Local instructors anxious about upcoming school year

Thank you to everybody that tuned into Solidarity News’ livestream last week on a safe University of Oregon. If you missed it you can watch the recording at your convenience here. Look forward to more coverage on this subject and more live events.

This week’s newsletter is a bit different with no featured story, it will return to the normal format next week.

Local links

  • Springfield Public Schools is preparing to have K-3 students back this fall. The Springfield Education Association held a forum recently with teachers to collect thoughts on Springfield’s reopening plans. Among the top words used by teachers were anxious, disappointed, and expendable.

  • The University of Oregon is set to announce the extent of in-person/remote learning tomorrow, August 26.

  • The UO Law School announced that about 85% of instruction would be remote this term. First year classes will be remote, but some upper level classes and clinics will be held in person.

  • The Eugene Public Library reopened indoor services yesterday, the first time since closing down March 13. Computer use is restricted to one hour appointments and browsing is restricted with patrons given the option of counter service

  • Caregiving through a crisis: How the UO community balances work and family responsibilities

  • The Eugene-Springfield NAACP teamed up with Lane County Mutual Aid to create a fund that will support local BIPOC. The local NAACP gave $10,000 to the fund and individuals can contribute here.

The week ahead

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