Jacob Lewin http://klcc.org en Fatal Tsunami Hit Oregon Coast 50 Years Ago http://klcc.org/post/fatal-tsunami-hit-oregon-coast-50-years-ago <p>This week marks 50 years since a lethal tsunami hit Oregon's shores. A lot has changed since then.</p><p>Fifty years ago, here at Beverly Beach, on a star-lit night, the McKenzie family, from Tacoma, was camping in a lean-to. A tsunami took away their children. A magnitude nine quake off Alaska in 1964 generated a series of waves that grew dramatically higher as they reached the coast four hours later.&nbsp; In Cannon Beach, the downtown was flooded and houses floated away.&nbsp; Peter Lindsey watched from high ground:</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:03:59 +0000 Jacob Lewin 10374 at http://klcc.org Fatal Tsunami Hit Oregon Coast 50 Years Ago Converting Grass Seed To Grain In The Willamette Valley http://klcc.org/post/converting-grass-seed-grain-willamette-valley <p></p><p></p><p>When grass seed prices crashed in 2008, a group of Willamette Valley farmers decided to switch part of their production to food crops.&nbsp; Now, not only are their results successful, but they may be laying the foundation for a different kind of food economy in Oregon.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:05:47 +0000 Jacob Lewin 7112 at http://klcc.org Converting Grass Seed To Grain In The Willamette Valley Corvallis Group Tries to Narrow the Achievement Gap http://klcc.org/post/corvallis-group-tries-narrow-achievement-gap <p>The number of Latinos in Oregon schools has reached 22-percent, but an achievement gap between Latinos and whites stubbornly continues. A program in Corvallis may be having some success in improving outcomes for Latino students.</p><p></p><p>Over tacos, a group of parents and peer facilitators draw up a list of obstacles to going to college.&nbsp; First is money, then motivation, and then teen pregnancy.&nbsp; Although they are talking about college, this is a group of parents of elementary school kids being taught the skills they need to be more involved:</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 04:43:21 +0000 Jacob Lewin 5248 at http://klcc.org Corvallis Group Tries to Narrow the Achievement Gap 20 Years Later, NAFTA's Dramatic Impact on Oregon http://klcc.org/post/20-years-later-naftas-dramatic-impact-oregon-1 <p>Twenty years ago this month President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law.&nbsp; Few foresaw that it would change the face of Oregon.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:25:10 +0000 Jacob Lewin 4004 at http://klcc.org 20 Years Later, NAFTA's Dramatic Impact on Oregon Lincoln County Schools Bring in the Ocean http://klcc.org/post/lincoln-county-schools-bring-ocean-1 <p>The aim of the Lincoln County School District is ambitious: To become the best district in the world for integrating the ocean into the lives of its students. This school year students, teachers and administrators—and their partners in the community—are doing more than ever to meet that goal. The sea lions on the Newport bayfront (sounds of sea lions barking) welcome a group of Lincoln County teachers. The teachers are down on their bellies, using car ice scrapers under the docks.The results go under portable microscopes. It's an exercise that they will later share with their students. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 23:57:57 +0000 Jacob Lewin 2105 at http://klcc.org Lincoln County Schools Bring in the Ocean