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Oregon House OKs boost to rural broadband
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Jun 25, 7:27 AM: Broadband internet would get a boost in rural Oregon under legislation that passed the Oregon House on Monday, supporters said.
3 Oregon school employees sue union for not letting them drop out. Lawmakers pass bill that could make it even more difficult.
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Jun 12, 5:34 AM: Three Oregon school employees sued their union in federal court Tuesday, arguing it’s unfair that the union only lets members drop out and stop paying dues during the month of September.
Chartering a path
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May 29, 5:10 AM: Nine years ago, when Oregon Trail Academy opened as a kindergarten-through-fourth-grade school, few would've envisioned its eldest students would become the first class to graduate with International Baccalaureate diplomas from an >
Hundreds of Oregon teachers rally at Capitol, Republican senators still absent
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May 9, 5:45 AM: Hundreds of teachers in Salem and tens of thousands across Oregon cut class Wednesday to demand more money for schools, while Senate Republicans — for the second day in a row — denied Democrats the opportunity to vote on a >
Here’s what you need to know about Wednesday’s teacher walkout
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May 8, 7:15 AM: Teachers and education advocates across the state will flock to several rallies Wednesday in a bid to pressure the Oregon Legislature into passing a $2 billion corporate tax package to buoy K-12 funding and push for more money for >
Many Oregon School Districts To Close May 8 For Teacher Walkout
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May 7, 7:01 AM: Schools in 24 districts across Oregon will close for at least part of the day on Wednesday in response to a planned walk out by teachers to advocate for more school funding.
Opinion: New $2 billion tax is for PERS, not ‘for the kids’
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May 7, 6:59 AM: Last week the Oregon House approved a new $2 billion tax on Oregon sales, very similar to the one voters rejected in 2016. Don't be fooled by its “for the kids” campaign. It’s a brilliant ruse: only big terrible corporations will >
Oregon’s $2 billion school spending bill leaves a lot to be decided
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May 7, 5:20 AM: Oregon lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a new business tax to support $2 billion in additional school spending over each two-year budget cycle. The bill won approval in the House last week and could come before the Senate as >
Gearing up for the future: Students with CTE experience enter college, workforce
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May 6, 7:18 AM: Although high school graduates are able to get jobs easier upon completion of CTE courses and obtaining certificates, there are many college opportunities as well.
Walkout worries
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Apr 25, 7:57 AM: Both district leadership and the teachers union said they support increased funding and want to minimize problems for parents and students who will have to deal with an increasingly likely school closure. What they disagree on is >
Eugene School District may close school May 8 due to teacher walkouts
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Apr 18, 7:03 AM: Eugene School District teachers will join their counterparts across Oregon for a planned walkout next month to protest the lack of K-12 funding from the state, forcing the district to draft a contingency plan in case it is unable to >
Ore. offers $2 billion for schools as teachers plan walkout
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Apr 5, 7:11 AM: Oregon legislative leaders laid out their plan to raise billions in dollars in revenue for schools, as teachers are readying themselves for a walkout to protest a chronic disinvestment in the state education system.
Oregon Completes Combined School, College And Employment Info Database
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Mar 27, 7:43 AM: The SLDS, as the database is called, pulls together information on Oregonians from public school databases, college and university registries, and the state’s employment department system, all with the goal of better analyzing how >
Letter: Education savings accounts: A “Ticket to the Future” today
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Mar 7, 6:22 AM: "A scholarship is not a five-year plan or a power point…,” Derrell explained recently. “It’s a ticket to the future, granted today, for a child trying to shape his or her own destiny in the here and >
Portland school board to decide fate of embattled charter school
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Feb 26, 7:42 AM: The Portland school board on Tuesday will decide the fate of one of its seven public charter schools, a decision school supporters say is unfair given the relatively short deadline they’ve been given to address persistently low test >
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 >

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