oregon-schools

Impact
"Things are hard here for families," she says. She explained how most jobs are service job and are part-time and minimum wage. Fishing and timber jobs are very scarce, which is part of what makes this program so critical here.
Education
Parents in Beaverton, Ore. are asking the school board to tax them more. As a result, some classes number around 50 students
Education
With one eye on the country's next president, voters in several states were also casting their ballots for strong local issues
Education
My involvement with PTA began when my daughter entered school. I found there were many volunteer projects that I could be a part of to enhance the educational experience for every child.
Education
"No jail for me and that is only because of luck … no witnesses coming forward," the message reads. "He said he was of legal
Education
Art integration or teaching all disciplines through the arts, is gaining credibility in San Diego, and the Young Audiences effort here portends yet another victory for those advocating more art integration in the schools.
Education
A report on the effectiveness of a "virtual school" company, K12, Inc., was released recently. It provides a serious warning to educational "innovators" who are moving in the direction of relying on technology as a substitute for teachers.
Politics
Believe it or not, 2012 is shaping up to be all about the Beaver State. With innocuous races for the Oregon legislature and an under the radar non-partisan race for statewide office, Oregon is the sleeper state up for grabs in 2012.
Education
"It's a first step on the way to a promising use of technology, but I don't think people should see it as an end-all, be
College
For many people the debate comes down to one question: tribute or stereotype? But there's also another, arguably more compelling way to answer this question: look to the data.
Education
State arbitrator William Reeves rules that the district must provide back pay to teachers who weren't paid for the additional
Education
The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly
Education
The eight district leaders, among them the district's top lawyer and chief financial officer, all played some role in the
Education
"Let's take the politics out of education." In my many years observing and writing about American education I've probably heard variants of that phrase hundreds of times. It's naïve, of course.
Education
A bill that would give way to mounting online charter school enrollment in Oregon caused a clash so significant that it halted
Education
Let's modify top-down educational mandates such as No Child Left Behind to unleash the power of communities to adapt school models to neighborhood needs.
Education
In the next breath, however, the board voted to continue with plans that would close schools. The district could save almost
Education
As an academic and media professional, I am troubled by educational policies that result in removing face-to-face teacher-student interaction from the learning equation.