Education

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Eugene 4J Schools

School starts this week and 4J students might notice a few changes from last year.

Rachael McDonald

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.

Karen Richards

 

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.

 

Rachael McDonald

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

Rachael McDonald / KWVA

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

KLCC presents monthly news features about The Future of Public Education in Oregon.  The series is reported by Jacob Lewin and Karen Richards, and funded by The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

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University of Oregon

The study of volcanology at the University of Oregon got a $10 million gift on Monday.


Lincoln County School District

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.

Kids Delights

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.

Tiffany Eckert

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.

Rachael McDonald

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.

Cindy Carpien

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.

Rachael McDonald

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."

#IllGoWithYou Supports OSU Transgender Students

May 18, 2016
http://www.illgowithyou.org

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.  

Kyra Buckley

Friday, the White House wrote a letter to the nation’s publicly funded schools explaining how they can safeguard the civil rights of students based on their gender identity.

Lane Community College

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.

Eugene 4J

For the first time in 8 years, the Eugene 4J District won’t have to cut any school days next year. The Superintendent’s budget for the upcoming academic year calls for more school counselors.

Bethel School District

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has tapped Eugene’s Bethel School Superintendent Colt Gill to be the state’s first Education Innovation Officer. Gill will work to improve graduation rates.

Bethel School District

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.

Three Local High Schools Among Best In State

Apr 22, 2016
Oregon Department of Education

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.

Umpqua Community College

Umpqua Community College has named Dr. Debra Thatcher as its next president. The UCC Board of Trustees announced their decision Monday.

Umpqua Community College

Umpqua Community College is closer to finding a president. Two finalists for the job visited the Roseburg campus this week.
The school has been led by interim presidents since June 2015

Kyra Buckley

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.

Kyra Buckley/KLCC

Middle School students in Eugene got hands on experience in STEM careers Friday at the Arts and Technology Academy. 

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.

Reedsport School District

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.

Matt Rogers

Oregon State University's College of Engineering has launched a humanitarian engineering program. The minor is one of only a few in the nation.

Building A Better Bethel

Mar 21, 2016

Recorded on: March 18th, 2016

Air Date: March 21st, 2016

Speakers: 

Greg Evans, City Councilor
Ethan Nelson, City of Eugene
Debi Farr, Community Member
Colt Gill, Bethel Schools
Clayton Walker, Walker & Associates

Coordinator: Mary Leighton

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