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15 min ago | OregonLive.com

Oregon State aligns itself to help lower-income students: Editorial Agenda 2014

Oregon State President Ed Ray said the University Innovation Alliance grew out of conversations Arizona State President Michael Crow had with him and others. Oregon State University has placed itself in a position to help solve one of education's most challenging problems: the achievement gap between higher-income and lower- income students.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, Education Etc., Western Oregon University, Opinion

4 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Teen accused of raping woman near Autzen Stadium while under Washington County supervision

A 17-year-old boy is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly raping a 39-year-old woman during a Washington County-supervised trip to a University of Oregon football game, authorities say. Jaime Tinoco was with 11 other children being supervised by four Juvenile Department staff members during the Saturday trip to Autzen Stadium , said Washington County Juvenile Service Director Lynne Schroeder in a statement Tuesday.

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10 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Common Core Will Make Schools in U.S. More Like China and That's Not a Good Thing

One of the supposed selling points of the Common Core standards is that they are "internationally benchmarked" in order to make the U.S. education system more competitive with better systems in other countries. Implement Common Core, and U.S. students will catch up to Chinese students in no time-or so proponents of national standards claim.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing, Education

Mon Sep 15, 2014

OregonLive.com

James Ivory, Oscar-nominated director, makes Portland appearance Oct. 10

James Ivory, the Oscar-nominated director of "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day," will introduce his film "Maurice" at the Hollywood Theatre on Oct. 10. Ivory grew up in Klamath Falls and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1951. He founded Merchant Ivory Films with his partner, producer Ismail Merchant, in 1961 and the pair made almost 40 films before Merchant's death in 2005.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Maurice, Portland, OR, Hollywood (Portland, OR), Klamath Falls, OR, James Wilby, Movies, Entertainment

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers urge psychologists to see institutional betrayal

Clinical psychologists are being urged by two University of Oregon researchers to recognize the experiences of institutional betrayal so they can better treat their patients and respond in ways that help avoid or repair damaged trust when it occurs in their own institutions. The call to action for clinicians as well as researchers appears in a paper in the September issue of the American Psychologist , the leading journal of the American Psychological Association.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University

The Washington Post

A warning to U.S. about a educational authoritarianisma -- from a Chinese scholar

Yong Zhao is a respected education scholar who has been a fierce critic of high-stakes standardized testing, both in China and the United States. Zhao, the presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the University of Oregon's College of Education, has written a new book entited " Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best Education System in the World " that my colleague, Post education writer Jay Mathews, said in a column was "the best I have ever read on Chinese schools.

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Related Topix: Prison, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Texas

University Business

New presidential hunt plan needed

Saying the University of Oregon requires a different kind of presidential search this time, Board of Trustees Chairman Chuck Lillis has advanced a search plan that he wrote and that reserves broad powers for himself-and a select group of others. Lillis gave himself the authority to conduct the search with an "assist" from a 14-member committee weighted with trustees and administrators.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Envy of Chinese kids is bad for U.S. and for China

I have spent much of my life studying China and the countries near it. Just ask and I'll show you my master's degree in East Asian regional studies, and my five years of Washington Post articles from Hong Kong and Beijing.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Sweden, World News, Japan, Blog News, Education

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The News-Review

Publisher's Notebook: How will students with loads of debt lead us into the future?

My daughter - the one who is part of the so-called "Generation Of Debt" - begins her senior year at University of Oregon in a week or so. If you hadn't heard, an estimated 7 million students have defaulted on their student loans to the tune of - and most of us can't comprehend the number anyway, so not sure it matters - $1.2 TRILLION.

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The Oregonian

Eugene's Jordan McNamara strikes late to win the Fifth Avenue Mile

The Oregon Track Club's Jordan McNamara celebrates his victory in Saturday's Fifth Avenue Mile. Former University of Oregon runner Jordan McNamara made a late surge to edge Garrett Heath and win the Fifth Avenue Mile Saturday in New York City.

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The Oregonian

Get your urban agriculture fix at a Portland community garden near you

"I guess you could say it was imprinted on me," says Tom Dyke, a retired University of Oregon chemistry professor. "We used to have a big garden when I was a kid.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Shock for Exam Board Chief: In the morning she's in charge, by afternoon she's not

In the morning, she was helping Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh demonstrate to the media how UPSR papers were secured before being transported to examination halls. By afternoon, she had been suspended from duty by Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who gave the order from Vientiane, Laos, where he is attending the Asean Education Ministers Meeting.

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Related Topix: Laos, Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia

KATU-TV Portland

University of Oregon president search in chairman's hands

The search for a new president of the University of Oregon will be a marked departure for the school, conducted largely in private and run largely by the chairman of the new board of trustees. It will be marked by recruiting people who may not be thinking of themselves as the university president, Chairman Chuck Lillis said as the board voted 12-1 on Thursday to approve the plans he drew up.

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KEX-AM Portland

UO Gets $8 Million Donation

As public schools in Oregon and across the United States continue to face challenges, a University of Oregon donor is helping to champion the cause with a gift that will encourage teaching in public schools for years to come. Thanks to an anonymous estate gift, high-achieving, undergraduate or graduate UO students who plan to teach in the public school system will be able to offset the cost of their education through this new $8 million scholarship endowment.

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The Oregonian

Oregon's tuition-free 'Pay It Forward' college finance plan should take a back seat to other priorities, commission says

Plenty of college students have thrown their support behind a plan that would allow some students to attend college tuition-free provided they agree to back back a slim percentage of their post-college earnings over two decades to help other students attend tuition free too. Pay It Forward, as fleshed out by a work group over many months of work, to allow students to attend college tuition-free, then repay a tiny percentage of their after-college earnings over the next 20 years into a pool that would fund other students' tuition.

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The Times of Israel

New video makes Hamas take the rap

Disturbed by sympathy and support shown for Hamas during this summer's Israel-Hamas conflict, American Jewish rapper Ari Lesser felt moved to educate people about the true nature of the terrorist organization. So to set people straight, he has created a new video in partnership with the Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs .

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Terrorism

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

UO emeritus professor furious, accuses school of attacking him

Cheyney Ryan, emeritus professor at the University of Oregon, has questioned the school's compliance with Title IX during an investigation into allegations that three basketball players raped a woman. The University of Oregon emeritus professor accused the school of "an ad hominem attack and a serious one" after the school claimed KATU News misrepresented his expertise in a recent story.

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Business Journal

PDC hopes new development will light the fuse in Old Town Chinatown

When the Portland Development Commission approved the $2.6 million sale of a 0.67-acre piece of property in Old Town Chinatown to Gerding Edlen on Wednesday, it did more than unload one of its underutilized properties in the district. It also added real fuel to the Old Town/Chinatown Five-Year Action Plan, a road map adopted by the city earlier this summer to revitalize one of Portland's overlooked areas.

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KATU-TV Portland

On Your Side Investigators confront U of O interim president

EUGENE, Ore. KATU's On Your Side Investigators confronted the interim president of the University of Oregon on Wednesday.

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Eugene Weekly

Activists And Members Of Justice System Spar Over Measure 91

"Probably some of my fondest olfactory memories are the smell of burning marijuana at the University of Oregon," says Joshua Marquis, district attorney for Clatsop County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Clatsop County, OR

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