With fewer requirements and a disrupted senior year, Class of 2020 posts graduation records in Oregon, Salem

Majida Aryan and other North Salem High School seniors stand during their graduation ceremony on Thursday, August 6. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Stacie Creighton spent her summer knocking on doors, tracking down North Salem High School seniors. Creighton, an assistant principal at the high school, was on a mission: get more[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer aims for late February to resume kindergarten, first grade in person

Highland Elementary School students enter the school library for brief in-person classes on Oct. 20, 2020 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Thousands of kindergarten and first-grade students could be back in Salem classrooms by late February as local schools move forward with Gov. Kate Brown’s loosened in-person instruction rules. But a firm[Read More…]

Path for more Oregon kids in the classroom opens in 2021 as governor makes reopening decisions local

An empty classroom at Stevens Middle School on Aug. 18, 2020 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) This article was updated at 4:06 p.m. Thousands of Oregon students could be back in school by mid-February after Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that local school districts, not the state, would make decisions about when[Read More…]

Salem private school under investigation after education department finds it broke state rules to reopen

Holy Family Academy on Thursday, December 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) A Salem private school is under state investigation after the Oregon Department of Education concluded it violated state Covid restrictions by fully opening for regular classes in the fall. Holy Family Academy, a K-8 Catholic school serving about 70 students[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer administrators plan overhaul of school discipline, safety with goal of reducing racial disparities

Protestors rallied outside of the Salem-Keizer school district offices on Thursday, June 18 to urge the district to cancel their contract for police officers in schools. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem-Keizer School District leaders plan to overhaul the district’s discipline and student safety programs, aiming to reduce racial disparities in the[Read More…]