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Governor Signs SB 111 Giving Schools Resources to Have Nurses on Staff
(August 11, 2017, 12:10 pm) SALEM, Ore

SB 111 allows schools to provide nurses to help keep their students healthy, and to bill Medicaid for those services. The bill passed the Senate and House of Representatives unanimously.


Reps. Wilson And Parrish Call For CPR Training For Teachers
(June 3, 2015, 4:53 pm) SALEM, Ore. Measure Requires life-saving training for educators; Legislators Call For Bill To Be Referred to “Live” Committee

Recently, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill to require that high schools teach students critical life-saving skills, including CPR.

HB 3558, filed this week by Representatives Carl Wilson (RGrants Pass) and Julie Parrish (R-West Linn), would require teachers be certified in CPR, as well. The bill has been referred to the House Education committee, where previous attempts to enact such legislation have been stonewalled.


Oregon House Passes Historic Reforms to English Language Learner Education
(June 2, 2015, 1:46 pm) SALEM, Ore. HB 3499 is a bipartisan approach to more effectively support students, educators and schools.

The Oregon House of Representatives today voted unanimously to pass House Bill 3499B, a comprehensive approach to improving outcomes for English Language Learners (ELL) by increasing transparency, accountability, and systemic supports for schools, educators, and students.


Portland Community College is bringing the latest in alternative fuel vehicles to Portland. Photo Co
Portland Community College to Host Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day
(October 1, 2014, 4:00 am) PORTLAND, Ore. People can get up close and personal with the likes of the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius.

Portland Community College is bringing the latest in alternative fuel vehicles to Portland.


The fiscal year 2014 contract for the Oregon National Guard's Joint Transition Assistance Program, k
Oregon Army National Guard's Joint Transition Assistance Program Expires
(September 30, 2014, 9:15 am) SALEM, Ore. Currently, the Oregon National Guard has nearly 1,000 Guard members mobilized in support of overseas operations, with the majority serving in Afghanistan.

The fiscal year 2014 contract for the Oregon National Guard's Joint Transition Assistance Program, known as JTAP, which assists service members and veterans with civilian job placement, has expired.


Tom Hewitt – A 32 year drama teacher in the Salem-Keizer schools. Photo Courtesy: Blanchet
Former Salem-Keizer Drama Teacher Stars in New Oregon Lottery Ad
(September 23, 2014, 4:25 am) SALEM, Ore. Each one spoke about a teacher who provided the spark of encouragement, mentoring, and inspiration that changed their lives.

The Oregon Lottery asked five Oregonians to tell us about a teacher who played an important role in their lives.


A number of Oregon school districts have reported receiving requests for purchasing data that could
Oregon School Districts Urged to Watch Out for Reported Billing Fraud
(September 19, 2014, 2:33 pm) SALEM, Ore. Districts in Utah and Kansas have reported receiving false invoices from Scholastic School Supply from Nevada addresses.

A number of Oregon school districts have reported receiving requests for purchasing data that could be related to a suspected nationwide string of fraudulent billings from a company calling itself "Scholastic School Supply."


WOU becomes an independent public university effective July 1, 2015, which is when this newly confir
Western Oregon to Become Independent Public University in 2015
(September 18, 2014, 2:02 pm) MONMOUTH, Ore. Governor John Kitzhaber nominated 14 individuals to WOU's new board in late August.

The Oregon State Senate has voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm members of Western Oregon University's inaugural board of trustees.


Oregon State University and 10 other prominent research universities have formed a nationwide allian
Oregon State University Part of National Alliance to Help Low Income Students
(September 17, 2014, 12:00 pm) CORVALLIS, Ore. The new consortium, known as the University Innovation Alliance, already has received $5.7 million in funding from charitable foundations, which will be matched by the member institutions.

Oregon State University and 10 other prominent research universities have formed a nationwide alliance aimed at helping retain and ultimately graduate more first-generation students and students from low-income families.


Komp Selected for Education Reform Study Group
(September 5, 2014, 4:20 pm) SALEM, Ore. The Study Group on International Education Models was formed by the National Conference of State Legislatures and will be made up of lawmakers and legislative policy staff from across the nation

State Representative Betty Komp (D-Woodburn) has been selected to serve on a national education reform study group.