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In some ways, the new University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere sounds like a lot of emigrants who come to Oregon. First, he thought he'd take a look around just to get to know the state a bit more, but he quickly fell in love with the place. He says he and his wife Jan were contantly amazed at the sheer beauty and the diversity of Oregon's landscape. As he told the University's Quarterly Magazine,
The people who have driven around the state with us are probably sick of Jan and me interrupting every conversation every fifteen minutes, saying, 'My god, look at this!'He's only been here since July but he's already weighed in publicly about the big funding issues higher education faces — some of which we touched on in our show a couple of months ago about the Future of Public Higher Education. Since then, former University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer released a report that outlined proposed changes to the structure of the state's three largest universities.
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We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.
We talk with Nancy Golden, Oregon's new Chief Education Officer, following Rudy Crew's departure.
During the 2011 legislative session, Governor John Kitzhaber pushed through a bill that makes the governor the superintendent of public instruction. The bill requires the governor to appoint a deputy superintendent to run the education department and oversee the schools. Last month, Kitzhaber named former head of New York City schools, Rudy Crew, as his chief education officer. Crew began his job this week. Crew has a long history in public education. He spent four years each as the head of the New York City and Miami-Dade County school systems. But both positions ended on bad terms due to disagreements with the school boards. But the appointments were not without achievements such as reducing overcrowding and improving test scores.
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We talk to a transgender high school student about new guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and we hear from the three candidates who are running for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary.
A bill in the Oregon Legislature would require school districts and the state Department of Education to report confirmed acts of bullying, including harassment and cyberbullying.
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Harold Lopez-Nussa was trained in the formidable classical music education system set up in Cuba after the revolution. He's among the first of his class to get a deal with a U.S. record label.
Not all conspiracy theories are harmful, though many have negative effects, says Tania Lombrozo. New research suggests education's consequences can disrupt the processes that draw people to them.
Hispanics rank very low in terms of college enrollment and graduation. Experts discuss the problem.
Recent arrests of undocumented immigrants by federal agents in Austin have raised concerns in many immigrant communities.
American higher-ed and high tech are looking with dismay at President Trump's view of borders and the world. We'll listen.
Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.
In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.