Ridgeline School Celebrates Teachers

EUGENE, Ore. — Schools around the country celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day Tuesday. Many of them spread the celebration into a whole week of teacher pampering, like at Ridgeline Elementary in Eugene. Students and their families are bringing in different gifts each day of the week. On Tuesday, teachers received potted plants and a free massage … Continue reading »

High-Cost Preschool Limits Enrollment

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon ranks as the second most expensive state for public preschools in the country. The high cost of preschool is forcing the state to limit the number of three and four-year-old children enrolled in preschool programs, like Head Start. Preschool is important for childhood development; but as the cost of educating children … Continue reading »

4J Prepares for More Staff Cuts

EUGENE, Ore — Informal negotiations between 4J administrators and the Eugene Education Association came to a standstill Thursday; unless they come to an agreement soon, the district could be seeing nearly double the cuts in staff. While 4J’s budget struggles aren’t news to anyone, it didn’t lessen the sting of the announcement about potentially bigger … Continue reading »

Ridgeline School Settles into New Home

EUGENE, Ore. — It wasn’t a rise from the ashes but a move from them, over and over again, that allowed Ridgeline Montessori School to finally find a new permanent space. The school’s been moving around Eugene since a fire ruined its old campus four years ago. The school has now spent its first full … Continue reading »

Willagillespie Celebrates New Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — What better day than Earth Day to open a garden? That’s what some local elementary school students did. The garden at Willagillespie Elementary includes raspberries, lettuce, peas, garlic and much more. Students celebrated its completion by running through a balloon arch and singing. School administrators say volunteers and more than four years … Continue reading »

Springfield Students Create eBooks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Reading, writing, and arithmetic–it’s what you expect second graders to learn. But at one Springfield elementary school, students are doing more than writing. Some second graders at Page Elementary have accomplished something most adults haven’t. They’re authors of eBooks. Sixty second graders can proudly say they’ve written, illustrated and self published an … Continue reading »

4J Feels Effects of Shrunken Art Program

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J administrators say in the past 20 years they cut their art departments in half. Staff, students and the local community are coping with that change. Those KEZI 9 News spoke to said they were disappointed to see how much that part of our education has changed. And while they understand the … Continue reading »

Parents React to School Closure

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Roseburg parents are strengthening their campaign to keep all their schools open. The news came down Thursday night the school board will close Rose Elementary. In just over a month, they find out whether or not their school will be closed for good come June. But parents say there’s still hope for … Continue reading »

New Science and Tech Studio at Churchill

EUGENE, Ore. — Churchill High School unveiled a brand new addition Tuesday called the STEM Studio. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math–representing all the types of classes held in the new studio. The building is intended to help develop the sciences and math programs at the Eugene high school. And the principal says … Continue reading »

State Takes Up Pledge of Allegiance Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — State lawmakers held a hearing Monday on a bill that would require that Oregon students say the Pledge of Allegiance every day. Right now, that’s only mandated once a week. Students told KEZI 9 News going through the pledge every day would be too much. “I think every week which we do … Continue reading »

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