Education

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Umpqua Community College

Umpqua Community College is closer to finding a president. Two finalists for the job visited the Roseburg campus this week.
The school has been led by interim presidents since June 2015

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.

Kyra Buckley/KLCC

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.

Building A Better Bethel

Mar 21, 2016

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.

Tuition Will Increase at UO

Mar 4, 2016
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.

NPR

NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez talks with KLCC's Jacob Lewin.

Claudio Sanchez will give a public talk Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock at the UO Knight Law Center. Room 175

The University of Oregon is considering a tuition increase. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the proposal this week.

Jes Burns

79 non-tenured faculty members at the University of Oregon’s largest college have received the news that they’re out of a job next year. The move is part of an overall re-structuring taking place at the U of O.

Rachael McDonald

A group of University of Oregon students is holding a sit-in at Johnson Hall on campus. They want the U of O Foundation to divest from fossil fuels.

Lane Community College

Thousands of applicants have signed up for a new program that helps Oregonians get a free community college education. The deadline to apply for Oregon Promise grants is March 1st.

KITS Facebook page

A program that offers Lane County children tools to prepare for kindergarten has received federal money to expand to more school districts. The funds will total $3 million over three years.

This is the final week for families in the Eugene 4J district to make their choices about which school they’d like their children to attend.

At the same time law enforcement was grappling with an armed occupation outside of Burns, a high school teacher was finding a "teachable moment." Actually a month of teachable moments.

The armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge shut down Harney County schools for a week.

Spanish and English have been in contact with each other since colonial times. A University of Oregon professor has brought them together for a new class called "Spanglish."

Recorded on: February 5, 2016

Air Date: February 8, 2016

On July 1, 2015, Michael Schill left the Windy City and his job as dean of the University of Chicago Law school to begin his tenure as the president of the University of Oregon. He has committed his leadership to achieving three primary objectives:

Dr. Mary Spilde made the announcement at Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting.

Jes Burns

University of Oregon students rallied Wednesday in protest of proposed tuition hikes. The rally was followed by a meeting with administration.

UCC Strong

Within hours of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, a fund was created with donations to help the victims.  More than $650,000 dollars have already been distributed to those most directly harmed by what happened. Now, nearly four months after the campus tragedy, the UCC Strong Fund is broadening its scope of support.

KOIN.com

Oregon’s high school graduation rate increased to 73-point-8 percent in 2015. That’s up 2 percent from the year before.

Kyra Buckley/KLCC

Lane Community College is in the final stages of renovating its Center Building on the main campus. Today more than 150 community members and students gathered to cut the ribbon to the new facilities.

Marcola High School

Some Oregon public schools will be allowed to keep their Native American Mascots…at least for now. The State Board of Education last week said that’s only if they secure permission from a tribe. One of those schools is in the Mohawk Valley—KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert speaks with the superintendent of Marcola School District.

University of Oregon

A team of scientist at the University of Oregon has received a $900,000 grant. The team, led by physicist Richard Taylor, hopes to develop a bio-inspired retinal implant.

Karen Richards

One hundred eighteen college students spent last weekend holed up in the Lillis Business Complex, intensively writing computer code and strategizing. They were participants in the first gaming “hack-a-thon” at the University of Oregon.

OPB

The University of Oregon is pulling out of its high-profile, $3.4 million branding and advertising contract, instead directing the money towards academic and research goals.  

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