University of Oregon President Michael Schill recommends denaming Dunn Hall on campus because of Frederic Dunn’s racist legacy. The Board of Trustees will consider the proposal at its meeting next week.
It takes only a moment to sign a major bill into law. It will take years to implement a new Federal education policy. Oregon educators look forward to the possible impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
People who are homeless or living in poverty are as likely as anyone else to be interested in intellectual pursuits. A program in Eugene seeks to give homeless people access to classes with authors and university professors for free
For 23 years, the University of Oregon student radio station operated out of a former women’s bathroom in a hard-to-find hallway of the Erb Memorial Union. Now, with the renovation of the EMU, KWVA has moved into brand-new studios
Twenty years from now, based on existing trends, Oregon public schools will be majority minority. Oregon still has a ten-point achievement gap between minorities and whites, and as students of color become a larger part of the school population, closing that gap becomes more important.
Last week, the Eugene 4-J School District announced initial testing found trace levels of lead in water fixtures in three schools and the district office. Those locations turned off drinking fountains and continue to use bottled and filtered water only. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the district’s summer plans include more proactive measures.
Seven University of Oregon students were honored during a special ceremony on Sunday. The Lavender Graduation acknowledges the achievements and campus contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
The event began with a moment of silence in honor of the people killed and wounded in the Sunday morning mass shooting in Orlando.
Then, one at a time, LGBT graduating students faced the small crowd and a loved one spoke about them.
More than 400 students graduated from Umpqua Community College in a ceremony Friday. At the start of the school year, the Roseburg campus was shattered after a gunman opened fire in a writing class, killing 9 people and himself. But the community came together to heal.
It’s been 163 years since Eugene was founded. It’s kind of a strange name for a city. Many people know it was named for Eugene Skinner. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald wondered why. And she found out we’re not alone.
The 400 students at Howard Elementary in Eugene are spending their last couple of weeks in their old facility. Next fall, they’ll start classes in a new, modern building. Generations of students and teachers will bid farewell to the old school Wednesday evening.
A smiling President Obama introduced University of Washington geneticist Mary-Claire King as a Chicago native who first got interested in science through baseball.
"Mary-Claire King's dad would sit with her in front of the TV for Cubs ... and White Sox games," the president, one of the most famous White Sox fans said, pausing to draw laughs from a room crowded with scientists, "and make up story problems for her to solve about the players on the field. She just thought that's how everyone watched baseball."
A national campaign to support transgender people has made its way to Oregon State University. Some students and faculty are sporting a button with the phrase “I’ll Go With You.” Someone who wears the button is willing to accompany a transgender person into a potentially uncomfortable space.
Lane Community College has offered classes in a northwest tribal language for about 10 years. This week, the board of education considered cutting the program because of budget shortfalls. But, the board voted 5-1 this week to keep it.
School leaders want to hear from all Oregonians about their hopes and dreams for education in the state. Wednesday, Eugene 4J, Bethel and Springfield schools are holding a community meeting as part of Oregon Rising.
U.S. News and World Report included three area schools on their 35 Best High Schools in Oregon released Thursday. South Eugene ranked in the top 10, Lowell and Churchill ranked 19th and 23rd respectively. But the report has little impact at the local level.
This story is part of the NPR reporting project “School Money,” a nationwide collaboration between NPR’s Ed Team and 20 member station reporters exploring how states pay for their public schools and why many are failing to meet the needs of their most vulnerable students.
On Friday Eugene elementary school students got hands on experience creating a totem pole. Kids at the Ridgeline Montessori School teamed up with a local woodworker and the 4J School District Natives program for the project.
The Eugene 4J School District wants the public to help them make a roadmap for the next few years. Community members are invited to participate in an online survey as part of its strategic planning process.
The Reedsport School District may stop using its Braves mascot after hearing from a local tribe. Oregon law requires schools to discontinue Native American mascots unless they get the blessing of a tribe. The district has been known as the Braves for more than 50 years.