442 articles

Beaverton, Aloha, Century high schools make gains in graduation rates, despite challenge of significant numbers of poor students
Apr 28, 11:47 AM:

OR's Washington Cnty. comprehensive high schools exceeded expectations (though no mention of what those were), showed the most improvement over the last year. Could serve as an example to other struggling, area high >

Oregon House passes bill that would allow non-educators to become superintendents
Apr 21, 12:58 PM:

OR House approves bill to allow non-educators to be hired as superintendents. Intended to broaden talent pool. Success can happen with the right quality of leader. But look no further than Cathie Black's appointment in >

Lake Oswego community members voice concerns and support for school closures
Apr 21, 11:53 AM:

OR district asks parents panel to develop a plan for a $2.2 million budget shortfall. Put power in parents hands. They suggest closing three schools but reject other board plans.

Closing schools may not always be the >

Editorial: The top-down risk in reform
Apr 20, 10:31 AM:

OR gov plan to appoint a head of schools instead of electing one worries families that embrace charters, vouchers and local choice, Moving power up not the answer. May hinder movement to better engage parents in local >

A virtual world of discovery
Apr 18, 9:56 AM:

Rural OR teachers are using Second Life to meet, discuss and share ideas. Amusing analysis of project’s potential for teachers, but little here on impact of new teaching ideas on kids or on possibility of direct S.L. >

House Passes K-12 Budget
Apr 14, 11:53 AM:

Oregon House passes K-12 education budget providing $5.7 billion for districts statewide. Stable for government, not teachers. Helpful to know what this means for children. What educational reform is missing?    

Hillsboro School District will add education options to some schools over the next few years
Apr 14, 10:52 AM:

Hillsboro School District plans to offer more ed options, including dual language programs, online classes, and International Baccalaureate. No numbers here. Tell us about demand, cost and how programs to be funded.

GOP cries foul over education panel
Apr 8, 3:29 PM:

GOPers in evenly divided House say their reform ideas aren't getting a fair hearing by ed panel. Dems disagree. What, you thought they'd agree? No surprise in this typical back and forth. Politics covered. Missing -- >

Oregon House Republicans say there's little support for education reform
Apr 8, 8:29 AM:

OR lawmakers express frustration at House Ed Committee, fear no ed reform bills will be passed this session. Politics taking focus away from bigger issues. Bills for school choice, charters and teacher reform all likely >

Gov. John Kitzhaber begins lobbying in the Oregon Legislature to create a new statewide education board
Apr 6, 1:50 PM:

OR bill wants to make schools work for per-pupil funding instead of handing it over without consequences. Systemic perspective to try and boost achievement could've been better if you'd addressed opposition's claim that >

Legislation stalls in the Oregon House Education Committee as co-chairs try to find common ground
Apr 5, 10:48 AM:

OR House Education Committees' political agendas prevent legislators from passing bills on higher education and charter schools. More insight into stalled education legislation, please. And where are the parent (a.k.a. >

Latham Elementary Stays Open; Board Cites School Choice
Apr 5, 10:01 AM:

South Lane school board keeps school open despite soaring expense. Choice for parents and children prioritized but how will resultant staff cuts impact their education?


What's the school's academic record?

Rural Oregon sending more high school graduates to college, despite the rougher road
Mar 29, 5:40 PM:

More rural OR kids head to college, though it can still be tougher than for urbanites. Data on those who finish two- and four-year colleges needs comparison with kids from urban areas and other states for perspective.

Former school employee defends hiring kin
Mar 29, 4:59 PM:

OR ed department worker accused of gross neglect because she hired her children when she led program for Medford schools. Bases covered here questioning all involved on how law allegedly violated, even if some responses >

Excelsior Prep opening could be delayed
Mar 29, 12:33 PM:

Excelsior Prep in Woodburn, OR, may not welcome students this summer. No building space yet, so charter committee says it should open in 2012. Unclear why the charter doesn't have a facility or why first proposal >

Concordia University and Northeast Portland's Faubion School propose 'education corridor,' a possible model for shared expertise, facilities
Mar 25, 4:42 PM:

OR university and public school propose sharing facilities and expertise. Each benefits and expanding the relationship good for both -- though failure of multimillion-dollar facilities bond won't kill partnership.

Several North and Northeast Portland schools chosen for pilot program to end racial disparity in suspensions
Mar 22, 4:49 PM:

New OR program aimed at cutting racial disparities in school expulsions and suspensions getting underway in several Portland public schools. SSketch out the program and tell who advocated for its launch. Was it based on >

Sand Ridge working to reinstate HS program
Mar 21, 10:19 AM:

Charter School in Lebanon, OR, will reinstate its high school program, beginning with ninth grade. Old one was ended 3 years ago to comply with charter's enrollment cap. Would be nice to hear something about charter's >

Eugene names new superintendent
Mar 17, 4:07 PM:

Eugene, OR, hires superintendent away from Louisville, where his contract was not renewed. His term in KY is said to have been "controversial" because of a "student assignment plan" crafted after Supreme Court overturned >

Mar 16, 2:38 PM:

Very short blurb on charter kids coming to Legislature to testify on behalf of more funding for charters. Includes enough info on the bill and a little bit on current funding percentages. Missed opportunity to hear from >



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