Natalie’s latest news coverage
- Families, teachers overwhelmed as school year starts amid COVID-19, firesWith the COVID-19 pandemic and Oregon wildfires in the background, families and educators in Salem-Keizer schools are beginning the new year amid confusion, chaos and, for some, traumatic loss. Many families ran into several technical issues in theContinue reading “Families, teachers overwhelmed as school year starts amid COVID-19, fires”
- District leadership misses deadline on school resource officer contracts decisionSalem-Keizer School Board members and district leadership gave themselves a deadline to determine whether to continue contracts for school resource officers in the 2020-21 school year and beyond. But the deadline has come and gone.Continue reading “District leadership misses deadline on school resource officer contracts decision”
- Colleges and universities prepare for fall, Willamette University gets pushbackThe presence of any in-person activity has some students, staff, families and alumni worried about the health of these individuals and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story here.
- Oregon Government Ethics Commission opens investigation into Silver Falls School BoardThe commission is investigating possible open meeting laws violations by members of the Silver Falls school board. Read the full story here.
- What Oregon parents should know about their kids’ return to school during COVID-19Answers to questions regarding the changes to school reentry plans, and what Oregon education during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to look like this fall. Read the full story here.
- Reopening delayed: MacLaren Youth teachers fight resuming in-person schoolingICYMI: Educators at William Lord High School, housed at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, were required to resume in-person teaching, despite all but one staff member voicing concerns for their safety and their students’.Continue reading “Reopening delayed: MacLaren Youth teachers fight resuming in-person schooling”
- Activists call for school district divestment from police partnershipsActivists with Latinos Unidos Siempre — along with about two dozen other organizations and more than 300 individuals — are calling on Salem-Keizer Public Schools to stop paying for police in schools and redirect that money toward otherContinue reading “Activists call for school district divestment from police partnerships”
- SKEF dissolves in wake of COVID-19 pandemicThe Salem-Keizer Education Foundation announced Tuesday that after 38 years, the nonprofit is dissolving. “We could not weather the coronavirus storm,” executive director Kelly Carlisle said. Read the full story here.
- Salem protesters call for trial, accountability following George Floyd’s murderSalem-area residents have turned out by the thousands to protest police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. They marched down Lancaster Drive, laid face down and knelt in silence on the steps of the Oregon Capitol,Continue reading “Salem protesters call for trial, accountability following George Floyd’s murder”
- ICYMI: Salem Sikh volunteers make meals for hospital workers during COVID-19For weeks, a team of about six volunteers from Salem’s local gurdwara, the Sikh house of worship, prepared and delivered more than 1,000 meals for health care workers as a thank you and sign ofContinue reading “ICYMI: Salem Sikh volunteers make meals for hospital workers during COVID-19”
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