A 14-year-old from Florida wins the National Spelling Bee
Dev Shah won by correctly spelling "psammophile," a noun that is used to describe animals and plants that prefer to live in sandy soil environments.
Oregon literacy framework aims to strengthen reading foundations for young students
The Early Literacy Framework is a 100-page document aimed at guiding an overhaul to how Oregon schools teach reading.
Oregon Gov. Kotek, lawmakers move to add $300 million to public school funding
Earlier this week, Oregon Democrats issued support for $10.2 billion in public education funding in light of the state’s June revenue forecast, calling it a historic investment.
Linfield University program wasn’t created to help first-generation students get through pandemic — but it did
The first cohort of Linfield’s First Scholars program will earns diplomas this Sunday. The program focuses primarily on students’ first year at Linfield, with a year of mentoring from older students and Linfield faculty and staff, as well as meetings and activities to help incoming students get oriented on campus.
A year after Uvalde’s school massacre, healing remains elusive
There are still many unresolved questions about the shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers. As they grasp for answers, surviving families and the broader community feel suspended in grief.
Blue Mountain Community College laid them off. Now they could be back as elected board members
The results of last week’s election are the latest turn in an ongoing fight at the community college between its budget writers and staff.
25 years later, memories of Oregon’s Thurston school shooting still haunt community
This weekend marks 25 years since Thurston High School student Kip Kinkel murdered his parents, then opened fire on classmates in a cafeteria the next day.
At graduations, Native American students seek acceptance of tribal regalia
For Native American students, tribal regalia is often passed down through generations and worn at graduations to signify connection with the community.
Oregon voters support levies for school operations, while 2 districts see second bond rejections
Bonds and levies for 16 school districts showed up on ballots across Oregon. Early returns from Tuesday’s election showed strong support for local levies to pay for staff, while only half of districts with bonds on the ballot were successful in passing them.
Conservative school board candidates losing in Newberg and North Clackamas, leading in Crook County
Conservative candidates have been targeting school board seats across the country in recent years.