A proposal passed unanimously by the state House on Monday would require schools to teach the history of Jewish people and their contributions to society. Read the full story.
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Proposal would remove requirement that boys’ bathrooms and charter school restrooms have free tampons, sanitary pads
Senate Bill 246 would backtrack on Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act, which was passed in 2021. Read the full story via Oregon Capital Chronicle here.
Legislative proposal would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local school board elections
House Bill 3206 focuses on the elections that impact teens the most. Read the full story on Oregon Capital Chronicle here.
Proposals in Oregon Senate aim to ease educator shortage
Two bills are focused on removing barriers to entering public education and addressing burnout. Read the full story on Oregon Capital Chronicle here.
Young people are speaking up in the state Legislature. Are adults listening?
Two Oregon senators are inviting young people to committee meetings, asking them to talk about the environment, child welfare and other issues. Photos and story by Natalie Pate on Oregon Capital Chronicle.
Kotek proposes $13.5 billion for education but critics say more is needed
Experts say the state needs to spend even more to keep schools running as they are, let alone improve them. Read the story via Oregon Capital Chronicle here.
Education Writers Association: How to Cover Student Achievement Losses and Full Pandemic Recovery
Natalie Pate helps journalists understand and make the most of the Education Recovery Scorecard. This database compares student achievement losses amid COVID-19 and shows which student groups were most affected by disrupted learning at the local level. Data on 29 states (more to come) and the District of Columbia can be accessed. Read the blogContinue reading “Education Writers Association: How to Cover Student Achievement Losses and Full Pandemic Recovery”
Dozens of legislative bills address curriculum, parent choice, teachers and more
A look at about 30 education bills among more than 100 proposed this session, which ends in June. Read the story via Oregon Capital Chronicle here.
State high school graduation rate up slightly in 2022
State data released Thursday show 81.3% of students last year graduated in four years compared with 80.6% the year before. Read the story via Oregon Capital Chronicle here.
Eater PDX: 10 Food Bills to Follow in Oregon’s 2023 Legislative Session
The 2023 Oregon legislative session kicked off on Jan. 17 in Salem. Over the next five months, lawmakers will consider hundreds of proposed bills, many of which could impact how people access, handle, produce, and consume food. Here’s a look at 10 food-related bills to follow this session. Read the story here.