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Statewide campaign aims to get more people to run for school boards

Each year, hundreds of volunteers from across the state raise their hands to coach, mentor, teach and campaign for their community’s schools.

But when it comes to volunteering for Oregon’s school boards, fewer hands get raised.

According to the Oregon School Boards Association, nearly three-quarters of the seats for school boards, education service districts and community college boards were uncontested during the last round of board elections in 2015.

New System for Reporting School Safety Concerns

The Stanfield School District has a new system, called SafeOregon, for reporting school safety threats. SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.

Tips may include bullying, violence, threat of violence, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, self-harm, etc.

SafeOregon

SafeOregon


What?

SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.

Finding Words in Paint: How Artists See Dyslexia

We know lots of facts about dyslexia: It’s the most common reading disorder. It changes the way millions of people read and process information.

But we know much less about how it feels to people who have it. How it shapes your self-image, your confidence and how people see and react to you.

And so I reached out to some really creative people — artists who have dyslexia — to talk about this.

To read the complete article click here.

Supreme Court Considers How Schools Support Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a dispute that advocates describe as the most important case involving public school special education in three decades.

At issue is whether federal law requires public schools to provide more than the bare minimum in special services for children with disabilities. With millions of children qualifying for these services, the court’s ruling could have a profound effect.

Public Invited to ODE Feedback Session -- POSTPONED due to weather

School district administrators and staff, students, parents and community members from across eastern Oregon are invited to attend a community feedback session about education in Oregon on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM at Washington Elementary School in Pendleton, located at 1205 SE Byers Avenue. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Stanfield Reader Board

Apparently our Reader Board does not like this weather either. We are having problems with the software and the board communicating. We are working on the problem. Thank you for your patience.

ODE 2016-17 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting an annual form to the school the student attends. Schools will provide parents with the annual form for 2016-17 at least 30 days prior to the start of testing. For more information, please visit:

Is Free College Really Free?

“Free” is a word with a powerful appeal. And in the past year or so it has been tossed around a lot, followed by another word: “college.”

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Once upon a time, public university in this country actually was free, for the most part. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, from New York to California, states opted to charge no tuition or nominal fees.

Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone

There are more than 80,000 educational apps in Apple’s app store. It seems like a great way to encourage brain development and make your little one the smartest baby genius. But just sticking a tablet in your kid’s hands might not be as helpful.

Sure, use the app. But it’s not a babysitter — you’ve got to help them use it, too.

For the complete article click here.

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