Education

This page contains KLCC stories about Education. 
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Today was the first day for Eugene 4J School Board candidates to officially file.   We caught up with some of those running to ask their stance on education.

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This week we’re launching a new series, the “KLCC Listening Tour”, which will have our reporters covering stories from across our listening area. 

Among the forthcoming stories is Brian Bull’s report on the Marcola community eliminating its mascot, the Mohawk Indians.  Bull interviewed a Marcola resident, Brandon Mattox, who changed his stance on keeping the mascot.  Bull began by asking Mattox what his mindset was early on in the debate.  

Eugene 4J Schools

Eugene 4J and Bethel school districts will both be adding a number of school days to their calendars, including several days in June.

Rachael McDonald

The Principal and Assistant Principal of Creswell High School resigned Friday after a week of controversy over bullying text messages. Some students walked out of class in protest of the administrators’ actions.

University of Oregon

Members of the University of Oregon’s Black Student Union say the decision not to remove the name of a slavery supporter from a campus building “stings”. But they’re pleased by plans to create a Black Cultural Center.

Oregon State to Divest in Fossil Fuels

Jan 24, 2017
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Oregon State University has voted to divest itself from its fossil fuel stocks. It remains to be seen if Oregon’s other public universities will follow suit.

Recorded on: January 20, 2017

Air Date: January 23, 2017

Oregon has an inordinately high number of incidents of harassment of schoolchildren arising from racial, ethnic, religious, or gender-identity intolerance, according to national statistics. Statistically Lane County leads the state in such offenses. In addition, the nature and number of incidents in Eugene/Springfield area schools has increased since the November 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

Jacob Lewin

Nationally half of all public school students are minorities.  Just 18-percent of teachers are people of color.  In Oregon, the disparity is even greater, although efforts are underway to close the gap.

She's only a high school senior, but Sandra Franco is taking a course at North Salem High on how to become a teacher:

Possible Extended School Year for Eugene 4J Students

Jan 10, 2017

Unusual patterns of hazardous weather have caused school closures for many area students. Districts must now find time to make up the missed days throughout the rest of the year.

University of Oregon

A University of Oregon Law Professor has been found to have violated the school’s policy against discrimination when she wore blackface for a Halloween costume. The UO released a report on the incident Wednesday.

Karen Richards

 

Oregon's legislature faces a tricky budget balancing act next year. For college aid, the governor recommends a focus on the student side of the equation. Given the budget's overall $1.7 billion dollar shortfall, it remains impossible to provide all the help Oregon's higher ed needs.

 


Springfield Downtown Languages Receives Major Grants

Nov 29, 2016
Downtown Languages

A Springfield non-profit wants to increase opportunities for immigrants. Downtown Languages has received two major grants to expand a couple of their programs.

Marcola School District.

Tonight, officials with the Marcola School District and Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde will hold a community meeting.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the topic will be the district’s Native American-themed name and mascot.

Some Oregon universities are larger than they’ve ever been, but two of the state's largest universities got a bit smaller.

Portland State University shrank by more than 800 students. If not for its growing Latino student body, PSU would’ve gotten even smaller.

Two years ago, the state’s largest universities — PSU and Oregon State University — were almost exactly the same size. Portland State had 28,931 students; OSU had 28,886.

Jes Burns

Since Donald Trump’s presidential win, university students around the nation held rallies Wednesday calling on administrators to declare their schools “sanctuary campuses”.  The University of Oregon says it supports all its students regardless of immigration status.

Knopf Doubleday

A former U.S. diplomat spoke Monday with University of Oregon law students about how national security and foreign policy might play out under a President Donald Trump.
J. Kael Weston spent 7 years in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the State Department. He says it’s hard to know how Trump will approach international affairs.

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Prospective students considering Western Oregon University for a college next fall can take standardized testing off the ‘to do’ list. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, officials have stopped requiring the ACTs and SATs.   

University of Oregon

University of Oregon President Michael Schill says he is saddened and angered that a law professor donned blackface to host a Halloween party.

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon Law Professor who has been called on to resign after wearing black-face on Halloween has released a statement.

Lane Community College

A Lane Community College instructor hopes the outcome of her Title IX lawsuit settlement will help improve safety on campus. The instructor sued after she says administrators failed to address her concerns about a male student who stalked her.

 

Classified staff at Lane Community College have accepted their contract and will not strike.

 

Jacob Lewin

In recent years, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University together have increased enrollment by more than 10-thousand undergraduates. The number of in-state students has been relatively flat. The new dependence on out-of-state students raises a lot of questions.  Meanwhile the corporate tax measure 97, on the ballot next week, may also have an impact on that trend.

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There is valid controversy about spending on college athletics. There are unresolved problems with the monetization of big sports. Those issues aside, college athletics are entwined on campuses in multiple, positive ways.


Karen Richards

Lane Community College's classified staff and its administration have reached a tentative contract agreement. If approved by both sides, the union won't strike. But more tough talks are coming.

UO Gets $500M Gift From Phil And Penny Knight

Oct 18, 2016

The University of Oregon has received $500 million dollar gift from Phil and Penny Knight to create a new campus-within-a-campus devoted to fast-track scientific discoveries.

The donation will cover half the cost of a new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact in Eugene. President Michael Schill says the campus will help the university broaden its reach. Researchers and entrepreneurs will work in the same spaces, speeding the process of translating research discoveries into real-world products and services.

U.S. Dept of Education

Despite recent improvements in local and statewide high school graduation rates, Oregon still ranks third from the bottom nationwide.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Rachael McDonald

A project that would provide housing to homeless high schoolers in Eugene is moving forward thanks to federal funds approved this week.

Rachael McDonald

As Oregon observes the one year anniversary of the shooting at Umpqua Community College on October 1st, the people who reported on the tragedy tell their stories. A University of Oregon Journalism school project called Reporting Roseburg was released this week. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald was interviewed for the project. She spoke with the two women behind it, Assistant Professor Nicole Dahmen and Instructor Lori Shontz.

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The incoming class of Ducks is the most diverse in the University of Oregon’s history, officials say.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the returns follow several years of effort.

Brian Bull

Trucks, boxes, totes -- and sweat -- marked the “Unpack the Quack” event at the University of Oregon.  Roughly 3,000 students and their families clustered on campus today to move in.  KLCC's Brian Bull reports.  

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