Make-a-thon may lead to new type of teaching in Central Oregon

Event emphasizes applying school skills to real-world tasks

An event at Sky View Middle School in Bend taught kids and adults basic coding … Read more

Community to meet principal candidates for strand high school

Four educators will give presentations at public meeting Friday

Bend-La Pine Schools is hosting a forum for community members to meet the four principal … Read more

Bend-La Pine says new elementary school will be in north Bend

School district plans to purchase land for $1M to $1.2M

Bend-La Pine Schools announced it will build its new $33 million elementary school in north … Read more

Education notes

College notes • Biola University, in Mirada, California, has named seven local students to the … Read more

Fewer new students at COCC getting Oregon Promise money

New eligibility requirements, less press likely to blame

Fewer new students received the Oregon Promise grant at Central Oregon Community College this fall … Read more

Enrollment rises slightly at OSU-Cascades

In its second year, the Bend campus is gaining traction among students

Enrollment at OSU-Cascades rose about 7 percent in fall 2017, and its number of first-year … Read more

Snow removal for Bend-La Pine Schools will look different this year

School district emails show stress, frustration behind snow removal last winter

Ahead of what may well be another big winter, Bend-La Pine Schools leaders are thinking … Read more

Once-closed Brothers school is growing, needs a new well

Well at rural school isn’t enough to grow grassy play field

Reopening Brothers Elementary School in the Crook County School District in fall 2015 has so … Read more

Becoming principal for the day in Bend

Reporter learns principal job at Jewell Elementary

As I arrived at Jewell Elementary School in southeast Bend, just before school started at … Read more

OSU-Cascades will buy landfill for $1

County votes 2-1 to approve land deal

With a 2-to-1 vote of approval by the Deschutes County Commission on Monday, Oregon State … Read more

Education Notes

Teen feats • Samuel Price, of Troop 21 in Bend, earned his Eagle Scout rank … Read more

Classroom pets are out in Redmond

Redmond School District updates practice to match policy, bans most animals

In an age of frequent lawsuits, something as seemingly simple as keeping a class pet … Read more

OSU-Cascades could finally acquire landfill

University, county could sign purchase and sale agreement

A tentative agreement long in the making for Oregon State University-Cascades to acquire Deschutes County’s … Read more

$4.2-million Highland gym contract goes to Kirby Nagelhout

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co. was awarded the contract to build the new gym at Highland … Read more

Lockout at Bend High resolved

A lockout at Bend High School Tuesday morning was resolved after about 45 minutes, according … Read more

Parents share school wish list with Bend-La Pine board

And — surprise! — 8th-grader says teens want more time to sleep in

Transportation to their chosen school, more class options, mindful use of technology in the classroom: … Read more

Two new board members for St. Charles

Buehler takes a leave of absence from director role

Two new members joined St. Charles Health System’s board of directors in August, replacing members … Read more

New internship system for Central Oregon youth

Youth CareerConnect to streamline internships for businesses, students

When it comes to student internships in Central Oregon, there’s no lack of intern-seeking businesses … Read more

A name for High Desert’s Museum’s newest otter

Bend museum says otter youngster is ‘thriving’ in new exhibit

The baby otter the High Desert Museum received in May from the Oregon Department of … Read more

Madras school for ‘resilient’ students to get on track

Option helps kids graduate who otherwise might have dropped out

MADRAS — Inside an old high school building on SW Fourth Street in Madras, Bridges … Read more

Redmond School District may go for bond

Community meetings to provide bond information to residents

With about $90 million in deferred maintenance, the Redmond School District may ask voters to … Read more

Summit High principal announces departure

Once tapped to lead new school, Alice DeWittie now leaving district

The principal of Bend’s Summit High School announced Monday she will be leaving the district … Read more

Crook County will bid adieu to superintendent

School board deciding how to search for new leader in wake of retirement

Crook County School District will be on the lookout for a new leader as Superintendent … Read more

Education notes

• Micah Slate ,10, has received the Rising Star award by Cascade School of Music … Read more

No grades again on state report cards for schools

Oregon Department of Education to give overall ratings next year on new report card

For the third year in a row, the state has released report cards for every … Read more

Fewer students, more police in light of Mountain View threat

Police working with school to look into shooting threat

There were fewer students at Mountain View High School and more police officers on campus … Read more

Bend-La Pine proposes land swap for new high school

New middle, high school could be built on Ward family lot

Bend-La Pine Schools staff proposed a land swap that would provide a site for the … Read more

Oregon’s smoky summer prompted changes to high school sports

Athletes now have to move indoors sooner but stricter changes may be coming

This summer’s scorching wildfires and the smothering air they created across Oregon have already prompted … Read more

Education Notes

College notes • Central Oregon Community College named the following students to the summer 2017 … Read more

Police investigating Seven Peaks incident

Former principal allegedly downloaded files without permission

Bend Police are investigating the alleged theft of thousands of computerized student files by the … Read more

Bend-La Pine enrollment grows in fall 2017

Projected student count more on target than last year

Bend-La Pine Schools has grown again this school year, gaining 341 new students in fall … Read more

Jefferson County superintendent has big job, paycheck

Officials say experience, performance justify compensation

Two years ago, Jefferson County School District brought in an expert at turning around schools … Read more

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