education http://ijpr.org en Elementary School Pilot Program Helps Family Escape Homelessness http://ijpr.org/post/elementary-school-pilot-program-helps-family-escape-homelessness-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Across the country more than one million kids may not know where they’re going to sleep tonight.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">It could be in a car, on a friend’s couch, in a homeless shelter, or even on the street. In Oregon, there are more than 20,000 homeless students, in California, nearly a quarter million. And for these kids getting their homework done is the least of their problems.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Now&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tacomahousing.net/content/mccarver-elementary-school-housing-program" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">a unique program out of Tacoma</a>&nbsp;is trying to help those kids do better in school, one family at a time.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Taylor Winkle 9632 at http://ijpr.org Elementary School Pilot Program Helps Family Escape Homelessness 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 Strike Talks Continue http://ijpr.org/post/strike-talks-continue <p>Talks between striking Medford teachers and the Medford School District continued yesterday and both sides say they are intent on settling a contract as quickly as possible. The parties have agreed not to disclose details of their proposals.</p><p></p><p>The Mail Tribune reports that talks were continuing late into the night. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:53:44 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 7987 at http://ijpr.org Strike Talks Continue Oregon Students Missing Out On AP Chances http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-students-missing-out-ap-chances <p></p><p>College-bound high school students can get a leg up on their post-secondary education by taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams and classes.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>But a recent national report shows many Oregon students do not take advantage of the AP offerings.&nbsp; Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 7844 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Students Missing Out On AP Chances Attendance Drops In Medford Schools http://ijpr.org/post/attendance-drops-medford-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attendance in schools across the Medford School District dropped for the fourth consecutive day Friday. Some parents chose to keep children at home while some North Medford High School students joined the picket lines with their teachers on Thursday.</span></p><p>48 percent of the district's more than 12,000 students went to school Thursday, according to district reports. &nbsp;That number fell to 44 percent on Friday.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:31:27 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 7712 at http://ijpr.org Attendance Drops In Medford Schools Strike Talks Break Down http://ijpr.org/post/strike-talks-break-down <p>Talks have broken down between striking Medford teachers and the district.</p><p></p><p>The Mail Tribune reports the talks started off well, but ended with no contract agreement and no scheduled time for new negotiations.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:23:26 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 7711 at http://ijpr.org Strike Talks Break Down Mediator To Meet Today With Medford Educators http://ijpr.org/post/mediator-meet-today-medford-educators <p>Oregon State mediators will meet separately with bargaining teams from the Medford School District and its teachers union this afternoon in the hopes of settling contract disputes before a Feb. 6 strike.</p><p>The Medford Education Association notified the district yesterday of its intent to strike in 10 days as required by law. The union's bargaining team walked away from negotiations Friday, saying the district was unwilling to budge on its latest contract offer.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:10:47 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 6837 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Rank In Education Falls http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-rank-education-falls <p></p><p>A recent report from a national group should give Oregon educators pause.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The report shows the state ranking 40th in student achievement, which is not welcome news.&nbsp;&nbsp; California came in 33rd in the same list. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 6544 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Rank In Education Falls 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 Learning The Ropes In The World Of Arts http://ijpr.org/post/learning-ropes-world-arts <p></p><p>We want our students to do better in school, but budget cuts in recent years fell hard on offerings like art and music.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>And those offerings can be critical to the success of some students.&nbsp; Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:41:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5339 at http://ijpr.org Learning The Ropes In The World Of Arts