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Oregon Ranks #22 in State-Level Indebtedness

The U.S. national debt is estimated at $53,000 per person today―and climbing. But that doesn’t take into account Americans’ state-level debt. According to the Tax Foundation’s map of state debt per capita (fiscal year 2011), Oregon’s debt is $3,650. Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Blended Learning: Making Technology Work for Students

In the Nation’s Digital Learning Report Card, Oregon received great marks for our state’s full-time online programs and access to blended learning in Oregon’s public charter schools. Oregon received low marks in the national Report Card for failing to make … Continue reading

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Oregon On Verge of Important School Choice Reforms – Time for Concerned Voters to Tip the Balance

Now is a pivotal opportunity for you to make a difference for school choice with just a few minutes of your time. Democratic Governor Kitzhaber and the House Republicans are working together behind the scenes together to push through a … Continue reading

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The Future? Higher Electricity Rates and More Oregonians on Assistance Programs

The Oregon Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue recently passed Senate Bill 863 (SB 863) which allows electric utilities to increase the amount of funds available for low-income assistance programs. The bill now moves to the Senate floor. Specifically, SB … Continue reading

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Legislature Considers Anti-Virtual Charter School Bill Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m., the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education will hold a public hearing for a bill that essentially would force Oregon’s virtual charter schools to close. The bill (SB 927) closely resembles an idea that the … Continue reading

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Opening the door for more waste: House passes law to expand offset program

On Wednesday, the Oregon House voted to expand a 1997 law designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. On a 38-17 vote, twelve Republicans joined the chamber’s Democrats to pass the bill. In 1997, Oregon passed the nation’s first law (House … Continue reading

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Legislative Alert – Legislature Again Considers Hurting or Helping Online Schools

Today, (April 19th) the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee will consider Senate Bill 927, which would essentially destroy Oregon’s virtual charter schools. I wrote about the idea behind SB 927 last summer in my article, Will Virtual Charter Schools … Continue reading

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