Education

UO Graduate Teaching Fellows
11:29 am
Mon November 24, 2014

GTFs, UO Near End Of Impasse

Graduate Teaching Fellows at a rally at the UO last spring.
Credit Karen Richards

The Graduate Teaching Fellows union and The University of Oregon are approaching the end of a month-long cooling off period. The parties meet Tuesday with a mediator. If no agreement is reached, the GTFs will go on strike next week.

Graduate Teaching Fellows are asking for paid leave and a salary increase. The University's latest offer is for 2 weeks of flex time, which GTF Federation president Joe Henry says is unacceptable.

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Education
1:36 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

UO Alumni Creates RAINMaker Fund For Student Entrepreneurs

Paul Anthony Troiano
Credit University of Oregon

A University of Oregon alumnus has created a 300,000 dollar endowment to help student entrepreneurs at the University pursue their business startups.

Paul Anthony Troiano is a music entrepreneur, artist and producer. He started his first successful business called "Rumblefish" while studying at the U of O thanks to a backer who invested in his company. Now Troiano wants to "pay it forward" with the RAINMaker fund, designed to help students to grow their small businesses.

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Standardized Testing
6:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Eugene-Bound Teacher Takes On Standardized Tests

Jesse Hagopian
Credit education.wsu.edu/wnate

Jesse Hagopian, a teacher, will be speaking in Eugene this (Thursday) evening.  But calling Hagopian a teacher is a about as revealing as calling Barack Obama a politician.  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with this crusading educator.

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University of Oregon
6:57 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Search Underway For New UO President

Credit Jes Burns

The search for a new University of Oregon President may take some time. The University has hired a recruitment firm and set up a search committee and an advisory group.

This will be the first U of O President hired under the University's new independent governing board.
Tobin Klinger is a spokesman for the U of O.

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University of Oregon
1:23 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

UO Approves New Mission Statement

Credit Jes Burns

The University of Oregon has a new mission statement. This week the new U of O Board of Trustees approved the document.

Barbara Altmann is Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. She says every institution of higher education needs to have a mission statement. The mission has to reflect everyone in the organization including students, faculty, staff and the larger University community. Altmann says the process involved getting a lot of input from that community.

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UO Graduate Teaching Fellows
12:33 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Graduate Fellows Issue Strike Notice

Graduate Teaching Fellows rally at Johnson Hall.
Credit Karen Richards

The Graduate Teaching Fellows at the University of Oregon have issued a strike notice. Both parties must submit their final contract offers to the state mediator Monday. The main sticking point is paid leave.

The strike notice places the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, or GTFF, and the University at an impasse, a 30-day cooling off period.

If a strike does take place, it would be a huge work stoppage at the University of Oregon. Joe Henry is a Graduate Student in Anthropology and the President of the GTFF, which has 1,500 members.

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November 2014 Election
6:00 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Oregon Schools Small And Large Seek Levy Approvals To Fund Education

Crow Middle / High School
Credit Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District

Oregon public schools are increasingly turning to voters to help fund essential education services. The small rural district Crow- Applegate-Lorane has a 5-year levy renewal on the November 4th ballot.

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November 2014 Election
2:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Linn Benton Votes On Bond For Community College

Credit Linn-Benton Community College

Voters in Linn and Benton counties are being asked to decide if their property tax dollars should fund capital projects for the community college.

Linn-Benton Community College serves about 22,000 students at the main campus in Albany and centers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home. The school wants to issue a general obligation bond which would cost taxpayers $0.18 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For an average priced home, that's about $36.00 a year.

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November 2014 Election
10:58 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Springfield Again Asks Voters To Fund School Improvements

Measure 20-226 would fund a new Hamlin Middle School and also pay for improvements to Springfield's other aging school buildings.
Credit Angela Kellner / KLCC

Springfield Public Schools are once again asking voters to approve a bond to fund improvements to the district's aging schools. Last year, a similar measure was defeated by just 446 votes. This time, backers say they’ve made some changes to Measure 20-226.

The district asked voters why they said no last year to a school bond measure. Springfield Schools spokeswoman Devon Ashbridge says the previous bond focused mainly on funding a new Hamlin Middle School.

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

The Opportunity Initiative: Investing in Oregon's Higher Education

Meeting date: October 17, 2014

Air date: October 20, 2014

The Opportunity Initiative: Investing in Oregon’s Higher Education

Guest Speaker: Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer, and Bob Brew, Executive Director, Oregon’s Office of Student Access and Completion
Coordinators:  Marty Wilde and Karen Hyatt

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