Teachers in Chicago on Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the first time in a quarter century, teachers in Chicago go on strike over evaluations and job security. The strike is forcing 400,000 students out of the classroom. The walk-out is familiar; the Eagle Point School District and staff failed to reach an agreement in May, ending up in a strike. … Continue reading »

District 9 Leaders Do Not Sign Contract

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — There were two main items on the agenda for the Eagle Point School District Board at their meeting Wednesday night. The first was whether to approve the new employee contract decided on last month, that ended the week-long strike. The other issue was what to do about a fellow board member, … Continue reading »

Continuing Controversy After Eagle Point Strike

By Sharon Ko EAGLE POINT, Ore. — An agreement has been reached between the educators union and the Eagle Point School District, but the fight is not over.┬áThe union is highlighting the district’s actions during the strike, while a school board member is accused of joining the picket lines. Bateman says the board chairman stated … Continue reading »

Eagle Point Back to School

By Steven Sandberg EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For the first time in almost two weeks, Eagle Point teachers are back in the classroom. Ever since the strike officially began, students were put through a number of changes. First, schools were closed; then, they reopened with substitute teachers, larger classes and altered schedules; now, students say … Continue reading »

Eagle Point School District Strike Settled

By Bryan Navarro EAGLE POINT, Ore. — After more than a year of bargaining, months of rallying, and a week without classes an overnight negotiation ends the strike in Eagle Point. He words that everyone is saying are “relieved” and “excited”. Hillside Elementary, and all Eagle Point District Schools are closed Wednesday to prepare to … Continue reading »

Eagle Point Strike Raises Curriculum Concerns

By Bryan Navarro EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Students are back in school while Eagle Point educators strike and the kids are calling classes “a joke” and “daycare for 18 year olds.” Teachers are marching the picket lines, rejuvenated by the return of their students, but they’re even more fired up by what their students are … Continue reading »

Eagle Point Teachers Strike

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For over a year the Eagle Point School District and the employees union have been in contract negotiations. A final attempt at an agreement started at 1 p.m., Monday afternoon. As of 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, over 16 hours later, no solution had been made, and teachers began a strike. The … Continue reading »