Oregon schools lean heavily on emergency teachers, including untrained ones

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…]


Corban adds ag science program for fall 2022

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 faculty work overtime to bring geology labs, nursing classes online

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…]


Salem-Keizer educators cheer legislative proposal to boost education funding

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…]

Students give Oregon legislators tips on fixing schools

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…]