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Salem Keizer school board won’t take position on immigration ballot measure

Students enter Highland Elementary on Friday, Sept. 7. (Special to Salem Reporter/Moriah Ratner) The Salem-Keizer School Board Tuesday night renewed a resolution supporting “safe and welcoming schools” but declined to take a public position on a more controversial Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the state’s so-called sanctuary law. Tuesday’s[Read More…]


Celebration, donation launch new career programs for Salem-Keizer students

The salon and spa at the Salem-Keizer School District’s career center prepares students for real world scenarios, beginning with learning how to greet clients during appointments. (Special to Salem Reporter/Moriah Ratner) One building block at a time, the Career and Technical Education Center is expanding choices for students to learn[Read More…]

Chronic absenteeism: see how Salem-Keizer schools stack up

(Graphic by Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) As school kicks off, Salem schools are trying to reduce student absenteeism. Students who miss 10 percent or more of school are less likely to graduate on time, and districts across the country are looking at improving attendance as a way to improve graduation rates.[Read More…]