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WOU awarded grant to close opportunity grant gaps for culturally and linguistically diverse students

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently awarded $200,000 to Western Oregon University’s Teaching Research Institute and College of Education, one of nine competitively funded grant awards, to support Project High Five – Culture, Collaboration, Commitment, Communication and Community. The project is a collaborative endeavor between WOU, Central School District (CSD) 13J, the Ella Curran … Continue reading

Screening of “American Winter” to be held at WOU
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Screening of “American Winter” to be held at WOU

Western Oregon University will hold a screening of the Oregon-based award-winning HBO film American Winter on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in room 105 of the Health and Wellness Center. American Winter is a vivid illustration of what is happening to families across America, including working families losing their homes, people who remain jobless or underemployed, children going … Continue reading

WOU receives $1.4 million gift to create the  Richard Woodcock Education Center  to train Oregon’s next generation of teachers
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WOU receives $1.4 million gift to create the Richard Woodcock Education Center to train Oregon’s next generation of teachers

Western Oregon University’s new College of Education building is now one step closer to reality thanks to a generous donation from former psychology professor and education leader Dr. Richard W. Woodcock. The $1.4 million gift is the third largest single donation in school history and will help create the Richard Woodcock Education Center; a 58,000 … Continue reading

Natural Science & Math / Teacher education

WOU’s new Elementary Math Specialist program received TSPC approval, first in Oregon

Western Oregon University has just launched its new Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader program (EMIL), which received unanimous approval from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) in March 2014. Last spring, TSPC approved elementary mathematics specialization standards, but WOU’s new curriculum is the first Elementary Mathematics specialization program to receive TSPC approval. The Elementary … Continue reading

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24th annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference

News release via César E. Chávez Leadership Conference (2/25/14). For 24 years the César E. Chávez Leadership Conference has provided a unique opportunity for Latino students across Oregon to come together to celebrate their history and consider their future as leaders of their communities. This year nearly 1,700 students grades 9-12 will gather in Monmouth, Oregon for a day … Continue reading

Oregon Education Investment Board Designates the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership as One of Six STEM Hubs in Oregon
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Oregon Education Investment Board Designates the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership as One of Six STEM Hubs in Oregon

Original OIT news release here. Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and the Oregon Department of Education have awarded grants totaling $2.8 million dollars to six regional STEM Hubs representing 21 counties in Oregon The Oregon Education Investment Board announced that the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership will be one of its six regional STEM Hubs in … Continue reading

Teaching Research Institute

New study gives families free support for children with autism: enrollment open through April 16

The Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University (WOU) and Louisa Silva, M.D., M.P.H. are announcing the final opportunity for parents who have children under the age of six with autism to enroll in a research study to receive free training and treatment. Enrollment is open now through April 16 for residents of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, Polk, Marion, … Continue reading