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Earthquake "Cages" Proposed to Protect Oregon School Students

By Jim McCoy Fri 2nd November Newsearthquake preparednessschools
Portland architect Ben Kaiser has proposed a way to protect school children from earthquakes and save school districts money. Kaiser says steel cages could be installed in schools to create safe zones where children would rush as a quake begins.The Oregonian reports the quake cages would cost about one-fourth as much as a seismic upgrade to a building. A 2007 state survey found that 57 perRead More »

Educators Assemble In Medford

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th October Newsconferencesschools
Approximately 500 educators, about 230 from the Medford School District, are gathered for a conference in Medford today and tomorrow. The aim is to further promote teacher teamwork to improve student performance. Former principals Rick and Becky Dufour are leading the conference. They say the concept of professional learning communities helps develop consistency in teaching students.

Salem-area School Closes After An Explosion In A Garbage Can

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th May Newsschools

A high school in Salem has been evacuated after a device that apparently was in a plastic bottle exploded in a garbage can.
     The Salem Statesman Journal reports students were calling it a dry-ice bomb.
     A spokesman for the Salem-Keizer district says there was a loudRead More »

Middle School Students Getting "CPR Anytime " Training

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd May Newsschools

Jamie Haden’s leadership class at Ashland Middle School is wrapping up two days of “CPR Anytime” training. “CPR Anytime” is called an “all-in-one” kit that has everything for administering “hand only” CPR.Read More »

State School Board Banning Native American School Nicknames

By Jim McCoy Fri 18th May NewsNative-American namesschools

The Oregon Board of Education has voted to require Oregon schools to retire their Native American mascots within five years or risk losing state funding.
     The vote Thursday gives Oregon some of the nation's toughest
restrictions on American Indian nicknames, mascots and logos.Read More »

Phoenix-Talent School Board Supports Keeping District Name The Same

The Phoenix-Talent school board is weighing in on the possibility of changing the district’s name. In a press release issued Monday morning, the board is supporting the idea of keeping the current name. The names proposed as alternatives to the current name are Rogue South Schools, South Valley Schools, South Rogue Valley Schools, and South Rogue Schools.Read More »

Phoenix-Talent School District Name Change

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd May NewsPhoenix newsschools

Officials at a southwest Oregon schooldistrict think a name change would help them retain students. The Phoenix-Talent School District lost 54 students this year to the neighboring Ashland district, under a new state open enrollment law.Read More »

Southern Oregon School District Changing Name

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd May Phoenix newsschools

The Phoenix-Talent School District lost 54 students this year to the neighboring Ashland district, under a new state open enrollment law. Officials think changing the district's name would help retain students.Read More »

Eagle Point School District Employees Authorize Strike

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th April NewsEagle Point schoolslabor disputesschools

Employees in the Eagle Point School district voted to authorize a strike after over a year of negotiations. 87 percent of the district’s employees were present for the vote. Read More »

Lebanon Schools Challenge Oregon State Board on Mascots

The Lebanon School Board is not letting go of the Warrior logo without a fight.The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the board voted 4-1 in favor of a resolution challenging the authority of the state Board of Education to propose a rule banning the use of American Indian mascots in public schools.
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