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Public News Service - OR: Education

Oregon students led the passage of a bill creating ethnic studies in the state's K-12 schools. (APANO)

SALEM, Ore. – Students and racial-justice groups in the state are among those applauding a bill now on the governor's desk that should make Oregon schools feel more inclusive for students of color. Under House Bill 2845, the Oregon Department of Education will adopt ethnic studies standards

Oregon lawmakers in Salem are grappling with a $1.4 billion budget shortfall. (Chris Phan/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore -- As Oregon educators watch Salem to see how education funding will fare in this year's negotiations, they also are keeping one eye on the uncertainty at the federal level. A 2018 budget from the Trump administration is expected next week and most likely will include large cuts to dome

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival provides workshops for high school students in the state. (Kim Budd/Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

ASHLAND, Ore. – The proposed budget from the Trump administration would slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts to zero, and that could mean fewer children in Oregon will be exposed to art. The state's world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival hosts hundreds of students each y

Groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to pass standards for ethnic studies in the state's public schools. (APANO)

SALEM, Ore. — A coalition of groups wants to bring the stories and contributions of underrepresented communities into classrooms across Oregon. The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, will be in Salem Monday to urge lawmakers to pass House Bill 2845, which would create an advisory grou

Measure 97 would tax corporations that make more than $25 million and use that money to fund institutions such as public education. (hdornak/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two major economic reports on Measure 97 leave out the potential value of investment in education, health care and senior citizen services to Oregon's economy, according to a new report. Doctor Richard Sims, chief economist for the National Education Association, analyzed th

Measure 97 could add $3 billion a year to Oregon's budget for education, health care and senior services. (Cel Lisboa/Unsplash)

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregonians will get their ballots one week from today, and among the biggest initiatives they will decide on is Measure 97, which would create a 2.5 percent tax on corporations that make $25 million in gross sales. Campaign contributions for and against the measure have swelled as th

Parents and advocates for English-language learners gathered for a recent summit on Oregon's ELL programs. (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With the start of a new school year, there's renewed interest in a bill passed unanimously by the Oregon Legislature in 2015, aimed at improving programs for Oregon's 57,000 students learning English. Many school districts have struggled to provide proper instruction for English-

Oregon ranks 35th in the nation for education funding. (Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. — Decades of shrinking budgets for Oregon's public schools has led to some of the largest class sizes and lowest graduation rates in the country, a new report says. Along with a statewide study of Oregon's many funding gaps in education, authors of the report at Oregon Education

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