Early Childhood Education Grant

SALEM, ORe. — Oregon is getting $20 million from the Obama administration to improve early-childhood education. Governor Kitzhaber’s office announced the grant on Thursday, which will be used to improve training for pre-school teachers and to make sure program used to prepare children for kindergarten are effective. Oregon is one of five states getting the … Continue reading »

Community Discusses Governor’s Plan

MEDFORD, Ore. – Over a hundred parents, school officials and state legislators met Tuesday night to discuss how to help students in Oregon’s struggling education system. The main topic of discussion was Governor John Kitzhaber’s proposed budget plan. He’s asking to cut $865 million to the  Public Employees Retirement System, or “PERS”, to fund schools … Continue reading »