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, […]

McKay, North Salem High School lose principals to new jobs

McKay, North Salem High School lose principals to new jobs Published 7:59 p.m. PT April 7, 2017 | Updated 1:45 p.m. PT April 8, 2017 Cynthia Richardson, the principal at North Salem High School, is taking on a new position created by the Salem-Keizer School District. Come July 1, Richardson will be the district’s first […]

Roundup: education at the Capitol so far

Roundup: education at the Capitol so far Published 6:20 p.m. PT March 31, 2017 | Updated 6:20 p.m. PT March 31, 2017 As Oregon Promise bills make progress, budget negotiations still have months to go and bills about vaccination, college mergers and civics appear stalled. Nearly three months into the 2017 session of the Oregon Legislature, senators and […]