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Statesman Journal - June 29, 2022

Salem-Keizer Public School's governing board had its first discussion Tuesday on whether to expand weapons restrictions on district property.

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Salem Reporter - June 29, 2022

Open carrying of guns has long been prohibited in schools, but a recent change in Oregon law allows schools to ban concealed weapons as well. The board discussed adopting a ban during a Tuesday work session.

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Keizertimes - June 29, 2022

Equity Splash is a youth-focused non-profit organization with a charter to help “dismantle and disrupt structural racism in American society through leadership development and advocacy.”

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Salem Reporter - June 29, 2022

Eleven elementary and middle schools in the Salem-Keizer School District will have new principals in the fall as current principals retire or move to other jobs in the district.

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The Register-Guard - June 29, 2022

A child's ability to read “on grade level” by third grade is often a key indicator of future academic success. This story explores how students' reading skills can impact future success.

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Statesman Journal - June 25, 2022

Thirteen middle schoolers from across Salem-Keizer Public Schools participated in a Unified Arts showcase Friday at Judson Middle School in Salem.

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Statesman Journal - July 1, 2022

About 75 children, youth activists, and adults took to the streets, waving signs and marching to demand Salem-Keizer Public Schools reinvest money formerly used for in-school police into programs to help students.

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Salem Reporter - July 6, 2022

More than a dozen Salem kids got to quiz a neurosurgeon and make a model of the brain during the first session of a new learning program aimed at getting more Black students into science and technology-focused classes and careers.

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Salem Reporter - July 15, 2022

The unsuccessful effort to remove the graphic novel from library shelves stemmed from a grandparent’s concern about the book’s inclusion of same-gender sex scenes and conversations about sexual experiences.

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Statesman Journal - July 13, 2022

The Salem-Keizer school board is still deciding whether to prohibit weapons, including concealed handguns, from district property at all times. After the first reading this week of a resolution that would do just that, board members remain distinctly split on the issue.

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Salem Reporter - July 13, 2022

In a split vote Tuesday, the Salem-Keizer School Board selected Ashley Carson Cottingham as its next chair and elected two other leaders for the upcoming year.

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Broadcast News Coverage
KGW-TV - June 30, 2022

Officials from the Portland, Salem-Keizer and Beaverton school districts said COVID-relief dollars have boosted summer programming this year.

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Athletics - July 15, 2022

McNary didn’t have to look far to find a suitable replacement for Jeff Auvinen.

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Keizertimes - July 13, 2022

The 2022 McNary softball season started with uncertainty when head coach Kevin Wise left the position a week before the start of the season. But with a rookie head coach and low expectations, the Celtics made it all the way to the semifinals of the 6A playoffs.

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Statesman Journal - June 28, 2022
Statesman Journal - July 14, 2022

Connor Astley is the new McNary head football coach, athletic director Scott Gragg announced Thursday. Astley was previously an assistant coach for the Celtics. 

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