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Distance learning has its positives
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Oct 7, 7:05 AM:

Cannon Beach residents Dave and Hilary Herman have two children in middle school. The couple opted to enroll their children for the entire school year in an online public charter school in Marion County called The Oregon >

Virtual classes 'not cutting it': Some parents, teachers to rally Monday to reopen schools
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Oct 5, 5:55 AM: Some families and teachers want an in-person learning option for Oregon schools.
Virtual classes 'not cutting it': Some parents, teachers to rally Monday to reopen schools
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Oct 5, 5:55 AM: Some families and teachers want an in-person learning option for Oregon schools.
Families in Oregon call for in-person school option
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Oct 2, 5:36 AM: Shalyse Olson, a parent, said distance learning isn’t working. She wants state leaders to allow families and teachers to pursue in-person learning if they choose.
Virtual teaching from real classrooms: Portland-area teachers say it brings normalcy
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Oct 1, 7:22 AM: Some Oregon school districts, public charter schools and private schools allow or require teachers to instruct virtually from their classrooms.
Thousands of Oregon families choose new online programs for their child’s public education
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Sep 15, 5:38 AM: But thousands of families are deciding to stay online for the whole school year, even if it’s safe to return to school in-person again. It’s one sign that online education programs launched during the pandemic could last >
Families in Douglas County have options for education
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Sep 2, 5:42 AM: Amid the coronavirus pandemic and ever-changing federal and state guidelines on reopening schools, there has been an increased interest into alternatives to the brick-and-mortar public schools.
Parents, lawmakers hope to raise enrollment cap for online charter schools
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Aug 12, 7:08 AM: Some Oregon parents trying to enroll their children in online public charter schools have found their local school districts are blocking their applications. This is due to a 2011 state law, which allows Oregon school >
Parents, lawmakers hope to raise enrollment cap for online charter schools
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Aug 10, 7:11 AM: Redmond mother Rebekah Bria was looking for the perfect school environment for her seventh grader, who has learning disabilities and works best in an intimate learning environment.
Older law could prevent students from switching to virtual charter schools during COVID-19
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Aug 10, 6:01 AM: Families in at least 10 school districts across Oregon are bumping up against an enrollment cap that limits their ability to enroll in virtual charter schools.
Schools push back against COVID online mandates
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Aug 4, 6:30 AM: Rural school districts in Wallowa County and across Eastern Oregon are a step closer to putting students back in classrooms this fall.
Oregon parents look for options as new school year approaches
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Jul 30, 6:01 AM: As school districts across Oregon announce plans for the upcoming school year, parents are examining their options. Some are looking at virtual charter schools, homeschooling, or hiring tutors.
Parents consider free online public charter schools for fall
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Jul 13, 7:37 AM: Online public charter school leaders said they've seen increased interest and enrollment as parents consider schooling options.
Shopping for a home based on the school district: Parents study test scores, class size
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Jul 2, 7:57 AM: Schools may be temporarily closed but they remain a driving factor in parents’ home purchasing decisions, say real estate experts.
Opinion: An equitable education is essential, even in crisis
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Jun 29, 6:00 AM: Education is essential, and we must treat it as such. The negative effect of losing additional classroom time will reverberate through a generation of students. We must find a way to safely bring students and staff back >
Oregon parents knock new pass/incomplete grading policy
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May 14, 7:53 AM: Some parents are pushing back on the Oregon Department of Education's decision regarding pass/incomplete grades by signing a petition that's circling the state.
Portland Public Schools’ no-paycut furlough plan gets OK from Oregon Employment Department, all but 1 key union
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May 5, 7:26 AM: The teachers union, which promised its members they could vote on the deal before it would affect any teachers, is the lone holdout, according to the spokeswoman, Karen Werstein. The Portland Association of Teachers plans >
Joseph Charter School gets the hang of on-line learning
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Apr 27, 7:01 AM: At first glance, it looks like an ordinary classroom. A math teacher at the board, writing formulas and talking through the process with a student. Except the Joseph Charter School classroom is lit only by sunlight coming >
Harmony Academy, Oregon's first addiction recovery high school, adapts to online learning
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Apr 24, 6:57 AM: Harmony Academy is Oregon's first addiction recovery high school. This was their first year and like all schools in mid-March, they had to turn to online learning. That also meant online recovery meetings too. Students >
Guest column: Gov. Brown and OEA shut down online charter schools
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Apr 22, 7:18 AM: In a time of national emergency, when our leaders need to be thinking outside the box and giving struggling families more choices rather than fewer, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown instead decided to pay back political favors by >

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