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One chapter closes and another begins at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. The East Grandstand was demolished beginning Friday morning, excavators making short work of the 93-year-old structure. 

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An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district's new mascot is racist and violates rules prohibiting the use of Native American-themed images.

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Roughly 15 protesters stood outside Hayward Field in Eugene this hot afternoon. They’re decrying the University of Oregon’s demolition of the East Grandstand. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield has a new principal, and will also lose its charter status later this month.

The Eugene 4J School District has approved new standard school schedules and consistent calendars that will go into effect this fall.

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There’s a little more time to weigh in on a potential bond measure for Eugene 4J Schools. If placed on the November ballot, it would fund replacing and improving aging school buildings and learning materials.

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Caitlyn Jenner is coming to the University of Oregon with her publicist to talk about how she controlled the media narrative during and after her gender transition.

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The former vice principal of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, has filed notice that he intends to sue the Springfield School District for more than $6 million.

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Oregon’s licensing agency for educators has dismissed misconduct allegations against the former superintendent of the South Lane School District.

The Eugene 4J School District is close to finalizing a schedule that will begin during 2018-2019 academic year. It’s holding a community forum Wednesday  from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 4J Education Center.


The Eugene 4J School Board says they’re not going to arm teachers. Despite the Trump Administration’s call to do so. Board members discussed a draft resolution on school safety at their Wednesday meeting.

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Springfield School District Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith announced Monday she will leave her job at the end of the school year.

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School supporters in the Douglas County community of Oakland are hoping to convince voters to help pay for a new high school. A bond levy is on the May 15th primary ballot.

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A proposal by Eugene 4-J to establish a common schedule across the school district has drawn criticism. A community forum is scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics is set to lose its charter status by late June. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some locals oppose the action.

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More than 80 parents met at Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics last night, for facilitated discussions on the school’s future. A3 faces the loss of its charter status after revelations surfaced of a sexually-abusive relationship between its principal and a student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Eugene 4J School District is considering a standard schedule for all of its schools.

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The Eugene School District is considering the implementation of a common schedule for all of its students.

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Friday, Umpqua Community college held a dedication ceremony for a new building. It replaces Snyder Hall, where on October 1st 2015, a gunman opened fire, killing 9 people, then himself.

With a potential Eugene 4J school bond on November’s ballot, board members aim to make a decision regarding the budget by May. They hope to incorporate ideas from the community during 6 forums. KLCC’s Briana Friden went to one of them at Cal Young Middle school.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference kicks off Thursday at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The 4-day event expects 3,000 participants.

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A Eugene-based community center for girls is opening a second location this weekend in Junction City.

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The Eugene 4J School board is holding several community forums about a potential bond measure to be placed on an upcoming ballot- possibly in November. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

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South Eugene High School’s principal says as the community responds to the change in its mascot, it’s important to know the decision follows years of discussion with students, alumni, and families.

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Longtime childhood traditions went up against a school district’s efforts to increase equity this week. Eugene’s Bethel School District got an earful from parents and former students who object to the district’s move away from celebrating holidays, including Valentine’s Day.

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The Bethel School district isn’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day from many parents. They’re upset about recent policy changes in classroom holiday observances. Briana Friden reports.

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After more than 80 years, “The Axemen” has been officially axed as South Eugene High School’s mascot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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UPDATE: 4-J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas has officially approved the mascot change. We will have further updates soon. 

After weeks of debate and surveying, South Eugene High School’s principal has made a formal recommendation on whether the school mascot, “The Axemen” should stay or go. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Oregon State University President Ed Ray today called for closing the education achievement gap between low-income and wealthy families. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

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Roughly a hundred people gathered at South Eugene High School Wednesday to discuss whether or not the school mascot, “The Axemen” should stay or go. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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