Education

Education

City of Eugene

A new grant program, authorized by the 2015 state legislature, helps pay for tuition at Oregon community colleges.

Rachael McDonald

A program in Lane County that helps children get ready to be in school got a big infusion of federal money this fall. The Kids in Transition to School program started years ago in Eugene / Springfield and is poised to go county-wide.

Eugene 4J School District

A teacher is petitioning for a name change to Eugene's Roosevelt Middle School when it moves into its new building which is currently under construction. The deadline to sign the petition is Friday (Oct. 16).

Karen Richards

Both of Oregon's U.S. Senators were on the University of Oregon campus today (Monday) to hear from college students about how to deal with the rising cost of school. They called it a "listening session."

KOIN.com

Oregon school districts served over 20 thousand homeless students in the 2014-15 school year, an 8 percent increase from the previous year.

The University of Oregon's incoming freshman class is the most diverse and academically prepared in the school's history. The class is more than 4,000 students strong.

Roger Thompson is Vice President for Enrollment Management at the U of O.

Thompson: "If we look at academic preparation, high school GPAs, test-scores, the amount of AP, IB, all the college work that they've already completed in high school then they are the most academically prepared entering freshman class we've ever had."

Karen Richards

This year, for the first time, all Oregon schools have the funding to offer full-day kindergarten. In Eugene's 4J district, teachers and parents have embraced the change.

Pat McGillivray / Bethel School District

Eugene's Bethel School Board Monday voted unanimously to a deal with Nike for student athletes to wear the company's uniforms.

A new Oregon law will put a stop to hidden fees for college students who are on financial aid. Students are returning to classes this week, but the law won't protect them yet.

Students on financial aid are often issued "debit cards" with which to access their loan money. But Representative Nancy Nathanson who co-sponsored the law, says some companies take advantage of students.

Tiffany Eckert

About 3,000 new and returning students flocked from far and wide to the University of Oregon Thursday for the annual "Unpack the Quack" move-in day.

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