Dems laying groundwork to use K-12 as budget hostage, again

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) We have reached the end of the seventh week of this legislative Session.  It is time for a short recap of events.  We started out at a very fast pace, passing several significant bills very … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 11 Comments

Rep. John Davis on K-12 Funding: What Is Our True Commitment?

Oregon House Republican Office Representative John Davis Thursday joined other House Republicans in asking their colleagues to reconsider the proposed $7.235 billion K-12 budget for the 2015-2017 biennium, drawing attention to the 7% proportional decrease in education spending compared to … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:48 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, State Budget | 18 Comments

Is Your Five-Year-Old Ready for Full-Day Kindergarten?

By Kathryn Hickok The Oregon State Senate is considering a bill that would lower Oregon’s compulsory, full-time school age from seven to five. Senate Bill 321 was heard in the Education Committee on March 5. Most children start at least … Continue reading

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Senator Knopp testifies in support of $8 billion K-12 budget

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Today, Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) testified in the Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Education in support of an $8 billion K-12 budget. Knopp testified in favor of the -1 amendment to SB 5017 … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:45 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget | 3 Comments

Controversial Oregon Sex-Ed Conference Canceled

Parents’ Rights in Education Parents Rights in Education Scores a Victory! In a letter dated March 7, 2015 the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force (OTPTF) announced the cancellation of the controversial Seaside Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC), scheduled for April this … Continue reading

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Parents demand answers from Head of Oregon Ed Dept Rob Saxton

Parents Rights in Education Parents’ Rights in Education (PRIE), a grassroots organization advocating for parents’ rights to guide the education of their children, recently sent a letter directed to Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton in response to a  February 17, 2015 … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:30 | Posted in Education, Oregon Government | 16 Comments

It’s time to properly fund K-12 education in Oregon

by Dan Lucas Back in January, I wrote that the Legislature should focus on education performance because Oregon had the second-worst high school graduation rate in the country. It’s gotten worse since then. In late January The Oregonian reported that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget | 23 Comments

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