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K-12 Virtual Charters See Wave in Enrollment
Sep 20, 9:01 AM: Enrollment at public virtual schools surged upward last year — and insiders say it’s likely to continue.
'There's nothing in place': Parents ask Portland Public Schools for quarantine plan
Sep 17, 8:22 AM: While at least 200 PPS students have been asked to quarantine, parents say they've done so without distance learning alternatives in place.
Portland Public Schools capped enrollment for its virtual academy at 500 students. Then the delta va
Aug 30, 11:40 AM: As COVID-19 vaccinations were on the rise and restrictions on businesses and gatherings waned in the spring, Portland Public Schools officials took a bet on the number of families who would want their children to take >
Oregon will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all teachers
Aug 20, 3:43 PM: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday announced that every teacher in the state must be vaccinated against COVID-19, a reversal from her earlier assertions that superintendents and individual districts must decide on that >
Opinion: The truth about educational choice programs
Aug 19, 4:45 PM: All children deserve a chance at a great education, no matter where they live or how wealthy their parents are. Educational choice means all parents, regardless of means, enjoy the freedom to choose where and how their >
Review & Outlook: Dumbing Oregon Down
Aug 13, 11:44 AM: Why didn’t we think of that? Politicians and school officials in Oregon are embarrassed that too many minority children fail tests designed to confirm they’ve mastered the “essential skills” that high school is meant to >
Kids Unlimited Academy launches new ‘all year school’ model
Aug 5, 12:17 PM: Most kids in Oregon are still finishing up their summer break, but the same can't be said for hundreds of children enrolled in Kids Unlimited Academy public charter schools. Between the school's Medford and White City >
Portland-area schools have been open for in-person learning for weeks. Not everyone wanted to come back.
May 27, 6:14 AM:

And a lot of parents — and children — weren’t ready for a full-scale return to the classroom this spring, even as every district in the Portland area went to lengths to provide that option at least part of the time.

Oregon bill would require teacher union contracts allow class size management
May 11, 7:25 AM: A bill being considered in the Oregon Legislature this session, Senate Bill 580, would make class sizes a required component allowed in teacher union contract bargaining. The bill provides no increased state funding to >
Editorial: Class-size bill pushed by teachers union won’t help students
May 10, 8:03 AM: After a year in which students suffered profound academic, mental, social and emotional upheaval, Oregon legislators have a moral obligation to put students’ needs first in making any school-related decision. >
Oregon lawmakers take on teacher union ‘last in, first out’ rules
May 5, 7:24 AM: Under state law, Oregon school districts must retain their most senior teachers in the event of layoffs. The policy, called "last in, first out," is one that unions say enables industries to retain experience and >
Teachers in Portland Public Schools tentatively agree to begin teaching in person on April 1
Mar 16, 5:13 AM: The union representing Portland Public Schools has tentatively agreed to resume in-person teaching for elementary students on April 1, the same week that Gov. Kate Brown ordered elementary schools to allow all students to >
Oregon schools that don’t reopen may lose state funding
Mar 11, 7:14 AM: Oregon school districts may face the threat of losing state funding if they don’t reopen classrooms after Spring Break.
Oregon governor, legislative leaders plan to dole out $325 million for summer school, summer child care
Mar 9, 6:27 AM: Many Oregon children and teens who’ve suffered learning losses and mental health impacts from prolonged school closures will get summer learning and enrichment opportunities thanks to substantial grants to be doled out >
Portland High School students, parents call for more in-person learning
Feb 24, 7:38 AM: Some Portland High School students and parents say the students are not getting enough in-person learning despite the proposed schedule changes from the superintendent. Parents upset by Portland proposal for limited >
Oregon parents & educators weigh in on CDC school reopening guidelines
Feb 18, 7:00 AM: The CDC’s guidelines are similar to the guidelines in Oregon in that they emphasize things like wearing a mask, hand washing and social distancing.
Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.
Feb 17, 8:13 AM: But today, roughly 80 percent of Oregon’s 560,000 public schoolchildren remain in fully remote instruction. And while some districts are slowly bringing children back, two of the largest, Portland and Beaverton, do not >
Data show rural online academy has largest growth over last year
Feb 15, 9:37 AM: Enrollment numbers for the 2020-21 school year show schools in Malheur County as pretty near the mark for the prior enrollment year which finished amidst the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Teenagers need to be back in school': Parents rally for Beaverton School District to reopen high schools
Feb 11, 7:01 AM: As many Oregon high schools resume outdoor contact sports, those in the Beaverton School District will not be among them. Right now, high schools in that district are not offering in-person instruction. The state requires >
Oregon public school enrollment tumbles as COVID-19 pandemic forces students into at-home learning
Feb 5, 7:14 AM: Enrollment numbers at Oregon public schools have tumbled to their lowest point in over a decade, as the coronavirus pandemic forced students out of classrooms and into at-home learning.



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