teachers http://ijpr.org en Education Issues With The OEA President http://ijpr.org/post/education-issues-oea-president <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>School is out for most kids and teachers, but the work of education goes on.&nbsp;</p><p>And so do the debates about how best to make the American public education system better.&nbsp;</p><p>The existing system has been overlaid with more standardized testing in recent years, and the implementation of the national Common Core Standards.&nbsp;</p><p>The<a href="http://www.oregoned.org/" target="_blank"><strong> Oregon Education Association</strong></a> represents the teachers who carry out the work.&nbsp; Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15675 at http://ijpr.org Education Issues With The OEA President Teacher Education Lags In Oregon http://ijpr.org/post/teacher-education-lags-oregon <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The ongoing focus on raising the quality of American public education generally falls on teachers.&nbsp;</p><p>And a recent report rated more than 2,000 teacher training programs across the country.&nbsp;</p><p>None of the top 100 are located in Oregon.&nbsp;</p><p>Oregon's <a href="http://chalkboardproject.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Chalkboard Project </strong></a>is dedicated to improving education, including raising the level of teacher education.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 14959 at http://ijpr.org Teacher Education Lags In Oregon Teachers TELL Of Their Working Conditions http://ijpr.org/post/teachers-tell-their-working-conditions <p></p><p>Oregon teachers and principals have more paperwork to fill out, but the latest addition is voluntary.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The<a href="http://www.oregoned.org/action-center/take-the-tell-oregon-survey" target="_blank"><strong> TELL Oregon survey</strong></a> takes information from the teachers and principals about their working conditions, and it's quite detailed.&nbsp; Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 8434 at http://ijpr.org Teachers TELL Of Their Working Conditions Substitute Teachers Ready in Medford http://ijpr.org/post/substitute-teachers-ready-medford <p>Medford schools are closed today (Monday, February 10) as substitute teachers called in from throughout the state get ready to cross the picket lines tomorrow.</p><p></p><p>Medford teachers have been on strike since Thursday. The subs met with Medford Schools administrators for more than five hours yesterday. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:57:17 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 7490 at http://ijpr.org Substitute Teachers Ready in Medford Medford Talks Continue, But No School Thursday http://ijpr.org/post/medford-talks-continue-no-school-thursday <p>Medford School District canceled Thursday classes on Wednesday afternoon, bracing for a possible teacher strike.</p><p></p><p>School Superintendent Phil Long <a href="http://www.medford.k12.or.us/News.asp?NewsID=1808" target="_blank"><strong>made the announcement </strong></a>on the school district's web site before classes ended for the day on Wednesday. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:48:01 +0000 Geoffrey Riley 7294 at http://ijpr.org Medford Talks Continue, But No School Thursday Strike Deadline Approaches: Medford Teachers Talk http://ijpr.org/post/strike-deadline-approaches-medford-teachers-talk <p>Medford teachers and the school district returned to contract talks Tuesday, but not before taking more public shots at each other.</p><p></p><p>Mediation sessions resumed a few hours after the union chief and the school superintendent published dueling guest columns in the Mail Tribune of Medford.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 02:27:06 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 7241 at http://ijpr.org Strike Deadline Approaches: Medford Teachers Talk Medford Teachers Hold Strike Vote http://ijpr.org/post/medford-teachers-hold-strike-vote <p>After nearly a year of contract negotiations, Medford teachers will vote tonight (January 23) on whether to strike.</p><p></p><p>The Mail Tribune reports that bargaining teams from the Medford School District and the Medford Education Association have met three times this month, totaling about 30 hours, to negotiate the remaining articles of a new contract.</p><p>The district implemented the contract in late December without support of the teachers' union. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:14:07 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 6594 at http://ijpr.org Medford Teachers Hold Strike Vote Special Session Ahead: Tinkering (or not) With Oregon PERS http://ijpr.org/post/special-session-ahead-tinkering-or-not-oregon-pers <p>The Oregon Legislature adjourned last summer, and in the minds of some observers, left some work on the table.&nbsp;</p><p>So Governor Kitzhaber called legislators back to work, hoping they&#39;ll use Monday&#39;s special session to pass reform in the public employee retirement system (PERS) and a package of new taxes.&nbsp; Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:56:47 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 564 at http://ijpr.org Special Session Ahead: Tinkering (or not) With Oregon PERS