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Oregon Professional Educator Fair

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2008 by highboldtage

the Oregon Professional Educator Fair

Online registration for applicants will remain available until March 24, 2008


Oregon’s Professional Educator Fair brings together top school districts and outstanding teacher candidates for a valuable time of information sharing and interviewing.  (231 Agencies registered for the 2007 Fair–a record number!)

2008 registered agencies have reserved more separate interview space than any year previously.  It should be a great hiring season!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008  Open to all registered candidates

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 By Appointment Only (for interviews set on 4/1/08 to registered candidates)

Registration Fee:

Online registration on or before March 24 is $15.00. Registration on April 1 at the door is $25.00.   Candidates will receive a manual upon entering that will provide information about employer booth locations as well as projected position vacancies communicated by districts when they registered.


Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 
Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (For Pre-scheduled Interviews Only)


Oregon Convention Center
777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Oregon’s Convention Center provides a distinctive site for this year’s Professional Educator Fair. Located near Lloyd Center-just across the river from downtown Portland-the Convention Center is one of the city’s most attractive landmarks.

Besides the plentiful hotel accommodations available in the Lloyd Center area, out-of-town visitors have easy access to the Convention Center from hotels in downtown Portland. The MAX Light Rail line stops at the Convention Center and there is direct freeway access from the Rose Quarter exit off I-5 (exit 302A).

Plan to spend some extra time to tour this beautiful facility and the newly refurbished Lloyd Center area.For more information contact either:

 Jim Buck (Fair Coordinator) 503-661-5137

Sue Scott  503-581-3141 (COSA Office)

Who Should Attend?

  • Graduates who are seeking first positions.
  • Experienced Teachers and Administrative Personnel who want to change school systems or relocate to other communities.
  • School Administrators who want to recruit qualified candidates for classroom, special education, support staff and administrative positions.
  • College and University Personnel who want to assist their graduates in the job search process as well as provide information about post graduate opportunities.


Looming budget cuts throw state’s schools into turmoil

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2008 by highboldtage

Looming budget cuts throw state’s schools into turmoil

10:53 AM PDT on Monday, March 17, 2008

The Press-Enterprise
Thousands of teachers across California have received pink slips for next school year from districts reacting to Gov. Schwarzenegger’s call for a 10 percent cut to all state-funded programs starting in July.No one knows how many teachers actually will end up unemployed. First, state legislators from both parties have to team up to pass a budget and then Schwarzenegger must approve it. Already Democrats are balking at severe cuts to schools, and Republicans have said they won’t vote for any budget that raises taxes.

But experts and lawmakers agree the situation is dire. Regardless of the usual political grandstanding and partisan gamesmanship that accompany budget negotiations, the state does has a growing deficit, and education will take a hit in fiscal year 2008-09. Schwarzenegger has said the state must make cuts to deal with a stagnant economy caused by the mortgage crisis, job losses and a severe drop in retail sales.

Statewide teacher layoffs: It’s 20,000

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2008 by highboldtage

Statewide teacher layoffs: It’s 20,000
Nathan Donato-Weinstein

The number of teachers in California who have been issued notices of potential layoffs has hit 20,000, the state’s education chief said Friday.

School districts are required by law to notify teachers and other certificated staff members that they could be laid off by March 15. The recent layoffs – including dozens in Placer County districts – have been spurred by $4.8 billion in cuts to education contained in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s January proposed state budget.

In a statement, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell blamed the layoff notices on a “priorities problem” and decried the governor’s proposed budget for putting student performance “in grave jeopardy.”

“The governor’s budget fails to invest in our future,” O’Connell said in the statement. “We should be encouraging the best and brightest to join the teaching ranks. We know that effective teachers are the number one element in student success. Sadly, the flood of pink slips being handed out only discourages people from entering the teacher profession.”

In recent weeks, local school boards have approved reductions in force for the Eureka, Dry Creek, and Lincoln school districts, as they seek to close massive budget holes.