The Oregon Board of Education voted Thursday to continue to suspend the requirement to prove basic skills, saying its been misapplied and is ineffective. The change drew sharp criticism from GOP legislators.
Author: By Alex Baumhardt – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Lisa Charpilloz Hanson, who spent nearly 16 years as deputy director of the state agriculture agency, has been appointed to the post.
AROUND OREGON: Oregon Fish and Wildlife seeks to recover damages from the Winchester Water Control District over repairs that left 550,000 lamprey dead.
The Burns Paiute Tribe is getting help digging out from heavy spring rains that caused flash flooding, mudslides and major damage to its Jonesboro ranch, a 6,380-acre property in eastern Oregon. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, announced this week that the tribe would receive federal disaster assistance to[Read More…]
Oregon school children have some catching up to do after the disruption of the pandemic. Charlene Williams, the new director of the Oregon Department of Education, wants to grow and diversity the teacher workforce to improve student outcomes.
OREGON NEWS: A Oregon State University professor and U.S. Geological Survey biologist reviewed 50 years of data on fish survival and hatchery costs. The findings question results of $9 billion spent.
STATE NEWS: Oregon state officials haven’t received wage complaints about overtime pay from farmworkers this summer, but advocates say many delay reporting for fear of retaliation.
Part 3: With districts, not the state, responsible for improving the teaching of reading, some students will be left behind.
Part 2: Oregon’s 15 educator preparation programs offer vastly different reading instruction methods to future teachers, and some teach flawed methods.
SPECIAL REPORT Part 1: Many Oregon kids still struggle to read because they are taught using ineffective methods. Experts explain what should have happened.