Education

Child Development
12:46 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Eugene Public Library Offers Service To Support Parents Reading To Children

Credit http://www.imaginationlibrary.com/

The Eugene Public Library is participating in a program aimed at supporting parents to read to their children. Friday, the library announced it's affiliation with The Dolly Parton Imagination Library. 

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Eugene 4J School District
7:46 am
Thu September 4, 2014

4J Board Chair Says This School Year Will Be Better

Jim Torrey in the KLCC studios
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

As the new school year begins this week, Jim Torrey, Chair of the Eugene 4J School Board, talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald. He says this year will be easier for students, teachers and parents.

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Education
1:44 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

First Week of School For Oregon Students

Credit 4J School District

As students head back to class in Oregon this week, education leaders are anticipating continued funding challenges while academic requirements get more and more stringent.

Former Eugene Mayor Jim Torrey has served on the 4J School board for 8 years. And is chair of the board this year. He took his granddaughter to school for freshman orientation.

Torrey: "As we were driving to school, I said, well are you all ready to go to high school? And she said, boy, I'm really nervous. And I said, well, you should be. But hopefully, this will be a great experience."

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Education
5:42 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

U of O Sexual Assault Panel Hears From Public

Panel members and audience listen to public comment at Ford Alumni Center on U of O campus.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

After three student athletes were suspended for sexual misconduct violations, the University of Oregon began taking steps to prevent sexual violence on campus. Today (Wednesday) the President’s Review Panel for Prevention and Response to Sexual Misconduct held a public input session.

Residence Hall advisor training, and a sex ed smart phone app and self defense. These are just some of the ideas people offered for preventing sexual assault on campus.

Before U of O Interim President Scott Coltrane welcomed comments from the audience, he made this point:

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Education
5:10 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Dr. Scott Coltrane To Serve As Interim UO President

Dr. Scott Coltrane was tapped by the UO Board of Trustees Thursday to serve as interim president, after Michael Gottfredson resigned abruptly Wednesday.
Credit University of Oregon

The University of Oregon has a new leader. The Board of Trustees voted Thursday to hire Provost Scott Coltrane to replace Michael Gottfredson who resigned abruptly Wednesday.

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University of Oregon
1:31 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Students React to UO President's Sudden Departure

UO President Michael Gottfredson announced his resignation Wednesday, effective immediately.
Credit University of Oregon

University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson has resigned after two years on the job. Gottfredson announced his decision Wednesday in a campus-wide email. He took the helm in 2012 replacing an interim president who took over after Richard Lariviere  was fired by the State Board of Higher Education. KLCC's Rachael McDonald went on campus Thursday to find out what students think about Gottfredson's abrupt departure.

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Education
4:58 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

UO President Stepping Down

Credit University of Oregon

Just two years into the job, University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson announced he is stepping down, effective immediately. In a campus-wide email Wednesday he says he's leaving to pursue other opportunities in academia and spend more time with his family. Gottfredson says with new strategic planning and a new governance structure for higher education, it's the right time for a new president.

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Education
1:31 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Backpacks For Back To School Kicks Off

Colton Reynolds admires his new school supplies.
Credit Amanda Butt

Wednesday, St. Vincent de Paul along with sponsoring partners met at Bi-Mart in Eugene to kick-off the “Backpacks for Back to School Drive.”

The “Backpacks for Back-to-School Drive” gives backpacks filled with basic school supplies to Lane County students for their first day of school. Ronnel Curry, executive director of the Springfield Education Foundation says new school supplies are vital to a child’s success.  

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Education
6:53 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Oregon Teachers To Face Exit Exams In Years To Come

Saroja Barnes with the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education gives a presentation at a recent gathering of Oregon education leaders and teaching professors
Credit Rob Manning / OPB News

This summer in Oregon, education leaders brought together teaching professors and school officials to improve teacher training. The June institute followed a national report, critical of training programs. And new teachers will soon be asked to pass a new standardized test. Think of it as a Common Core for teachers in training.

The National Council on Teacher Quality recently blasted teacher preparation programs across the country - including those in Oregon.

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Education
1:47 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

OSU-Cascades Closer to Becoming A Four-Year Campus

OSU-Cascades, the Oregon State University campus in Bend, has taken another step toward becoming a four-year university. Currently, it offers only upper division courses.  Some 46 acres could be added to the campus following a tentative approval given to the purchase of a former pumice mine.   A study by Carlson Geotechnical found no areas of significant instability while citing the need for improvements to the site.

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