Education

It’s unanimous. With recent announcements from Eastern Oregon University and the Oregon Institute of Technology, all of Oregon’s public universities will be requiring COVID-19 vaccinations this fall.

OIT made its announcement Wednesday afternoon, and EOU followed on Thursday. Like all of Oregon’s other public universities, both OIT and EOU will require vaccinations for students, faculty and staff — except with legally accepted exemptions.

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The Eugene 4J School District plans to have students back for five-day a week in person learning in the fall.

Photo Courtesy of Eugene Pavlov Photography and Family Building Blocks / Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation announced today it is giving $40 million in state-funded grants to summer enrichment programs. 

  

  

Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County

Amidst remote work, job loss and economic uncertainty during the pandemic, many families have also faced a new need and expense: child-care for their school-aged kids. Here’s how one coastal Oregon town helped fill the gap.

Kaylee Domzalski / OPB

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is easing the statewide restrictions placed on school districts with the goal of seeing more students return to in-person instruction by February; the governor’s latest announcement comes despite a continued surge in the number of people being diagnosed with coronavirus in the state.

Jes Burns

The University of Oregon announced Tuesday that winter term courses will continue to be mostly remote and online.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Families with eligible school students in Oregon will receive a boost in their food benefits this fall.

Class of 2020 moves on without the usual milestones

Sep 24, 2020

The high school class of 2020 didn’t get the usual milestones. Graduations were canceled. Student athletes couldn’t play out their final seasons. Now, some of these young people start college amid continued uncertainty while battling the dread of online learning.

Former high school basketball star Dapri Miller doesn’t tend to dwell on the bad stuff, though.

“Just like my mom, grandma and grandpa always told me: ‘Not everything’s about you, just keep going, keep moving,’” said the 18-year-old Madras High School graduate.

City of Newport

Teachers in Lincoln County are objecting to the school district’s requirement that they teach distance learning from the classroom.

The Eugene 4J School District is offering three options for students in the fall in compliance with state education and health requirements. The board met Wednesday night to develop a plan for the upcoming school year.

 


Springfield School District

Springfield School District  plans to start the fall with online learning. but under the current plan, K through 3 students can be in the classroom come September. 


Brian Bull / KLCC

Teachers showed support for black lives today outside the federal courthouse in Eugene. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this is the fourteenth straight day of events calling for justice reform and Black empowerment.

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.

Jason Floyd, Student Succes Navigator with Lane ESD, joins KLCC's Jill Torres to talk about a conference called "State of Emergency". It's at Lane Community College on April 27th.  


Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon Governor Kate Brown shared her legislative agenda today  at the University of Oregon.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, tackling housing concerns was among the top items.

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. 

OSU

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.

 

(Alec Cowan/KLCC)

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

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield School District Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith announced Monday she will leave her job at the end of the school year.

Recorded On: September 8, 2017

Air Date: September 11, 2017

The greater Eugene business community, especially its tech sector, has a critical shortage of skilled workers. A new local program called “Elevate Lane County” (ELC) has emerged to seize this opportunity.

Brian Bull / KLCC

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

Clatsop Community College

Oregon may have record low unemployment, but many of the jobs added recently have been at the top or bottom of the pay scale.  Some of those at the bottom may be eaten up by automation in the future. Economists think these trends will  make Oregon's 17 community colleges critical to the state's success in filling so-called middle wage jobs.

Recorded on: April 14, 2017

Air Date: April 17, 2017

Terri Farina

A school volunteer, jewelry artist, and mother of three is running for the Eugene 4J School District board.

Maya Rabasa says she’s a multilingual, multicultural immigrant from Mexico, who’s done interpretation for Spanish families and backed arts education. 

From Jerry Rosiek.

People running for Eugene’s 4J School Board began formally filing for their candidacy this week.  Among them is Jerry Rosiek, who’s seeking position number 3.

Tamsyn Steadwood / Flickr.com

Today was the first day for Eugene 4J School Board candidates to officially file.   We caught up with some of those running to ask their stance on education.

U.S. Dept of Education

Despite recent improvements in local and statewide high school graduation rates, Oregon still ranks third from the bottom nationwide.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Karen Richards

 

Oregon students perform well academically, but the high school graduation rate is poor. Colt Gill, the governor's new Education Innovation Officer is tasked with finding out why, and coming up with solutions. Gill spoke Thursday at a League of Women Voters lunch.

 


Karen Richards

 

It takes only a moment to sign a major bill into law. It will take years to implement a new Federal education policy. Oregon educators look forward to the possible impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

 

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