Grad Numbers Up at Gateways High School

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local high school is boasting remarkable figures. Its graduation numbers doubled in just one year. Gateways High School is an alternative school. Many of the students that attend there are troubled kids referred by their previous campuses or even the juvenile detention centers. While they cater to all high school age … Continue reading »

Students Say Goodbye to Rose Elementary

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The school year is winding down, and for some saying hello to summer will be a little bit tougher than normal this time around. Back in May voters rejected a levy that would have kept Rose Elementary School operating. When the Special Election levy didn’t pass last month, everyone there knew what … Continue reading »

4J School Contract Negotiations Continue

EUGENE, Ore. — Negotiations continue Tuesday for a new collective bargaining agreement between the 4J School District and the Eugene Educators Association. The current contract between the two expires at the end of this month, and with large budget cuts looming, both sides are hoping for a new contract as soon as possible. The meeting … Continue reading »

School Garden Project Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Students across Lane County are wrapping up their year’s worth of work with the School Garden Project. On Monday, students at Adams Elementary potted tomato plants and ate a lunch made from veggies they all grew themselves. The garden has been part of the curriculum in each class throughout the year, and … Continue reading »

School Rewards for Perfect Attendance

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Willagillespie students haven’t missed a day of school this year, and Monday they were rewarded for their perfect attendance. The kids walked over to Noodle & Company for a free lunch with their school principal, who says the group has grown tremendously since the program’s inception. What began as just three … 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 »

Rose Elementary to Close in the Fall

ROSEBURG, Ore. — An elementary school in Roseburg will shut its doors in the fall. Rose Elementary parents, teachers, and administrators say they’re disappointed that the bond measure did not pass. For the school board and even the district superintendent, the failure of the bond levy came as a bit of a surprise. “We’re obviously … Continue reading »

Teachers Union Asks for 1% Raise

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J teachers union is asking for a 1-percent raise from the district in its new contract. The teachers union presented its first proposal Tuesday evening. The union says as class sizes have grown and staff size has declined over the years, teachers are working harder and taking home less. The union … Continue reading »

Springfield School Reopens Gym

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Starting this week, Two Rivers-Dos Rios Elementary school students get to play in the school’s brand new gym. A second-grade class got to break the gym in Wednesday during P.E. Last year, a support beam in the roof of the gymnasium snapped. It happened while crews were renovating the school, so no … Continue reading »

School Mural Entered in Contest

EUGENE, Ore. — A local elementary school is working around the 4J’s budget woes in a very creative way. First, second and third graders at Adams Elementary hope to win a $10,000 prize from a national American Girl contest for the mural. The organizing teacher says creating it took more than art. Students had to … Continue reading »

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