The Salem-Keizer School District said the 2022 graduation rate was an improvement from pre-pandemic levels for years 2018-19.
Struggling with staffing shortages exacerbated by the pandemic, Oregon schools leaned heavily last year on teachers who received emergency licenses from the state. During the 2021-22 school year, districts employed 438 emergency licensed teachers, up from 181 the year prior and a low of 134 five years ago, according to[Read More…]
Years of underfunding has lead to a widening gap between what schools need and what they’re getting, a new report says.
The building where the new ag program at Corban University will be held. (Courtesy/Corban University) Corban University, a private Christian university in south Salem, is adding a new 4-year agricultural science degree program to its roster next year, contributing to a growing agricultural education sector in the Willamette Valley. The[Read More…]
Chemeketa Community College on Thursday, April 16. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions are vital to continue this so please sign up today. Automotive students are working on cars in their driveways. Viticulture instructors lead wine[Read More…]
Gov. Kate Brown shows a signed copy of the Student Success Act to Waldo Middle School students at a May 20, 2019 ceremony at Washington Elementary School. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) After signing a $2 billion tax bill and education spending package into law last week, Gov. Kate Brown on Monday[Read More…]
Educators rally in front of the Capitol as part of a statewide teacher walkout on May 8, 2019 (Aubrey Wieber/Salem Reporter) One llama and a handful of dogs joined about 2,000 educators from Salem, Eugene and the Mid-Willamette Valley for a march on the state capitol to urge legislators to[Read More…]
Educators from across Oregon walk along Chemeketa Street during the March for Our Students on Feb. 18, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) SALEM — You may see them wearing red, walking out of school or at rallies after the bell rings. On Wednesday, public school teachers from Bend to Grants Pass[Read More…]
Salem-Keizer Superintendent Christy Perry addresses a room full of educators at a meeting with Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Salem-Keizer educators are cheering an ambitious legislative package to reduce class size, hire more counselors in schools and help more classroom aides become teachers. At a meeting Tuesday evening[Read More…]
Jenessa Teachout, a junior at Gresham’s Sam Barlow High School, and Meagan Graves, senior at Portland’s Madison High School, chat with Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, at a legislative committee session Thursday. (Jonathan House/Portland Tribune) If given a choice for one reform at his high school, Des’smen Pooler would add a mandatory class on[Read More…]