West Salem science teacher Michael Lampert retires

West Salem science teacher Michael Lampert retires Published 6:35 p.m. PT May 15, 2017 | Updated 3:50 p.m. PT May 16, 2017 The walls and cabinets of Michael Lampert’s classroom at West Salem were covered, floor to ceiling, with pictures, papers, and posters. The room served as a haven for Lampert’s students and their friends. […]

Awesome 3000 gives sense of community to thousands

Awesome 3000 gives sense of community to thousands Published 12:36 p.m. PT May 6, 2017 | Updated 7:35 p.m. PT May 6, 2017 Every Awesome 3000 participant gets a boom of claps and cheers as they cross the finish line. No matter what. An aisle of yellow, white, and green flags guide the preK-12 runners to […]

Howard Street Charter gets a cut to district funding

Howard Street Charter gets a cut to district funding 5:46 p.m. PT April 19, 2017 Howard Street Charter School is getting a funding cut from the Salem-Keizer School District. School board members agreed to cut about $185,000 from its funding for the charter school — about 15 percent. Nancy MacMorris-Adix, the chairperson of the school […]

Restraint, seclusion bill dies in current session

Restraint, seclusion bill dies in current session Published 4:52 p.m. PT April 17, 2017 | Updated 3:44 p.m. PT April 18, 2017 An attempt to ban the use of methods to physically restrain schoolchildren or confine them in seclusion rooms has failed in this year’s legislature. But legislators said they will work to bring a new bill […]

Restraint and seclusion: struggle or safety?

Restraint and seclusion: struggle or safety? Published 7:52 p.m. PT April 14, 2017 | Updated 2:25 p.m. PT April 17, 2017 When Ed Wagner looks at his daughter, he sees a child who loves to sing, and play tag on the playground. But school officials see a girl whose behavior is often harmful — scratching, spitting, biting, pushing, […]