Now is the Time to Help All Graduates of the Class of 2024 Learn to Read & Write

In seven months, students of the Class of 2024 will be celebrating their high school graduation. There will be caps and gowns, smiling pictures taken, valedictorian speeches, grad night parties and many sighs of relief as students graduate and enter the real world. Students will be handed a high school diploma as a success indicator … Read more

Why Oregon has Failed to Teach Kids to Read after $250M Spent in 25 Years

By Alex Baumhardt, Oregon Capital Chronicle Editor’s note: This article comprises excerpts from an in-depth 3-part series published by the Oregon Capital Chronicle on the causes of the low reading proficiency of Oregon public school students. The 11,000-word series was researched over four months and included interviews with more than 80 teachers, parents, elected officials … Read more

Oregon School Testing: 43% Proficient in English, 30% in Math

By Alex Baumhardt, Oregon Capitol Chronicle Most Oregon students have not regained ground in key subjects following the COVID pandemic, but steep declines in English language arts, math and science proficiency that occurred during the pandemic are beginning to level off, according to the latest results from statewide assessment tests.  Gov. Tina Kotek said in … Read more

They’re Asking 11-year-olds WHAT? Inside the Invasive ‘Student Health Survey’

By Eagle News Staff The Oregon Health Authority conducts an annual Student Health Survey of sixth, eighth and 11th grade students in Oregon public schools. According to the OHA, the surveys are designed to address student health and safety, student mental and behavioral health, school climate and culture, and the impact of COVID-19. The sixth … Read more

Parents, Regarding Your Kids’ Schooling: Can You do Better?

By Victoria Marshall With the 2022 school year now over, parents have the right and responsibility to ask, “Can we do better?” According to World Population Review, Oregon ranks 40th of the 50 states in education overall. The NEA is more generous and has Oregon Public Schools listed 26th for the 2019-20 school year. Each … Read more