oregon schools http://nwpr.org en Oregon Audit Outlines 'Achievement Gap' In State Middle Schools http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-audit-outlines-achievement-gap-state-middle-schools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Minority and economically disadvantaged </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> graders in Oregon are falling behind in the classroom. That's according to a new audit released Wednesday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office. It shows that students from those groups are often a year behind their peers in reading and math.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 01:26:04 +0000 Chris Lehman 45218 at http://nwpr.org Oregon School District Considers Ban On Sherman Alexie Novel http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-school-district-considers-ban-sherman-alexie-novel <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/020314JR_Gagner_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A school district in Sweet Home, Ore., is considering whether to pull a book by Northwest author Sherman Alexie from junior high classrooms.<p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:10:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 40921 at http://nwpr.org Oregon School District Considers Ban On Sherman Alexie Novel Union and Oregon University System Reach Agreement http://nwpr.org/post/union-and-oregon-university-system-reach-agreement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Oregon University System and its classified workers have reached a tentative agreement on a two year contract, averting a threatened strike on the first day of classes.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:24:51 +0000 Rachael McDonald 34826 at http://nwpr.org Union and Oregon University System Reach Agreement Oregon Lawmakers Send Education Budget To Governor http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-send-education-budget-governor <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/070113CL_k12budget_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon schools will get a sizeable increase in state funding after the Oregon House gave final approval to a spending plan for K-12 schools. Supporters say it will protect most districts from cuts.<p>When combined with a separate bill to cut public pensions, the education budget gives Oregon schools an additional $1 billion dollars to spend statewide. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:10:18 +0000 Chris Lehman 30274 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Send Education Budget To Governor Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Ease Native Mascot Ban Despite Veto Threat http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-vote-ease-native-mascot-ban-despite-veto-threat <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/070113CL_kruse_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers have ignored a threatened veto and approved a measure to relax a ban on Native American-themed school mascots. The Senate Monday gave final approval to the bill, which would allow school districts to keep their mascots if the nearest American Indian tribe agrees.<p>That would reverse a decision by the Oregon Board of Education to ban such mascots by 2017. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:05:39 +0000 Chris Lehman 30273 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Ease Native Mascot Ban Despite Veto Threat Oregon Senate Changes Course, Approves Schools Budget http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-senate-changes-course-approves-schools-budget <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062613CL_schoolbudget_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A major component of the Oregon budget is on the move in the legislature again. The Oregon Senate Wednesday signed off on the spending plan for K-12 schools. It comes one week after the same budget proposal failed.<p>Oregon schools get the bulk of their money through the legislature. This budget would represent a sizable boost over last time. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:30:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 30024 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Senate Changes Course, Approves Schools Budget Oregon K-12 Budget Hits Legislative Roadblock http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-k-12-budget-hits-legislative-roadblock <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061713CL_schoolbudget_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The largest portion of the Oregon state spending plan hit a major roadblock in the legislature Monday.<p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:03:53 +0000 Chris Lehman 29512 at http://nwpr.org Oregon K-12 Budget Hits Legislative Roadblock