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Madras High School’s turnaround a result of sweeping change
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Feb 5, 6:36 AM: There are many ways to judge a high school’s success — test scores, graduation rates — and most people wouldn’t consider pep rallies to be one of them. But for students at the resurgent Madras High School, where graduation rates >
Legislature looks to bolster education funding - with strings attached
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Jan 25, 5:59 AM: A small group of legislators spent a year compiling their wish list of improvements to Oregon’s failing education system. Now they have five months to whittle it down to something realistic, find a way to fund it and sell the rest >
Heppner student ropes in online education
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Jan 24, 7:05 AM: A Heppner High School freshman has corralled his abilities in the rodeo arena while still keeping up in the classroom — thanks to Morrow Academy.
The Urban-Rural Divide: Funding rural school maintenance a challenge
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Jan 22, 7:13 AM: While school districts in the state’s metropolitan areas pass high-priced bonds with regularity, communities in rural parts of the state must include only what is “absolutely necessary” to pass bonds — and even then it most often is >
My View: Celebrate Oregon's educational options
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Dec 18, 5:56 AM: As a mother of 13 children (no, that's not a typo) and grandmother of 17 more, I understand the critical role that parents play in the lives of their children. Education can make or break a child's future, and school choice gives >
Salem-Keizer board denies additional funding for Howard Street Charter School
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Dec 13, 8:19 AM: The Salem-Keizer School Board has denied additional funding to Howard Street Charter School to secure and improve its new building.
Emissions cap, education reform top priorities as lawmakers return to Salem
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Dec 10, 6:42 AM: As for education reform, members of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success still don't expect to have a solid proposal until midway through the 2019 session.
Gov. Brown reaches out to rural Oregon
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Dec 7, 7:54 AM:

And Brown wants to divvy millions for rural community colleges across the state, with a focus on career readiness.

Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Education
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Oct 16, 5:03 AM: In the third and final gubernatorial debate, Gov. Kate Brown gave a number of where she wants the graduation rate to be by the end of her term, assuming she’s re-elected.
PSU’s flexibility with online classes makes it easier to get a business education
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Oct 15, 5:01 AM: In Portland, more undergraduates are setting the terms for earning their degrees by choosing which of their classes each quarter to take online or on campus.
My View: Technical training is the key to success
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Oct 11, 7:18 AM: Our community is at a critical point, one that inspires us to meet work force needs by bridging the skills gap, and to offer students access to greater opportunity. By way of increased state funding and industry partnerships, CTE >
Letter: Parents need options for children with learning challenges
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Oct 4, 4:43 AM: Instead of trying to shoehorn students with unique needs into a single system, Oregon should empower families with school choice. Implementing a system like Education Savings Accounts would allow parents like Tara to enroll their >
Oregon Ed Board Draws Criticism, Defense For Loosening Instruction Time Rules
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Sep 25, 5:22 AM: What the board terms “flexibility” affects several groups. Seniors who have either earned all the credits they need to graduate, or who are on track to do so, can fall short of minimum instructional time.
Editorial: Gov. Brown silent on the big question
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Sep 4, 5:53 AM: The two leading candidates for governor, Republican Knute Buehler of Bend and incumbent Democrat Kate Brown, both came out with plans for Oregon’s lackluster education system this summer. Only Buehler offered a way to pay for >
Advocates for black children silence Portland school board
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Aug 30, 6:40 AM: The crowd of families who sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing" had come to advocate that Portland Public Schools not evict a charter school that caters to black students. But frustration over the treatment of KairosPDX school became a >
A yearly question: Kairos PDX's Albina future uncertain
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Jul 18, 6:06 AM: But, with three weeks until school starts, that location's future is in question -- a question that's become too consistent. Kairos said they're facing a yearly challenge to stay in that Portland Public Schools building, something >
Letter: Give parents real choice
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Jul 9, 4:13 AM: If the local public school is a good fit for your family, that's wonderful. Keep sending your child there. But just as we can vote with our dollars for healthy food or good movies, educational funding should be a vote for the best >
Guerrero lays out his ideas to address achievement gap in Portland Public Schools
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Jun 21, 6:45 AM: School superintendent ready to launch his Equity 2.0 initiative but critics feel they have been left out of the planning.
Online virtual schools behind traditional schools in performance and graduation rate
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Jun 21, 6:17 AM: Online virtual schools have been offering students a way to learn from the convenience of their homes for years, but the numbers show they're still lagging far behind traditional schools in student performance and graduation >
Improving internet for rural schools
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Apr 30, 5:35 AM: Governor Kate Brown signed a bill that would give funding to expand high speed internet to rural parts of Oregon. Nine districts are applying.

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