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.
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.
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.
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.
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.