Education

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Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

At Wednesday night’s Eugene 4J school board meeting, board members unanimously approved a contract renewal for Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School.

University of Oregon

  

As the University of Oregon considers changing their tuition plan, the UO Tuition and Fee Advisory Board will host a public forum this week to hear student and community input.

From the City Club of Eugene:

4J School District

Eugene families are invited to the 4J Elementary School Showcase on Saturday morning. At the event, parents can learn about their options for choosing a school other than the one assigned to their neighborhood, and the school choice process for the 2020-21 school year.

Elizabeth Miller

 

The Eugene 4J School District has extended their deadline for community members to weigh in on how new state funding should be used to increase academic achievement. 

JES BURNS / KLCC News

After many years of late night meetings, the Eugene 4J school board is switching things up. At the beginning of 2020, they will start an hour earlier on a trial basis.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

When you check out at a store, cashiers will often ask you to donate to a cause. As KLCC’s Elizabeth Gabriel reports, customer donations at Rack Room Shoes in Springfield provided an entire elementary school with free shoes.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School in Eugene is seeking renewal of its charter from the 4J school board. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, the district report found the school is in good standing, but needs some improvements.

Rachael McDonald

Lane Community College will ask voters to help pay for improvements to safety and technical facilities on its campuses with a $145 million bond on the May 2020 ballot.

Courtesy of Jennifer Freyd

A psychology professor who has sued the University of Oregon over pay equity has gotten a boost of support from her colleagues.  A public petition has garnered more than 1,000 signatures.


Karen Richards

Eugene 4J’s shift to in-house cooking has meant multiple operations needed to start from scratch. The facilities at the Education Center exemplify several of the changes.


Karen Richards

Eugene 4J schools started making food in-house this summer, ending a 21-year run of outsourcing. The transition is complex, but there are many fruits for the labor. 

 

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Oregon State University has announced its choice for a new president to replace their long-time leader who’s stepping down in June.

University of Oregon

After over two and half years of litigation, two University of Oregon professors have agreed to a settlement with the school for an age discrimination lawsuit. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

The University of Oregon’s board of trustees have approved a bonus for U of O president Mike Schill : $100,000.

Aubrey Bulkeley

A holiday tradition from Iceland has made its way to Eugene. A local writing group collects books as holiday gifts for young people who may not have access to their own reading material.


Recorded On: November 22, 2019

Air Date: November 25, 2019

From the City Club of Eugene:

On May 20, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB3427, the Student Success Act (SSA). With a new business tax, this bill offers an additional $1 billion per year to fund public K-12 education. The new money must be spent in three areas: early learning, student investments, and statewide initiatives designed to find ways to reduce disparities in educational outcomes among student groups whose needs should and could be served more adequately in public schools.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

The Eugene 4J School Board unanimously approved a revised health policy at Wednesday’s school board meeting. The policy will provide free menstrual products in all female and most gender-neutral bathrooms in middle schools and high schools.

Recorded On: November 15, 2019

Air Date: November 18, 2019

From the City Club of Eugene:

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Eugene 4-J school district wants local input on how to spend the $12 million they expect from the Oregon Legislature.

Karen Richards

Lane Community College faculty have been in contract negotiations since January and have been working under an expired contract since July 1st. As KLCC’s Karen Richards reports, many of the disagreements concern part-time employees. 

 

Eugene School District 4J

There are two new additions to 4J's budget committee. Juan Carlos Valle and Maya Rabasa were selected by the Eugene School Board to serve three year terms.

Melorie Begay/KLCC News

Averting a November 4 strike, the University of Oregon’s graduate employees reached a tentative bargaining agreement with the administration, Tuesday night.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A shuttered school in South Eugene will begin anew as a temporary site for students, during some construction projects. 

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

In July, Oregon passed Senate Bill 664 requiring Holocaust and genocide education to be taught starting next school year. Now, one Eugene high school is making sure students get to voice when and how they think students should learn about these issues.

Melorie Begay/KLCC News

After 11 months of negotiations, over a thousand members of the University of Oregon’s Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) are now in favor of going on strike. The union and the institution still have 2 weeks to reach an agreement.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Voter turnout is on the rise on the University of Oregon campus, according to a new study.

University of Oregon

According to a recently released survey, there’s been a slight decrease in sexual assault at the University of Oregon. Overall, the data shows the UO performed somewhat better than the national average.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

On Saturday, supporters celebrated the opening of the University of Oregon’s Black Cultural Center. But one of the former Black Student Task Force members said the university should still do more.

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