Did you catch sight of TTEA educators down on Highway 99 and at the Tom McCall Park rally on May 8th? It was an AMAZING day with LOTS of news coverage. Check out some of the stories HERE and HERE. Check out our picture slideshow as well!
OPB ran an article by Elizabeth Miller on the upcoming School Walkouts.
School districts are canceling school May 8 as teachers across Oregon plan a walkout to advocate for more school funding.
Portland Public Schools, North Clackamas and Gladstone are among the school districts that have made changes to their school calendars.
For Portland students, the school year will be extended by one day at the end of the year. The last day of school is now June 12, except for seniors who finish earlier.
Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) president Suzanne Cohen expects to see more districts cancel school as May 8 gets closer.
“We’re coordinating with lots of other school districts, so we anticipate that many other school districts will be needing to close to ensure safety so that their educators can go participate,” Cohen said....
Read the full article HERE.
Several news stations covered the event. Here's an article from the Oregonian...
"They demanded counselors. Smaller class sizes. Books.
Teachers from across the metro area took to Pioneer Courthouse Square Wednesday to press the Oregon Legislature for more funding to beef up offerings in public schools. Speakers such as Evan Selby, a 23-year educator at Reynolds High School, called for tax increases on corporations across the state to boost funding for schools."
Read the rest of the article HERE.
We held a Disrupted Learning Forum at Tualatin High School to address critical issues in our classrooms. Check out KGW's story on the Forum HERE.