposed after years of student, parent and school administrator complaints about harsh, unfiltered comments and actions toward students. Source: Former Crook County […]
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Southern Oregon teachers learn how to teach children about race

Macy Senestraro knows the story of her own family’s journey to the U.S. The special education teacher at Bellview Elementary School is the granddaughter of immigrants who she said faced discrimination upon arriving in California from Mexico. Source: Southern Oregon teachers learn how to teach children about race

Salem-Keizer teachers make home visits, improve student outcomes

Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends, not at home, but at the homes of her students. To get ready, the Hoover Elementary School teacher dedicates dozens of hours a month preparing school supplies, scheduling meetings and traveling to where families are most comfortable. She’s part of a growing movement of Salem and Keizer educators to make Parent […]
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Oregon Teachers’ Union Raises Concerns About Impact Of Drug Initiative On School Funding

A proposed measure to decriminalize drugs and boost addiction treatment programs could also take money from schools. Source: Oregon Teachers’ Union Raises Concerns About Impact Of Drug Initiative On School Funding

IMESD to coordinate new educator network

A new network allocating funds for teacher resources like professional development opportunities and mentorship is coming to Umatilla, Morrow, Union and Baker counties through the Intermountain ESD. The ESD was selected to coordinate the Regional Educator Network this fall after a proposal process. There will be 10 networks throughout the state that encapsulate all districts […]
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