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- Some deem school board election process discriminatoryThe leaders who make major decisions about Salem and Keizer’s children are elected in a way some argue is discriminatory. While Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ governing board members each only represent a portion of the district, they are chosenContinue reading “Some deem school board election process discriminatory”
- Salem-Keizer students begin the return to brick-and-mortar schoolsTuesday was the first day of Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ hybrid learning model, in which students attend two days a week in person and continue virtual learning or get other support the other three days. ReadContinue reading “Salem-Keizer students begin the return to brick-and-mortar schools”
- One year later: COVID-19’s impact on families, studentsIt’s been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed Oregonians lives in what felt like an instant, moving classes and many jobs online. For many, the biggest disruption from COVID-19 hit right at home. Living roomsContinue reading “One year later: COVID-19’s impact on families, students”
- Gov. Kate Brown supports Salem-Keizer’s re-entry plansBrown said the district ‘followed every single protocol’ to ensure safe re-entry. Read the full story here.
- Pacific Islanders most impacted by COVID-19, not prioritized for vaccineMarion County’s Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, contracting the virus at more than three times the rate of white individuals. Case rates continue to skyrocket, and Islanders are being hospitalized andContinue reading “Pacific Islanders most impacted by COVID-19, not prioritized for vaccine”
- 37 Oregon education bills to follow this sessionThe 2021 Oregon legislative session started mid-January and will span 160 days. The Capitol is closed to the public until at least March to limit the risk of a coronavirus outbreak. Committee meetings and hearings areContinue reading “37 Oregon education bills to follow this session”
- Masterclass born in pandemic, for young musiciansAs soon as schools stopped in-person learning last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the many activities that students enjoyed also came to a halt. Students in music programs lost their final chance to perform withContinue reading “Masterclass born in pandemic, for young musicians”
- Some propose overhauling Salem-Keizer school board electionsThe seven members on the Salem-Keizer School Board are voted in via an at-large system, meaning voters — regardless of where they live — can vote for the representatives of all zones. But that might change. Read the full storyContinue reading “Some propose overhauling Salem-Keizer school board elections”
- Parents fight for Woodburn Russian program through enrollment dipsWoodburn School District is home to one of the nation’s only public K-12 Russian language programs. But enrollment fell this year after schools switched to remote learning and two new private schools came to town, leaving some toContinue reading “Parents fight for Woodburn Russian program through enrollment dips”
- The push to recruit and retain more educators of colorPublic schools across the country are more racially and linguistically diverse than ever, including the students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. But most of the educators who work with them are not. About 54% of Salem-Keizer’sContinue reading “The push to recruit and retain more educators of color”
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