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Partnership helps minority students
Teaching Research Institute

Partnership helps minority students

Polk County Itemizer-Observer By Emily Mentzer April 15th, 2014   MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Central School District Superintendent Buzz Brazeau has already seen a difference in English Language Development students since partnering with Western Oregon University last year. Last year’s mid-year data showed 60 percent of ELD students hadn’t progressed in their comprehension of the English language, … Continue reading

Grant focuses on college credit
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Grant focuses on college credit

Polk County Itemizer-Observer By Jolene Guzman April 15th, 2014   POLK COUNTY — Dallas, Central, Falls City and Perrydale school districts, Western Oregon University, Chemeketa Community College and Willamette Education Service District are part of a consortium that received a $500,000 grant to expand college credit opportunities for high school students. Called the Mid-Willamette Valley … Continue reading

New WOU program looks to train math specialists
College of Education / College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Natural Science & Math

New WOU program looks to train math specialists

Statesman Journal By Geoff Parks April 11th, 2014   Note to elementary mathematics teachers-to-be in Oregon seeking specialized training in their field at Western Oregon University: Meet EMIL. A new Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL) program at the Monmouth school will impart an added measure of specialization to the studies of current WOU teacher-education students, … Continue reading

Western Oregon, Oregon Tech get green light to have own board of trustees by 2015
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Western Oregon, Oregon Tech get green light to have own board of trustees by 2015

Oregon Live By Betsy Hammond April 4, 2014 Oregon Tech and Western Oregon University both got the green light from the Oregon Board of Higher Education Friday to start operating under the control of their own independent boards in July 2015. Oregon’s two regional universities that have shakier finances, Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon, also … Continue reading

Western Oregon University awarded $200,000 in cultural education grant
College of Education / Teaching Research Institute

Western Oregon University awarded $200,000 in cultural education grant

Statesman Journal By Laura Fosmire April 3, 2014   Western Oregon University has been awarded $200,000 in grant money from the state Department of Education to support teachers in their efforts to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. The grant will support Project High Five, a collaborative effort between the university, the … Continue reading

Touted U.S. jazz vocalist to perform Saturday night
Smith Fine Arts Series

Touted U.S. jazz vocalist to perform Saturday night

Polk County Itemizer-Observer April 2, 2014   MONMOUTH — Grammy award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling brings his jazz sounds to Rice Auditorium on the Western Oregon University campus for a concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. His performance is part of the 2013-14 WOU Smith Fine Arts Series. Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists, notes … Continue reading