OSU Students Rally at State Capitol

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State University students “oranged out” the state capitol on Thursday, rallying for affordable higher education. Hundreds of students state-wide rallied in Salem, asking for a tuition freeze for the next two years. KEZI 9 News spoke with OSU students before they left for Salem on Thursday, and they say a college … Continue reading »

Volunteers Hand Out Free Smoke Detectors

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers were in Springfield Saturday to educate community members about fire safety and prevention. The Red Cross says house fires cause more casualties than any other type of disaster, so Saturday more than 100 volunteers walked door to door to educate community members about the importance of smoke detectors. These volunteers introduced … Continue reading »

Local Women Work for Girls’ Education

EUGENE, Ore. — Two Eugene women are trying to improve the lives of women and girls around the world, and they need your help. Olivia Curl is the co-founder of a movement called #GirlWithABook. She created the campaign two years ago while studying abroad in Jordan in response to the assassination attempt on the Palestinian … Continue reading »

School Readiness Program

EUGENE, Ore.– Latino youth currently comprise more than one fifth of the US youth population. Yet this sizeable group of the nation’s future adults lags alarmingly behind Non-Latino youth in academic achievement and high school graduation rates. “Our main concern nationwide is the lack of achievement by Latinos and we want a way to fix … Continue reading »

LCC Breaks Ground on $35M Remodel

Eugene, Ore. — A new beginning of sorts Monday at Lane Community College, just as students left for summer break. The school celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Center Building, which is part of a $35 million remodeling project. The Center Building, home to food services, the campus library, and book store, has gone largely … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber Speaks on Early Education

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s governor says not enough kids are at the learning level they need to be when they enter kindergarten. Governor Kitzhaber was in Eugene Thursday to talk about recent statewide statistics. The quality rating and improvement system went statewide in March. Since then, 39 early learning programs have received star ratings and … Continue reading »

Parents Push for Educational Change

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Eugene parents banded together Wednesday night for the good of their children. Using the documentary film “Race to Nowhere”, organizers are encouraging parents to take part in an important conversation and more importantly, focus the passion they all have for their kids to succeed to make change. This documentary film is … Continue reading »

New Teacher Evaluations

EUGENE, Ore. — The state will roll out a new way to evaluate teachers, in the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers will be graded based on how children do on state tests. Teachers would be rated on one of four levels for professional practices, like teacher techniques and giving students feedback. They would also be ranked … Continue reading »

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 »

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