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Education

Kyra Buckley

On Friday Eugene elementary school students got hands on experience creating a totem pole. Kids at the Ridgeline Montessori School teamed up with a local woodworker and the 4J School District Natives program for the project.

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Middle School students in Eugene got hands on experience in STEM careers Friday at the Arts and Technology Academy. 

The Eugene 4J School District wants the public to help them make a roadmap for the next few years.
Community members are invited to participate in an online survey as part of its strategic planning process.

Reedsport School District

The Reedsport School District may stop using its Braves mascot after hearing from a local tribe. Oregon law requires schools to discontinue Native American mascots unless they get the blessing of a tribe. The district has been known as the Braves for more than 50 years.

Matt Rogers

Oregon State University's College of Engineering has launched a humanitarian engineering program. The minor is one of only a few in the nation.

Recorded on: March 18th, 2016

Air Date: March 21st, 2016

Speakers: 

Greg Evans, City Councilor
Ethan Nelson, City of Eugene
Debi Farr, Community Member
Colt Gill, Bethel Schools
Clayton Walker, Walker & Associates

Coordinator: Mary Leighton

Keith Eddins

Six Eugene high schoolers will compete at the National Speech and Debate tournament in June. The teens qualified in regional competition over the weekend.

It doesn't seem to make sense.  Oregon students get average scores on national tests, but rank near the bottom in high school graduation rates.  Just over one in four Oregon high school students doesn't graduate in four years.

Lane Community College

Community Colleges are going to have wait until 2017 to increase security. That's because Oregon lawmakers denied a $17.6 million proposal to improve security at community colleges. Umpqua Community College, however, received money to rebuild Snyder hall, the site of a mass shooting last October.

Kyra Buckley

Students at the University of Oregon will pay more in tuition next year. The Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise tuition by more than four percent. The increase passed despite fierce objection from students.

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