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Education

Oregon has worst high school graduation rate in the nation

Oregon has worst high school graduation rate in the nationA report released by the U.S. Department of Education shows Oregon at the bottom of the list when it comes to the percentage of kids who graduate from high school in four years.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Education

Grammy winner helps Portland's King school add band program

Grammy winner helps Portland's King school add band programKing School, in Northeast Portland, has a new band program, thanks to the support of local Grammy Award winning musician Thara Memory.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Llama helps Beaverton students de-stress at finals time

Llama helps Beaverton students de-stress at finals timeAn unusual visitor moved through the halls of Valley Catholic Middle School Tuesday.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Beaverton schools to keep half-day kindergarten

Beaverton schools to keep half-day kindergartenThe Beaverton School District announced Thursday it will be keeping the half-day kindergarten option.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Oregon leaders propose $600M boost in education budget

Oregon leaders propose $600M boost in education budgetOregon's Democratic legislative leaders are proposing a nearly $600 million increase in funding for primary and secondary schools during the next two-year budget cycle.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Willamette Valley

Bullied boy's dad sues Eugene School District for $600K

Bullied boy's dad sues Eugene School District for $600KA father who says his son was bullied on a playing field last year has filed a $600,000 lawsuit against the Eugene School District.
  • Willamette Valley
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Education

OSU plans ambitious forestry complex

OSU plans ambitious forestry complexThe Oregon State University College of Forestry is moving ahead with plans for a new $60 million forest science complex to expand classroom, office and lab space and position the college as a leader in advanced wood products engineering.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Education

School worker provides books on Portland buses

School worker provides books on Portland busesWhat started as a sketch on a piece of paper has quickly grown into a program that connects books to students who take the school bus to and from school.
  • Education
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Local

PSU approves plan for adding armed police force

PSU approves plan for adding armed police forceA controversial plan to add an armed police force at Portland State University was approved nearly unanimously by the PSU Board of Directors.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

Oregon picked for healthy school lunch pilot program

Oregon picked for healthy school lunch pilot programMany more locally grown fruits and veggies are heading to the school lunch tables across Oregon.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Bend

OSU-Cascades request not in Kitzhaber budget

OSU-Cascades request not in Kitzhaber budgetGov. John Kitzhaber's proposed budget does not include long-term funding for Oregon State University's branch campus in Bend.
  • Bend
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Holidays

List of potentially toxic, hazardous toys released

List of potentially toxic, hazardous toys releasedAn Oregon research group released a list of potentially dangerous toys just as the holiday shopping season kicked into high gear.
  • Holidays
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Student from Lake Oswego earns Rhodes scholarship

Student from Lake Oswego earns Rhodes scholarshipThe Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that William J. Rathje of Lake Oswego was among 32 Americans selected for the scholarship.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Life

Portland hospital hosts 'Kangaroo-a-thon' for new parents

Portland hospital hosts 'Kangaroo-a-thon' for new parentsYou are my sunshine, my only sunshine," new mom Donna sings to her four-pound baby daughter Lake.
  • Life
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Local

Linfield College statement on Parker Moore's death

Linfield College statement on Parker Moore's deathLinfield College president Thomas Hellie released a statement on Sunday, about the death of student Parker Moore in a stabbing.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Local

Oregon's homeless student population up to nearly 19,000

Oregon's homeless student population up to nearly 19,000The number of Oregon students who were homeless during the past school year has jumped.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
KGW Investigates

Sex Offenders on Campus: A Balancing Act

Sex Offenders on Campus: A Balancing ActDozens of juvenile sex offenders are in K-12 classrooms throughout Oregon. There are more than 1,100 registered sex offenders on college campuses. KGW investigates where the offenders are and why their identities are kept a secret.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
National News

Fla. parents arrested for letting kids miss school

Fla. parents arrested for letting kids miss schoolPolice in Jacksonville are cracking down on parents who won't send their kids to school, arresting dozens of them, including the parent of a 9-year-old in the first grade who's been held back twice for absences.
  • National News
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Salem

Settlement: $9.7M to rebuild Woodburn High after fire

Settlement: $9.7M to rebuild Woodburn High after fireThe Woodburn School District has reached a settlement with its insurers over millions of dollars in damage from a fire at the high school in 2012.
  • Salem
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Local

Portland State University considers adding armed police

Portland State University considers adding armed policePortland State University is laying out its plan to create a full-fledged police department, which would include officers with guns.
  • Local
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Education

Swings too dangerous for schools in Washington town

Swings too dangerous for schools in Washington townSwing sets are being removed from the playgrounds at Richland elementary schools because they're too dangerous.
  • Education
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Education

Portland schools punished over black special ed discipline

Portland schools punished over black special ed disciplineThe Oregon Department of Education says the Portland school district disciplines black special education students at a higher-than-acceptable rate.
  • Education
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Washington cities may replace Columbus Day

Washington cities may replace Columbus DayThe Bellingham City Council will consider an ordinance to celebrate Coast Salish Day instead of Columbus Day.
  • Local
  • 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Gresham

Reynolds victim's mom starts foundation for troubled kids

Reynolds victim's mom starts foundation for troubled kidsThe mother of the student killed in the shooting at Reynolds High School last June has started a foundation to help troubled kids.
  • Gresham
  • 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Eugene

UO ends community art classes with nude models

UO ends community art classes with nude modelsThe University of Oregon has ended free art sessions for community artists to sketch nude models.
  • Eugene
  • 5 months ago
Local

Wizard of Oz leads kids into Portland Children's Museum

Wizard of Oz leads kids into Portland Children's MuseumThey're off to see the newly opened Wizard of Oz exhibit at the Portland Children's Museum, "Follow the yellow brick road," a Mom instructs her 3 year old on Monday morning.
  • Local
  • 5 months ago
Education

Students thriving at Wilsonville autism school

Students thriving at Wilsonville autism schoolA local mom frustrated by the lack of a good school situation for her son with autism decided to open up her own school.
  • Education
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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