4J Schools

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Eugene’s 4J School Board unanimously approved a motion on Wednesday to increase compensation for transportation employees. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

There’s new guidance on masking at school from the state Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority. 

Local Schools Postpone First Day of School Due to Wildfires

Sep 10, 2020
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Due to wildfire smoke in Lane County, many schools have decided to push back the start date for the first day of school. 

Denise Silfee


Studies show that students of color—as well as white students—benefit from having instructors of color. Diversity among Oregon teachers has  increased over the decades, but there’s still a need for ethnically diverse faculty.

Denise Silfee

The pressures of assignments, puberty—plus juggling extracurriculars, and home life—can make it hard to be a kid in school. And even more so if you’re a student of color. Here’s why inclusive curriculums are essential for student learning environments.

Lane County schools regional directory

Public Health teams are pouring over “blueprints for re-opening” from public schools across Lane County. The effort is meant to ensure each school’s plan conforms to state and county health standards.

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The 4J School District has released its re-opening plan for the fall term.  Students have two options that address COVID-19 concerns.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Across Oregon, teachers and supporters participated in a one-day walkout.  Thousands rallied and marched in the "Red for Ed" event, which follows other teacher walkouts and strikes in West Virginia, Los Angeles, and the Carolinas.  KLCC reporters Brian Bull and Chris Lehman provided this coverage of activities in Eugene and Salem.

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.


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

The Eugene 4J School District is close to finalizing a schedule that will begin during 2018-2019 academic year. It’s holding a community forum Wednesday  from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 4J Education Center.

With a potential Eugene 4J school bond on November’s ballot, board members aim to make a decision regarding the budget by May. They hope to incorporate ideas from the community during 6 forums. KLCC’s Briana Friden went to one of them at Cal Young Middle school.

4J School District website.

A new survey asks North Eugenians to weigh in on what they want for their public school system.

The anonymous survey is available online through June 23rd on the 4J district website.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Tonight, the 4J School District is saying goodbye to a 60-year-old school building…and celebrating a new one.

Civic Education In Oregon: Youth Voices

May 4, 2015

Recorded on: May 1st, 2015

Air Date: May 4th, 2015

Guest Speakers include Harley Emery from Thurston, Sydney Baker from Springfield, Alya Bussel from Teen Court/Sheldon, Yessenia Carlos from LULAC/UO, Vincent Lanier from South Eugene, and Christian Mora from Willamette High School.

Eugene School District 4J

Eugene School District 4J is offering parents and students ways to help choose which school to attend next year.

4J has a long-standing system of allowing families to apply for enrollment in schools outside their neighborhood. Spokeswoman Kerry Delf explains.

Backpacks For Back To School Kicks Off

Aug 6, 2014
Amanda Butt

Wednesday, St. Vincent de Paul along with sponsoring partners met at Bi-Mart in Eugene to kick-off the “Backpacks for Back to School Drive.”

The “Backpacks for Back-to-School Drive” gives backpacks filled with basic school supplies to Lane County students for their first day of school. Ronnel Curry, executive director of the Springfield Education Foundation says new school supplies are vital to a child’s success.  

Angela Kellner

William Shakespeare is said to have been born on     April 23rd 450 years ago.  Eugene is home to a family named "Shakespear" -- and they're related to the Bard!  Intrigued by their name,  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with two family members:  Roosevelt Middle School 8th grader Zac, and his mother,  Christy.