Adapting with industry, high school classes in welding, hairstyling and auto detailing shift online

The school district salon at the Career Technical Education Center awaits both students and customers. (Moriah Ratner/Special to Salem Reporter) As Salem-Keizer teachers and principals prepare for remote classes, Rhonda Rhodes has more unusual questions than the average administrator. She’s the principal of the district’s Career Technical Education Center, a[Read More…]

Despite online start, Salem-Keizer superintendent promises school year will be “150% better” than spring

Salem-Keizer superintendent Christy Perry has a check-in video call with Schirle Elementary special education teacher Annie Hatzenbihler on Tuesday, April 14. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) More than 40,000 Salem-Keizer students will meet their teachers through a computer screen as classes begin in September.  Superintendent Christy Perry announced Tuesday Oregon’s second-largest school[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer teachers union joins call for all-remote school to start fall

Special education substitute teacher Elizabeth Adams, of Salem, protests plans to reopen Oregon schools in-person outside the state capitol on July 27, 2020. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Citing concerns about the safety of students and educators, Salem-Keizer’s teachers union is calling for Oregon’s second-largest school district to start school all online[Read More…]

With few details about fall school clear, hundreds of Salem-Keizer families opt for all-online classes

A Salem-Keizer School District graphic outlines what students and parents should consider before enrolling in all-online school in the fall. (Screenshot from district website) Hundreds of local students have already signed up for all-online classes through the Salem-Keizer School District next year, despite scant details about what the program will[Read More…]