Education

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 fifteenth 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.

 

Lane Community College

Thousands of applicants have signed up for a new program that helps Oregonians get a free community college education. The deadline to apply for Oregon Promise grants is March 1st.

KITS Facebook page

A program that offers Lane County children tools to prepare for kindergarten has received federal money to expand to more school districts. The funds will total $3 million over three years.

Karen Richards

Both of Oregon's U.S. Senators were on the University of Oregon campus today (Monday) to hear from college students about how to deal with the rising cost of school. They called it a "listening session."

The state released the results of new standardized tests Thursday. The expectation was that students might find the more rigorous tests challenging. But, Eugene 4J students performed above the statewide average.

Meeting Date: September 11, 2015

Air Date: September 14, 2015  

Four Lane County school superintendents will discuss their plans for social studies, civics, government, and community projects in their districts. The September 11 Friday Forum will also give City Club members and guests an opportunity to become acquainted with the new 4J superintendent and Springfield’s recently appointed interim superintendent.

Teachers Incorporating Agriculture In The Classroom

Sep 6, 2015
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In an effort to keep kids interested and informed about farming, the non-profit educational foundation, "Agriculture in the Classroom" is continuing to build on its success from the last three years.

Creswell Welcomes Three Low-Emission School Buses

Aug 30, 2015
Theresa Bichsel

The Creswell School District is replacing three diesel-powered school buses with new low-emission ones. A federal grant will cover 25% of the cost of the new buses.

Theresa Bichsel is the transportation supervisor for the district, which operates 15 school buses. She says the new vehicles will greatly benefit Creswell students.

Bichsel: "We have the opportunity with these cleaner burning buses to immediately impact our students and the immediate area around our school and our routes. In essence that is helping our community and the global community."

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All this week, NPR is digging into high school graduation rates. Oregon has the lowest grad rate of any state - of less than 69 percent in 2013. Oregon's long-term plan to improve graduation rates starts really early - with preschoolers.

With the help of a family in OPB's "Class of 2025" project, Rob Manning looks at the difference preschool can make.

Recorded on: April 24th, 2015

Air Date: April 27th, 2015

Educators, administrators, policy makers, researchers, and parents in Eugene and across the nation are engaged in a lively debate about the Common Core State Standards and testing. The two separate but related issues include the Smarter Balanced tests now used in Oregon. In February, City Club members heard UO Professor Jerry Rosiek critique these initiatives, particularly noting the danger of relying too heavily on any system of testing to assess school productivity.

Rob Manning / OPB

We continue "Testing 1-2-3" today - OPB's occasional series on standardized testing in Oregon. Some younger students are already taking new the new federally-mandated tests. High schoolers will take them soon. There are questions about the time these Common Core tests will take.

An American flag, a University of Oregon banner, and posters with literary terms hang in the front of David Wilkinson's room at Beaverton's Westview High.... a typical English class. Wilkinson is leading his 11th graders through a college admissions essay.

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