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November 11, 2014

Seeking Big K-12 Plans From Governors for 2015? Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Delivers

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has presented a wide-ranging package of education initiatives that include a focus on early education, reading, and English-language learners.

July 23, 2014

Summer Is Over for Students at Year-Round Schools

Students at year-round schools from North Carolina to Oregon are heading back to class already.

July 15, 2014

Some Oregon Districts Have Worst 'Bang for Educational Buck'

A new report found that rural districts in Oregon are spending high amounts on students yet performing poorly on state exams.

May 05, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver State Will Be the First to Get Off High-Risk Status?

Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, each had until Thursday to submit a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education addressing the agency's concerns with their waivers.

May 01, 2014

Rural Oregon District Adds Fifth Year of High School, Scholarship Program

Students in rural Gaston County, Ore., can enroll in a fifth year of high school and earn funds for higher education through a new dual-enrollment program.

March 19, 2014

Oregon Cracks Down on Schools That Fail to Meet Instructional-Time Rules

Public high schools in Portland are revising their schedules after the Oregon education agency ruled they are failing to meet the state's requirement for at least 130 instructional hours per course.

March 07, 2014

Oregon Becomes Tenth State to Adopt Common Science Standards

Yesterday, the Oregon state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

February 04, 2014

Achievement, Grad Rate Among Tribal Students of Concern in Oregon

New report on Oregon's tribal students show they start out behind, miss more school, and are more likely to drop out.

November 22, 2013

Legal Complaint Claims 'Coercion' in Oregon Common-Core Guidance

The Oregon complaint targets the state school boards association, while a teachers' union in Maryland has also filed a grievance regarding work on common-core aligned curriculum.

September 27, 2013

News About State Education Chiefs: One Elevation, One Nosedive

News on state education chiefs for the week of Sept. 23 included a new Oregon K-12 boss and a skydiving Rhode Island education commissioner.

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