Oregon’s oldest university is taking over the region’s oldest arts college in a move designed to strengthen both schools, at a time of intense difficulty and financial strain for higher education institutions.
Since March, Oregon families have seen COVID-19 force school online. Now wildfires are disrupting the start of a very different new school year. But thousands of Oregon students are making the choice to start - and stay - online. They're signing up for new online academies, a trend that could change education in the state.
Some school districts, as well as colleges and universities, throughout Oregon are closing and canceling in-person and online classes due to wildfires causing evacuations and hazardous air quality and driving conditions.
It was common through the 1800s for American school children to attend a one-room schoolhouse. In 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, children in the Swanson family in rural north Olympia will attend a one-garage schoolhouse.