Education

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University of Oregon

 

It's innovation week at the University of Oregon, and Friday's Innovation Summit is packed with events showcasing every department. 

 


Rachael McDonald

The Springfield School District plans to open a new Hamlin Middle School building this winter. It’s much larger than the current 70-year old campus and will help the school focus on STEAM—science, engineering, technology, arts and math.

University of Oregon President Michael Schill was scheduled Friday to announce a $50 million gift to the university. But that plan was cut short after a group of protesting students swarmed the stage.  

Shouting "nothing about us without us," the students broke up the gift announcement program just minutes after it began.

The students said they disrupted the program to speak about campus safety for students of color and rising tuition costs.

Rachael McDonald

Margaret Hamilton is the new president of Lane Community College. She was hired after long-time former president Mary Spilde retired.

Around the O

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick interviewed a retired University of Oregon English Professor about his time as a spy following World War II for their documentary The Vietnam War. The series wrapped up Thursday on public television.


University of Oregon

Classes start Monday at the University of Oregon. The incoming class is expected to include about 5,100 freshmen and transfer students.

Tiffany Eckert

McKenzie School District has again pushed back the start of the school year to Monday, Sept. 11 due to wildfires in the area and evacuations.

Lane Community College

Lane Community College in Eugene has joined the chorus of groups urging the Trump Administration to maintain DACA, or the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

Eugene School District 4J

The Eugene 4J School District voted Wednesday night to universally offer free school breakfasts in all of its elementary schools.


Brian Bull / KLCC

The Marcola School District is removing all traces of its old “Mohawk Indians” mascot.  Nowhere is that more evident than inside the high school gymnasium.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Eugene-area operators of unmanned aerial systems – or “drones” – can now learn FAA regulations for commercial ventures.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Eugene 4J Budget Features Zero Cuts

Jun 29, 2017

The Eugene School District’s budget for the upcoming academic year features zero cuts. Even more funds could be added thanks to a likely increase in Oregon’s State School Funding level.


Rivalblitz.com, Oakridge School District.

The Oregon Board of Education has approved Indian mascots for four school districts:  Philomath, Siletz, Rogue River, and Amity have ratified agreements with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, three other districts are taking a different tack.  

Classmates.com

The fate of Native American mascots at four Oregon school districts will be decided this Thursday.  The State Board of Education will review the proposals at their meeting.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

4J School District website.

A new survey asks North Eugenians to weigh in on what they want for their public school system.

The anonymous survey is available online through June 23rd on the 4J district website.

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It’s hard to talk about suicide, but a program that encourages community awareness about the issue is trying to change that.  It has added sessions to its series in central Oregon.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Mim Nolledo / Eugene 4J website

The Eugene 4J School Board has given high marks to its district superintendent, and approved a one-time fix for its instructional hours. 

Earlier this week, the board commended Gustavo Balderus  on his second year, in areas like student achievement, leadership, and managing resources.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Tonight, the 4J School District is saying goodbye to a 60-year-old school building…and celebrating a new one.

Karen Richards

 

Oregon is consistently ranked among the worst states for school funding. It has shorter school years, more students per class, and lower graduation rates than most places in the country. Experts trace the beginning of the trend to the passage of Measure 5 in 1990. 

University of Oregon

The University Of Oregon Board Of Trustees Friday voted unanimously to re-name a building on campus after the first African American to graduate from its school of Architecture. 

Natives Program Facebook photo.

The status of a Native American program for regional K-12 students is uncertain, following President Trump’s latest budget plan. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Rachael McDonald

Two of Oregon’s largest universities got state approval for tuition increases Thursday. The hikes come two weeks after they were rejected by the same commission.

KLCC

Next fall, the University of Oregon will enact a new reporting policy in cases of sexual assault and gender-based discrimination. The policy puts victims in charge.

LCC

Dr. Dale Parnell was 88.

Jes Burns

A state commission Thursday rejected the University of Oregon’s plan to raise in-state tuition by more than 10 percent. The U of O says this is a tremendous setback as it grapples with less state funding and higher costs.

Brian Bull / KLCC

As the University of Oregon deliberates what name will replace Frederick Dunn’s on a campus building, the head of the local NAACP says more needs to be done to honor African-Americans in Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Clatsop Community College

Oregon may have record low unemployment, but many of the jobs added recently have been at the top or bottom of the pay scale.  Some of those at the bottom may be eaten up by automation in the future. Economists think these trends will  make Oregon's 17 community colleges critical to the state's success in filling so-called middle wage jobs.

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Standardized state tests have been around for over 50 years. They've had opposition for nearly as long. Oregon's “Smarter Balanced” assessments of the past three years spawned a strong opt-out movement. Some of the tests' flaws and hiccups have been fixed. Let's look at the work that remains to be done. 

 

 


Oregon State University

Oregon State University plans to use $25 million from an anonymous donor to launch an expansion of its LaSells Stewart Center. It says the project will bring together music, theater and visual arts in a new arts and education complex.

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  Oregon State University Board Considers Tuition Increase Friday
The Oregon State University Board of Trustees is expected to vote to raise tuition Friday.  The board is considering a 4 percent increase for resident undergraduates and 2 percent for non-residents.

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