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 »

4J, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District has tentatively reached a deal regarding district contracts. The agreements include nine unpaid furlough days and salary increases halfway through the next contract year. The district says the negotiations also allow room to rehire employees and even lower class sizes. “We’re very glad we’ve reached an agreement,” said … Continue reading »

Student Loan Rates Set to Double

(CNN) — Surrounded by college students in the rose garden, President Obama said higher education is the key to building the middle class. “You’re going to need more than just a high school education to succeed in this economy,” President Obama said. But he warned a college education may soon be out of reach for … Continue reading »

Students March for Education Funding

SALEM, Ore.– Hundreds of students from more than 15 schools marched to the Capitol steps to ask legislators to make higher education more affordable. At the rally in Salem, students demanded increases to higher education budgets including: $850 million for universities, $510 million for community colleges, $15 million for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon’s only … Continue reading »

Creswell School Holds Soap Box Derby

CRESWELL, Ore. — Creslane Elementary administrators are changing things up. They started offering monthly school-wide rewards to students who behave. This month, kids worked together to hold their own soap box derby. Kids are responsible for building, decorating and racing their very own soap box cars, but they’re only invited to participate if they’ve been … Continue reading »

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