education http://ijpr.org en Rewarding A Drive For Science http://ijpr.org/post/rewarding-drive-science <p></p><p></p><p>Do you love science?&nbsp; Or at least like it a lot?&nbsp;</p><p>We keep working as a society to engender interest in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering and math.&nbsp;</p><p>And an Oregon student, Rachel Lertora from Astoria, is a finalist in a national science competition climaxing on <a href="http://www.4-h.org/4-h-national-youth-science-day/" target="_blank"><strong>4-H National Youth Science Day.&nbsp; </strong></a> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16066 at http://ijpr.org Rewarding A Drive For Science 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 High Marks For High Schools http://ijpr.org/post/high-marks-high-schools <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Several high schools in our region gained some bragging rights recently, as U.S. News &amp; World Report issued its <a href="http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools" target="_blank"><strong>annual rankings</strong></a> of American high schools.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.ashland.k12.or.us/sectionindex.asp?SectionID=41" target="_blank"><strong>Ashland High School,</strong></a> South Medford and South Eugene all ranked highly, along with Central Point's <a href="http://www.district6.org/cra/" target="_blank"><strong>Crater Renaissance Academy.&nbsp; Fri, 16 May 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 12445 at http://ijpr.org High Marks For High Schools The Promise Of A Pencil http://ijpr.org/post/promise-pencil <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Just a few years ago, Adam Braun looked down the road to a rich life, in the monetary sense.&nbsp;</p><p>He'd been working at hedge funds since he was 16, and a Wall Street career seemed pre-ordained.&nbsp;</p><p>Then Adam traveled through India, and met a boy who wanted a pencil.&nbsp; Just a pencil.&nbsp; Mon, 05 May 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 11763 at http://ijpr.org The Promise Of A Pencil Southern Oregon U.'s "Inspire Academy" http://ijpr.org/post/southern-oregon-us-inspire-academy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>When school is out for the summer, getting more education is the last thing on many kids' minds.</p><p>Maybe that's why Southern Oregon University left the words "school" and "education" out of its summer program: <a href="http://www.sou.edu/youth/academy/index.html" target="_blank"><strong>Inspire Academy.&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p>The academy offers middle school-aged kids an "experience" in many realms, from chess strategy to stage combat to monster anatomy.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 11249 at http://ijpr.org Southern Oregon U.'s "Inspire Academy" 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