Education

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The University of Oregon is considering a tuition increase. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the proposal this week.

Jes Burns

79 non-tenured faculty members at the University of Oregon’s largest college have received the news that they’re out of a job next year. The move is part of an overall re-structuring taking place at the U of O.

Rachael McDonald

A group of University of Oregon students is holding a sit-in at Johnson Hall on campus. They want the U of O Foundation to divest from fossil fuels.

Lane Community College

Thousands of applicants have signed up for a new program that helps Oregonians get a free community college education. The deadline to apply for Oregon Promise grants is March 1st.

KITS Facebook page

A program that offers Lane County children tools to prepare for kindergarten has received federal money to expand to more school districts. The funds will total $3 million over three years.

This is the final week for families in the Eugene 4J district to make their choices about which school they’d like their children to attend.

At the same time law enforcement was grappling with an armed occupation outside of Burns, a high school teacher was finding a "teachable moment." Actually a month of teachable moments.

The armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge shut down Harney County schools for a week.

Spanish and English have been in contact with each other since colonial times. A University of Oregon professor has brought them together for a new class called "Spanglish."

Recorded on: February 5, 2016

Air Date: February 8, 2016

On July 1, 2015, Michael Schill left the Windy City and his job as dean of the University of Chicago Law school to begin his tenure as the president of the University of Oregon. He has committed his leadership to achieving three primary objectives:

Dr. Mary Spilde made the announcement at Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting.

Jes Burns

University of Oregon students rallied Wednesday in protest of proposed tuition hikes. The rally was followed by a meeting with administration.

UCC Strong

Within hours of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, a fund was created with donations to help the victims.  More than $650,000 dollars have already been distributed to those most directly harmed by what happened. Now, nearly four months after the campus tragedy, the UCC Strong Fund is broadening its scope of support.

KOIN.com

Oregon’s high school graduation rate increased to 73-point-8 percent in 2015. That’s up 2 percent from the year before.

Kyra Buckley/KLCC

Lane Community College is in the final stages of renovating its Center Building on the main campus. Today more than 150 community members and students gathered to cut the ribbon to the new facilities.

Marcola High School

Some Oregon public schools will be allowed to keep their Native American Mascots…at least for now. The State Board of Education last week said that’s only if they secure permission from a tribe. One of those schools is in the Mohawk Valley—KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert speaks with the superintendent of Marcola School District.

University of Oregon

A team of scientist at the University of Oregon has received a $900,000 grant. The team, led by physicist Richard Taylor, hopes to develop a bio-inspired retinal implant.

Karen Richards

One hundred eighteen college students spent last weekend holed up in the Lillis Business Complex, intensively writing computer code and strategizing. They were participants in the first gaming “hack-a-thon” at the University of Oregon.

OPB

The University of Oregon is pulling out of its high-profile, $3.4 million branding and advertising contract, instead directing the money towards academic and research goals.  

The Power Of The Second Language

Jan 11, 2016

Recorded on: January 8, 2016

Air Date: January 11, 2016

The Power of the Second Language

Guest Speakers:
Darby Gionnone, Founder of School District 4J's Yujin Gakuen
Robin Chappell, Charlemagne French Immersion School
Joel Lavin, Eugene's Camino del Río/River Road Elementary School
Eric Pakulak, Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon

Coordinator: Randy Prince

Rachael McDonald

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, some of his original first folios are on tour in the United States. The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is the only place in the state hosting this traveling exhibit.

Ian Campbell / Roseburg News-Review

The Umpqua Community College building where a man fatally shot 9 people will be completely remodeled under a plan approved Thursday by the school’s Board of Trustees.

Jacob Lewin

More than one in four of Oregon's high school students don't graduate...or at least don't graduate on time.  The U.S. Department of Education ranks the state 47th, although that's up from 49th a year ago.

Lane Community College Closed

Jan 4, 2016

Lane Community College has closed all its campuses today due to poor travel conditions and prospects for only limited improvements in road conditions.  LCC  asks people to not attempt to travel to any Lane Community College campuses or facilities unless required to do so by a Lane manager. And, be safe.

University of Oregon

University of Oregon Chemistry Professor Geri Richmond is among those chosen by the White House to receive the National Medal of Science. She’ll travel to Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks to accept the award, along with 8 other scientists.

Karen Richards

International student populations at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College have ballooned in the last five years. Both schools have long-term goals to further increase the numbers. However certain costs and risks could jeopardize their efforts.

 

University of Oregon

Last month black students at the University of Oregon met with President Schill to discuss challenges African-Americans face on campus. After that meeting, the Black Student Task Force published a list of demands addressed to UO’s administration.

City of Eugene

A bike safety program for middle school students in Eugene and Springfield is expanding. A $30,000 grant will help the program add over 40 classes.

Casper Journal

Umpqua Community College Wednesday appointed Dr. Walter Nolte as its new interim president.
Nolte is 67.

Wikipedia

Florence-area students were released early today in advance of a potentially strong windstorm. District buses started to leave schools at about 12:30 p.m. All afternoon and evening activities districtwide are being canceled.

Eugene 4J School District

The Eugene 4J School District has agreed to an exclusive rights-contract with Nike for varsity uniforms. The school board voted 5 to 2 at their Wednesday meeting to approve the 5-year contract with the Beaverton-based company.

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