Education

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Oregon’s 2019 Teacher of the Year was named at an impromptu pep assembly in Eugene Tuesday. A popular Churchill High School educator received the honor from Governor Kate Brown.

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The “Yes for 4J Schools” citizen committee kicked off a $319 million bond campaign today -- the largest bond in Lane County history. The size of the bond reflects immensely increased costs since 2013.


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Hear an extended interview with Tyler Whitmire, field representative for the Oregon School Employees Association who negotiated a labor contract for Eugene 4J classified employees. The agreement was ratified by classified employees on Tuesday, Sept 4 and approved by the 4J Board of Education on Wednesday (09/05/18) night.

Eugene 4J

Wednesday night, the Eugene 4-J School Board finalized a contract agreement with the classified employee’s union.

The Eugene School District has finalized a contract with its classfied employees union.

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The Eugene School Board has approved its final number for this fall’s proposed bond measure: $319 million.

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The new mascot for South Eugene High School is now prominently part of the campus’ renovation.

The Board of Trustees of Oregon State University has approved a new program- at their OSU-Cascades Branch- for licensed registered nurses to get a Bachelor of Science degree—online. The program is geared toward nurses in Central Oregon and the greater Bend area, where the need is greatest.

Eugene 4J Schools

The Eugene 4J School District is hosting the last of their community forums this Wednesday that will help decide the future of the district’s buildings.

After years of planning and months of community feedback, the board is considering a bond measure for the November ballot that would update numerous 4J schools.

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Local high school and middle school students gathered at the University of Oregon for an eye-opening world experience this week. 

Lane Community College

Lane Community College was chosen to participate in the inaugural statewide Oregon Pathways Project. 

The Pathway program supports local Oregon college students by providing advising and career guidance from enrollment to graduation. Lane officials are hoping it leads to increased completion rates for students.

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One chapter closes and another begins at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. The East Grandstand was demolished beginning Friday morning, excavators making short work of the 93-year-old structure. 

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An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district's new mascot is racist and violates rules prohibiting the use of Native American-themed images.

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Roughly 15 protesters stood outside Hayward Field in Eugene this hot afternoon. They’re decrying the University of Oregon’s demolition of the East Grandstand. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield has a new principal, and will also lose its charter status later this month.

The Eugene 4J School District has approved new standard school schedules and consistent calendars that will go into effect this fall.

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There’s a little more time to weigh in on a potential bond measure for Eugene 4J Schools. If placed on the November ballot, it would fund replacing and improving aging school buildings and learning materials.

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Caitlyn Jenner is coming to the University of Oregon with her publicist to talk about how she controlled the media narrative during and after her gender transition.

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The former vice principal of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, has filed notice that he intends to sue the Springfield School District for more than $6 million.

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Oregon’s licensing agency for educators has dismissed misconduct allegations against the former superintendent of the South Lane School District.

The Eugene 4J School District is close to finalizing a schedule that will begin during 2018-2019 academic year. It’s holding a community forum Wednesday  from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 4J Education Center.


The Eugene 4J School Board says they’re not going to arm teachers. Despite the Trump Administration’s call to do so. Board members discussed a draft resolution on school safety at their Wednesday meeting.

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield School District Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith announced Monday she will leave her job at the end of the school year.

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School supporters in the Douglas County community of Oakland are hoping to convince voters to help pay for a new high school. A bond levy is on the May 15th primary ballot.

Eugene 4J

A proposal by Eugene 4-J to establish a common schedule across the school district has drawn criticism. A community forum is scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics is set to lose its charter status by late June. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some locals oppose the action.

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More than 80 parents met at Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics last night, for facilitated discussions on the school’s future. A3 faces the loss of its charter status after revelations surfaced of a sexually-abusive relationship between its principal and a student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Eugene 4J School District is considering a standard schedule for all of its schools.

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The Eugene School District is considering the implementation of a common schedule for all of its students.

Umpqua Community College

Friday, Umpqua Community college held a dedication ceremony for a new building. It replaces Snyder Hall, where on October 1st 2015, a gunman opened fire, killing 9 people, then himself.

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