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Educators Seek Guidance On The Future Of Oregon Schools

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.

Oregon Rising is a statewide effort to get the views of everyday citizens on the future of schools in the state. Colt Gill is Bethel Superintendent. He says the effort is non-partisan and not connected to any ballot measure
Gill: “We’re opening up to dream about anything so it could be that when you were in school you had shop classes in middle school or you had 4 different foreign language options in high school and you want to see those things return to schools today. That’s the kind of information we’re looking for. What is it that our families want and think is important.”
Gill says they’re hoping to get at least 10 thousand participants in an online survey. The results will go to state legislators and local school boards.
Wednesday’s Oregon Rising event is at Sheldon High School in Eugene at 7 p.m.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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