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Oregon educators and tribes are excited about new state mandated curriculum as its being developed. It fulfills Senate Bill 13, which requires the state’s department of education to create course material that’s culturally inclusive and relevant to Oregon’s 9 federally recognized tribes. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

A petition drive is directed at the 4J School District, following presentations by a medical group as part of the district’s sex ed curriculum.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, petitioners want it barred from future presentations.

Creswell School District

A new superintendent is coming to the Springfield School District.

Eugene 4J

The Eugene 4J school board Wednesday voted to change its food service operations. The district will not renew its contract with Sodexo, they'll manage it in-house effective July 1st.

Due to last week’s snowstorm, students here in Eugene will be in school until June 18.

Bradley W. Parks

Oregon’s deaf community is asking lawmakers to remove terms from state law that many of its members consider offensive.

UO Limits Student-Teacher Relationships

Jan 31, 2019

In this time of greater awareness about power dynamics, the University of Oregon Senate passed a policy Wednesday that limits student-teacher relationships. The goal is “to foster a learning environment characterized by professional behavior and fair and impartial treatment.”

University of Oregon President Michael Schill discusses  the recent past and future of the relationship between town and gown. What plans are being made? What changes can we expect? He also talks about funding challenges to Oregon’s public universities, the status of building projects and plans to attract a world-class faculty

Eugene School District 4J

It’s school choice time here in the Eugene School District. Beginning January 1st, parents have the entire month to explore their options for the 2019-2020 school year.

Karen Richards

The United Nations has declared 2019 “The Year of Indigenous Languages.” Many Oregon tribes are working hard to bring back their native tongues. Though the work is challenging, they try to find ways to keep it light-hearted.  

Karen Richards

All over Oregon, words that haven't been said out loud for generations are being spoken again. The work to revitalize native languages has accelerated in recent years, and scholars hope their efforts will yield generations of new speakers.



Oregon Legislature

A Eugene non-profit group says its anti-bullying efforts in Lane and Linn County schools could be used as a model statewide. Oregon lawmakers will consider funding an expansion of the program during their next legislative session.

State of Oregon: Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Higher education officials in Oregon will use a new grant to work on improving graduation rates for students of color. 

Chris Lehman / KLCC

After a collapse caused construction delays earlier this year, Oregon State University says work on its new Forestry Building is coming along well.  KLCC’s Chris Lehman reports.

The number of K-12 students who are homeless in Oregon decreased last year-- but just slightly. A new report by the state Department of Education shows the youth homeless count, district by district.

Recorded On: November 16, 2018

Air Date: November 19, 2018

Solid research shows that students who take career and technical education courses are significantly more likely to graduate from high school than comparable peers. In 2016, voters in Oregon passed Measure 98, the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act. Under this act, districts receive funds to establish or expand career and technical education programs in high schools, as well as to improve access to post-secondary programs and expand dropout-prevention strategies in high schools.

Eugene 4J

Eugene voters overwhelmingly approved a $319 million dollar bond for the 4J School District.


Business students can earn a bachelor’s degree in less time under a new agreement being signed today by Lane Community College and Oregon State University.


Angela Kellner / KLCC

The University of Oregon broke ground Friday on a new Black Cultural Center. It’s the result of protests by black students on campus three years ago.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon’s Native American students largely struggle to keep pace with their non-Indian peers.  Graduation rates and attendance are low, while dropouts are high. In this months’ segment for the series, “Native Voices of Oregon” KLCC’s Brian Bull talks to Indian educators about the challenges their students face, and what’s being done to brighten their prospects.

Tiffany Eckert

Oregon’s 2019 Teacher of the Year was named at an impromptu pep assembly in Eugene Tuesday. A popular Churchill High School educator received the honor from Governor Kate Brown.


The “Yes for 4J Schools” citizen committee kicked off a $319 million bond campaign today -- the largest bond in Lane County history. The size of the bond reflects immensely increased costs since 2013.

Oregon School Employee

Hear an extended interview with Tyler Whitmire, field representative for the Oregon School Employees Association who negotiated a labor contract for Eugene 4J classified employees. The agreement was ratified by classified employees on Tuesday, Sept 4 and approved by the 4J Board of Education on Wednesday (09/05/18) night.

Eugene 4J

Wednesday night, the Eugene 4-J School Board finalized a contract agreement with the classified employee’s union.

The Eugene School District has finalized a contract with its classfied employees union.


The Eugene School Board has approved its final number for this fall’s proposed bond measure: $319 million.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The new mascot for South Eugene High School is now prominently part of the campus’ renovation.

The Board of Trustees of Oregon State University has approved a new program- at their OSU-Cascades Branch- for licensed registered nurses to get a Bachelor of Science degree—online. The program is geared toward nurses in Central Oregon and the greater Bend area, where the need is greatest.

Eugene 4J Schools

The Eugene 4J School District is hosting the last of their community forums this Wednesday that will help decide the future of the district’s buildings.

After years of planning and months of community feedback, the board is considering a bond measure for the November ballot that would update numerous 4J schools.

(Alec Cowan/KLCC)

Local high school and middle school students gathered at the University of Oregon for an eye-opening world experience this week.