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Final Forum Tonight To Discuss Medford School District Budget

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April Newseducation fundingMedford School District
A final public forum is taking place tonight to discuss the proposed Medford School District budget for 2013-14 academic year. District superintendent Dr. Phil Long says the budget fully funds core academics, as well as music, the arts and athletics. The budget also proposes improved security safety features based on assessment after the Conneticut school shooting last December.Read More »

Report: Oregon Spends Big Money On Pre-K Education

An annual report shows Oregon enrolls relatively few children in state-funded prekindergarten classes but spends more money per student than almost every other state. The rankings from the National Institute for Early Education Research are almost identical to the ones Oregon has received in previous years. Of the 40 states with preschool programs, Oregon ranked 30th in enrollmenRead More »

State Land Board Distributes Common School Fund Money

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January Newseducation fundingOregon Land Board
The Oregon Land Board has announced the disbursement of 26 million dollars to the Common School Fund. That’s 10 percent more than was given out at this time last year. The money comes from the management of public lands- including range lands, forest lands, and water ways. The fund was established when Oregon became a state in 1859.Read More »

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