The Best & Worst Jobs of 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual list of best and worst jobs of 2014 was just released. The website CareerCast.com comes out with a list every year, ranking 200 professions based on a number of factors including stress, income, and potential growth. This year’s best job? Being a mathematician. According to the website, the worst job for … Continue reading »

Grant to Further Education Eagle Point

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Jackson County School District 9 is working to make sure all of its elementary students have proficient reading skills. Now, that is easier to do after receiving a grant as part of the Oregon Response to Intervention Project. As part of the project, students are tested three times per year to … Continue reading »

Bethel District Sells Surplus Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members took home old desks, globes, and televisions Saturday afternoon from the Bethel Surplus Sale. It was the first time the Bethel Education Foundation held this type of fundraiser. Organizers expected to make a few thousand dollars during the sale. All of the money raised at the sale will go back … Continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Pass “Grand Bargain”

SALEM, Ore. — While the nation is in day four of a federal shutdown, Oregon lawmakers continue to celebrate the success of a three-day special session. The topic was a complex package of several pieces of legislation dubbed the “grand bargain.” It was back and forth the first two days of special session, but by … Continue reading »

Teacher Awarded for A Day Made Better

EUGENE, Ore. – It was a big surprise for an elementary school teacher Tuesday as part of a national award. Deanna Olson, a third grade teacher at Spring Creek Elementary, was nominated by co-workers for an award known as the A Day Made Better campaign. The campaign was founded by OfficeMax and Adopt-A-Classroom, which provides … Continue reading »

Oregon Education Community Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — Those with questions or concerns about the state of education in Oregon can attend a community forum, Wednesday night. Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton is hosting the forum. He’ll discuss education reform, state standards and goals for increasing student outcomes. The meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Churchill High School, … Continue reading »

UO Employees Threaten to Go on Strike

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of employees are threatening to strike on the university of Oregon campus. The Oregon University System Board held a bargaining session Wednesday on the UO campus to help further a contract settlement with the service employees union, but the union isn’t happy with the offer on the table. A number … Continue reading »

New K-12 Grading Policies

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Schools across the state are seeing grading policy changes, eliminating behavior and extra credit from final grades. In 2011, the Oregon House of Representatives passed House Bill 2220, a bill stating that by this school year, districts state-wide would need to change their grading policies to be more proficiency-based. Proficiency-based grading does … Continue reading »

State, City Leaders Speak in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — On Tuesday, state and city leaders are gathering to address issues regarding the status of women in Oregon.  U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will be present at the Eugene Hilton, as will other notable state and local officials. Statistics show women still face inequalities when compared with men. Experts have found more women … Continue reading »

4J School District Approves New Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District approved a budget Wednesday night for the next school year but now some parents are expressing concern. Once the fall season rolls around, the school bells will start ringing and students filling the halls with excitement for the start of a new year but it seems parents and … Continue reading »

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