Oregon may have record low unemployment, but many of the jobs added recently have been at the top or bottom of the pay scale. Some of those at the bottom may be eaten up by automation in the future. Economists think these trends will make Oregon's 17 community colleges critical to the state's success in filling so-called middle wage jobs.
Standardized state tests have been around for over 50 years. They've had opposition for nearly as long. Oregon's “Smarter Balanced” assessments of the past three years spawned a strong opt-out movement. Some of the tests' flaws and hiccups have been fixed. Let's look at the work that remains to be done.
Oregon State University plans to use $25 million from an anonymous donor to launch an expansion of its LaSells Stewart Center. It says the project will bring together music, theater and visual arts in a new arts and education complex.
Oregon State University Board Considers Tuition Increase Friday The Oregon State University Board of Trustees is expected to vote to raise tuition Friday. The board is considering a 4 percent increase for resident undergraduates and 2 percent for non-residents.
After months of input and deliberation, the Marcola School District is closer to having a new, official mascot. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’ll replace the “Mohawk Indians” which had been the mascot for 90 years.
Lane Community College is considering program cuts and a tuition increase to help cope with a more than 10 million dollar budget deficit. There’s a special board meeting Wednesday to hear from students, faculty and staff.
Lane Community College faces a more than $10-million shortfall for the next school year. The administration presented budget-balancing recommendations to the Board of Education at its Wednesday meeting.