Western waives application fee for military

Western waives application fee for military 8:49 a.m. PDT September 9, 2016 Western Oregon University recently began waiving the $60 undergraduate and graduate application fees for current members of the armed services and former members who were honorably discharged. “As a veteran … I am pleased that the university has continued to expand its services andContinue reading “Western waives application fee for military”

State tests show mixed results

State tests show mixed results 3:53 p.m. PDT September 8, 2016 Oregon students improved slightly in two state mandated tests last year, and declined slightly in a third. The results of the state’s Smarter Balanced Assessment for English and Math, and Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) for Science were released Thursday. About 55 percent of Oregon students earnedContinue reading “State tests show mixed results”

Incoming students told to dream big, be bold

Incoming students told to dream big, be bold 10:05 a.m. PDT September 7, 2016 Tuesday was the first day of school for sixth and ninth graders in the Salem-Keizer School District. To welcome those starting at McKay High School in Salem, Oregon Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor and McKay Principal Sara LeRoy spoke at the freshmen orientation.Continue reading “Incoming students told to dream big, be bold”

It’s time to go back to school

It’s time to go back to school 10:07 a.m. PDT September 7, 2016 The beginning of a new school year can be both nerve-wracking and exciting. Students are ready to see their friends after months of separation — and make new friends. They are about to be exposed to a lot of new information, and theyContinue reading “It’s time to go back to school”

#SJbacktoschool shows what it takes to start the year

#SJbacktoschool shows what it takes to start the year 3:24 p.m. PDT September 5, 2016 This past week, educators in the Salem-Keizer School District have been busy getting ready for a new school year. At Auburn Elementary School, new teachers toured the school, learned the ins and outs and set up their classrooms. At McNary High School, newContinue reading “#SJbacktoschool shows what it takes to start the year”

New federal standards for Head Start released

New federal standards for Head Start released 8:55 p.m. PDT September 2, 2016 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced new standards for national Head Start programs, the first comprehensive revision of the Head Start Program Performance Standards since they were originally published in 1975. Head Start promotes school readiness with children inContinue reading “New federal standards for Head Start released”

Youth farmers graduate, honored for summer work

Youth farmers graduate, honored for summer work 5:39 p.m. PDT September 2, 2016 When Abigail Jeanseau asks some of her friends where they think vegetables come from, they say, “Um … Safeway?” Jeanseau knows better. Jeanseau, 13, worked 200 hours this summer on the Marion Polk Food Share Youth Farm. From rainbow quinoa to Iko Iko peppers,Continue reading “Youth farmers graduate, honored for summer work”

300 new teachers in Salem-Keizer classrooms

300 new teachers in Salem-Keizer classrooms 9:22 a.m. PDT August 31, 2016 When school starts next week for Salem-Keizer students, they’ll be greeted by about 300 new teachers. Superintendent Christy Perry said  the district has also hired about 75 support staff and 11 bus drivers. Almost all special education positions have been filled and 100 percent of bilingual schoolContinue reading “300 new teachers in Salem-Keizer classrooms”

Governor supports outdoor education ballot measure

Governor supports outdoor education ballot measure 5:14 p.m. PDT August 9, 2016 Governor Kate Brown announced her support for Measure 99 this week. The Save Outdoor School for All ballot measure proposes setting aside 4 percent of lottery proceeds, not to exceed $22 million annually, to fund a full week of Outdoor School programming for every Oregon fifth- or sixth-grader.Continue reading “Governor supports outdoor education ballot measure”

School board meeting to address superintendent raise

School board meeting to address superintendent raise 8:03 p.m. PDT August 8, 2016 The Salem-Keizer School Board will discuss revisions to board policies, grant budgets, personnel actions, upcoming school board and budget committee meetings and more at its monthly business meeting Tuesday evening. There will also be a reading of amendments to Superintendent Christy Perry’sContinue reading “School board meeting to address superintendent raise”