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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.
Opinion: Career Technical Education creates pathways to high demand, high wage careers
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Apr 23, 7:16 AM: ODE reports 770 CTE programs of study available across the state, in career learning areas ranging from natural resources to arts, from communications to engineering.
Editorial: Madrone Trail board makeup is cause for concern
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Apr 11, 6:35 AM: Madrone Trail Public Charter School has much work to do to save its charter with the Medford School District. Test scores are far below state averages, and district officials have expressed concerns about finances as well. But the >
Editorial: Climbing school-reform’s Everest
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Apr 2, 5:03 AM: One obvious way to boost graduation rates is to increase the number of career and technical education, or CTE, courses offered in Oregon high schools. The schools that already offer what used to be called vocational education >
Springfield School District to take full control of A3 alternative school
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Mar 13, 6:10 AM: The Springfield School District will move to end the charter school designation for the Academy of Arts and Academics, an alternative high school also known as A3.
Oregon won't allow 529 tax breaks for K-12 private school
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Mar 9, 6:48 AM: Oregon parents won't get a state tax break on money they save to pay for K-12 private schooling, lawmakers have decided. That's despite a federal tax break approved in December as part of a congressional tax overhaul.
Bill would extend extracurricular activities to charter, home-school students
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Mar 2, 7:09 AM: Charter and home-school students will be able to attend music programs and other extracurricular­ activities at regular schools in Oregon, following a move by the Legislature.
Wahtonka school seeks charter
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Feb 7, 7:17 AM: Wahtonka Community School is venturing into the uncharted waters of becoming a charter school. Principal Brian Goodwin is unabashed about why: He wants to give the alternative school the budget protection offered by charter school >
Elementary Schools showcase programs to parents for school choice
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Jan 8, 5:52 AM: January is School Choice Month in the Eugene 4J District, and families had a chance on Saturday to check out the options for their kids. When looking at the numerous elementary schools to choose from, each has its own specialty, >
Gearing up for college
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Jan 3, 8:11 AM: In a major victory for charter school teens, they now have a fully equipped computer lab they use for looking at colleges. Reedsport Community Charter School Office Manager Sheri Wall looked around the lab, smiling.
Dropout rates at Oregon's alternative high schools cry out for better oversight, audit says
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Dec 21, 7:16 AM: Oregon's nearly 50 alternative high schools and online schools urgently require heightened scrutiny and better state oversight to stanch their flood of dropouts, a state audit has found.
Charter school helps kids in special circumstances with Resource Link
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Dec 5, 6:16 AM: Though the program has moved locations throughout the district, it has settled in four classrooms in the second floor of the Harding Building. It is also one of the most unique charter schools around and is often used as an >
Access Academy Parents Push Portland Public Schools For 'Home'
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Oct 9, 6:43 AM: Oregon’s largest school district is weighing options for how to redraw boundaries for much of North and Northeast Portland. The changes Portland Public Schools could enact hinge at least in part on the fate of two programs: Kairos >
KairosPDX Charter School Can Stay At Humboldt Building, PPS Says
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Oct 5, 5:32 AM: The next version of Portland Public Schools’ boundary proposal for Northeast Portland will keep KairosPDX charter school, a program that caters to African-American students, in the historic heart of Portland’s black >

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