Report Supports Case for Governor’s Budget Increase for Career Academies
PORTLAND, OR – Without substantial investments in quality high school education models, Oregon’s goals of a skilled workforce to fill future jobs will be hard to reach. A report from the business leaders group, America’s Edge, released today by Portland business leaders offers good news and bad news for Oregon’s economy. On the upside, Oregon can look to significant growth in well-paying jobs requiring post-secondary education, particularly those in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. On the downside, the state won’t have nearly enough workers to fill them without a substantial shift in current education trends.
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Perry Point, Md.- Katie Buckle of Salem, Oregon, is one of 160 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 19th Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.
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Salem, Oregon – Oregon’s public schools would net $6.75 billion, the equivalent of nearly $1 billion in additional resources and savings, in the 2013-15 biennium under the draft budget framework released by the Co-Chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee today.
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SALEM, Ore.— Students interested in getting certified in hunter education by this fall’s hunting season should sign up for a class now. Classes are limited and most are scheduled from spring through late summer.
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Portland, Ore. – Mountain View High School Team 1 of Vancouver, Wash., finished in first place Saturday (Feb. 2) at the high school division of the BPA Regional Science Bowl 2013. It was the second straight year that a team from Mountain View had won the competition. Catlin Gabel High School Team 1 and Jesuit High School Team 1, both of Portland, came in second and third place, respectively.
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SALEM – On the day the nation mourned the death of twenty-six people in a rampage by a gunman in a Connecticut grade school, a group of Democratic legislators introduced a bill aimed at increasing security in Oregon schools.
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SELCO Community Credit Union Awards $475 Mini-Grant to Stayton Montessori Director Cynthia Rives for Cultural Diversity Exploration Packs
Stayton, OR – Stayton Montessori was awarded (via mail) one of 80 Mini-Grants from SELCO Community Credit Union. The $475.81 grant is for Cultural Diversity Exploration Packs to be used in the preschool’s classroom. The project aims to promote acceptance and peace in cultural diversity. With over 90% of the people in the Stayton/Sublimity area being Caucasian, this project is of special importance.
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Salem, Ore. – A workplace accident can be life changing for any family, especially those with children. Losing a parent or having a parent suffer a debilitating injury can significantly affect a student’s ability to pursue dreams through higher education.
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Oregon Military Department Photo Release: Miss Oregon 2012 volunteers at Operation Homefront’s Back to School Brigade event at Camp Withycombe
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Chris Thomas Oregon News Service
SALEM, Ore. – As kids and teachers head back to school within a few weeks in Oregon, the question has become how high those schools are aiming for educational achievement – and whether it’s high enough.
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