Whiteaker bullying just tip of iceberg in Salem-Keizer schools

Whiteaker bullying just tip of iceberg in Salem-Keizer schools Published 7:50 p.m. PT July 11, 2017 | Updated 9:21 p.m. PT July 11, 2017 The day after an Instagram account called The Whiteaker Bitches was taken down, “whiteaker_bitches69” was created and the cyberbullying of Whiteaker Middle School students continued. Parents and students, again, reported the harassment to police and posted about […]

Teacher discrimination suit against Salem-Keizer schools settles for $125,000

Teacher discrimination suit against Salem-Keizer schools settles for $125,000 Published 6:10 p.m. PT June 28, 2017 | Updated 11:05 a.m. PT June 29, 2017 A special needs teacher feels vindicated after reaching a $125,000 settlement with the Salem-Keizer School District. Holly Dowell filed a federal complaint against Salem-Keizer in 2016, claiming she was discriminated against “on the basis […]

Oregon House narrowly passes K-12 public schools budget

Oregon House narrowly passes K-12 public schools budget Published 12:55 p.m. PT June 27, 2017 | Updated 9:01 p.m. PT June 27, 2017 Oregon’s public schools budget was narrowly passed Tuesday with many state representatives saying it wasn’t enough money. The K-12 budget passed on the House floor, with 31 to 28 voting to allocate $7.6 billion in general fund money to the […]

Woodburn schools raises graduation rates dramatically

Woodburn schools raises graduation rates dramatically 7:32 p.m. PT June 9, 2017 Less than a decade ago, only 56 percent of students at Woodburn’s Wellness, Business and Sports School graduated in four years. This year, more than 90 percent earn their diplomas. The Wellness, Business and Sports School is one of four traditional high school programs […]

Salem-Keizer considers $147 million less for bond proposal

Salem-Keizer considers $147 million less for bond proposal Published 8:05 p.m. PT May 30, 2017 | Updated 3:34 p.m. PT May 31, 2017 The Salem-Keizer School District is considering lowering its latest bond proposal by $147 million and waiting until next May to take the proposal to voters. The results of a bond feasibility survey showed community […]

West Salem team wins world’s largest K-12 science competition

West Salem team wins world’s largest K-12 science competition Published 9:58 p.m. PT May 18, 2017 | Updated 3:06 p.m. PT May 21, 2017 A team of young women from West Salem High School has won one of the world’s largest science competitions. Alexa Montgomery, Marcella Cross, Emma Fagan, and Sophia Hawley recently finished first in North America’s 25th annual Toshiba/National Science […]