Education

Oregon State University
10:41 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Science Vessel Continues Research Voyage Despite Govt Shutdown

The research ship Oceanus
Credit Oregon State University

An Oregon State University research vessel is continuing its federally funded mission even though the federal government is shutdown.

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technology in schools
1:34 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

An iPad At Every Desk

Students Can Hear Classmates' Book Reviews In The Digital Book Nook
Credit Lucy Ohlsen

An iPad for every child. That's reality at some Eugene 4J schools this year.

It's faster. Their fingers don't get sore. It's fun. The fifth graders at Awbrey Park Elementary love using iPads at school.

"It's helping a lot. It's easier than using computers."

Abby Strand is the class "DOJO" - meaning she's won the most points for being on task and a good student. She says some kids have trouble staying focused with iPads around.

"Not for me. For other kids in the class it's a challenge. But not for me. I just get on it and do what I'm told to do."

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University of Oregon
11:09 am
Wed October 9, 2013

University of Oregon Faculty Union Ratifies First Contract

Credit Jes Burns

The University of Oregon's new faculty union has ratified its contract with administration. 

The two-year contract is the result of 10 months of negotiations. Susan Anderson is a German Professor at the University of Oregon.  She says tenured faculty and instructors formed United Academics, a union of more than 18-hundred members. All were working toward a common goal.

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UO President Gottfredson at KLCC
12:24 am
Tue October 1, 2013

KLCC joins OPB's Think Out Loud for special simulcast

UO President Michael Gottfredson

On Tuesday October 1 at noon, KLCC will join Oregon Public Broadcasting for a special simulcast broadcast of Think Out Loud.  University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson will be in the KLCC studios live to talk about challenges facing the University and higher education today. 

We’ll have the latest news on the special session in Salem.  Plus UO professor Yong Zhao, who thinks K to 12 schools need to change, will be on the show. 

OPB’s Think Out Loud, live on KLCC, this Tuesday at noon.
   

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Community College
6:57 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Enrollment Down At LCC

LCC President Mary Spilde.
Credit Lane Community College

Classes start Monday (September 30th) at Oregon's public Universities and community colleges.  Enrollment is down at Lane Community College. Lane has come to depend more on tuition and the school is facing a budget shortfall.

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Oregon's Public Education System
9:46 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Dr. Nancy Golden Selected As Chief Education Officer

Friday, the Oregon Education Investment Board unanimously selected Dr. Nancy Golden as Oregon's Chief Education Officer.

Dr. Golden has been Interim Director since August. The former Springfield Superintendent will be  overseeing Oregon's entire public education system, from pre-K through college, to ensure students reach the state's 40-40-20 goals. That is, by 2025, all students will earn a high school degree.

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Community College
6:41 am
Thu September 26, 2013

LCC President Mary Spilde On Low Enrollment, Budget, Special Session

LCC President Mary Spilde
Credit Lane Community College

Classes begin next week at Lane Community College. LCC President Mary Spilde talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about expectations for the coming year. The college is experiencing a drop in enrollment which means a possible $2 million budget deficit. But Spilde is hopeful the legislature will restore some state funding to community colleges when it meets for a special session in Salem Monday.

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Higher Education
7:57 am
Wed September 25, 2013

In-state Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Begins in Oregon

Hugo Nicolas spoke to lawmakers during the legislative session on the tuition equity bill.
Credit Jacob Lewin

Classes begin next week at state universities around Oregon. This year Oregon becomes one of 15 states with a tuition equity program. That means some young undocumented immigrants will be paying in-state tuition rates rather than out-of-state rates that are three to
four times higher.
 

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Education, Job-Training
6:59 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Hollie's Story: Healing the Wounds of Hurricane Katrina

Northwest Youth Corps crew working at Hinsdale Garden.
Angela Kellner

Nature has the power to destroy and to heal. Eight years ago Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, hitting New Orleans especially hard. One family made the difficult choice to flee their place of birth for a new life in Oregon.

The eldest daughter has had a difficult time adjusting and finding her way. This summer she and her younger sister enrolled in a five-week job training program in the woods with Northwest Youth Corps.

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Civic Stadium Sale
6:59 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Eugene 4J Looks Once Again To Off-Load Civic Stadium

This story was originally aired on August 28, 2013.

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