Behind the numbers: State testing in Central Oregon

Huge fluctuations in participation, proficiency at some rural high schools

As recently as the 2015-16 school year, the majority of La Pine High School 11th-graders … Read more

Summit High finds orchestra teacher

Bend school needed to look local to fill position

To find a new orchestra teacher, all Summit High School needed to do was look … Read more

Pilot Butte boasts Oregon’s secondary librarian of the year

Pilot Butte Middle School’s librarian Shelby Paulson has been named Secondary School Librarian of the … Read more

Madras JROTC continues with new instructor

Retired Army officer hails from University of Portland

The popular Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Madras High School has been saved. … Read more

Education Notes

School notes • Amy Naegeli has joined Edwin Brown Education Center and Ridgeview High School, … Read more

Small high schools will open a year from now

Principals at Summit, REALMS to lead ‘strand’ high schools

Bend-La Pine’s two “strand” high schools will open in fall 2018, and the school district … Read more

Proficiency scores on state test are generally down

Opt-out rate is high again, as more students choose not to test

After Oregon students did slightly better in the second year of the state’s Smarter Balanced … Read more

Education notes

School notes • Kent Koehler, freshman at Summit High School and Bend Science Station student, … Read more

Bend-La Pine’s new high school options up for discussion

Community can give input on school district’s plans

Bend-La Pine Schools will take its next step toward planning small high school options in … Read more

More Madras freshmen on track

Former Bend principals have helped staff turn around school

At Madras High School, the number of freshmen on track to graduate has surged. In … Read more

Education Notes

College notes • Kendall Y. Current has earned her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, … Read more

Education notes

College notes • MacKinzie Apperson, of Redmond, has been named to the dean’s list at … Read more

Bend-La Pine on schedule with bond projects

Projects to be paid for with 2017 bond are in planning stage

Bend-La Pine Schools is making headway on projects to be paid for with the district’s … Read more

Temporary Highland gym won’t be ready for school’s start

Borrowed structure a blessing, building it’s a burden

When Bend-La Pine Schools accepted an offer from Mt. Bachelor ski area to borrow a … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools to open second charter school

Montessori public school becoming a reality this fall

When school begins next month, Central Oregon will have its first Montessori school with free … Read more

Sisters schools delay start due to Milli Fire

Bend schools’ sports teams work around smoky conditions

Smoke from the Milli Fire in Sisters has delayed the start of school there. And … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Brogan Petterson earned his Eagle Scout rank Aug. 10. He is a … Read more

Friends remember Bend High grad who died in crash

Memorial Saturday will honor teen who loved his school

Going through photos of Daniel Bazan, an 18-year-old Bend High School 2017 grad, friends say … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • The Ridgeview High School Ravens cheerleading team returned from the National Cheerleaders … Read more

Family friendly events planned for solar eclipse

Scientists, astronomers and historians will discuss its significance

Eager eclipse-seekers started sussing out places to stay in Central Oregon for the Aug. 21 … Read more

With a fraction of its funding, OSU-Cascades will make do

OSU-Cascades makes plans for $9.5 million — and to ask for more

Since the Legislature announced the dollar amount Oregon State University-Cascades would receive from the state … Read more

Education notes

College notes • Nicholas Fackler has been named to the dean’s list at University of … Read more

Summer for many teachers means moonlighting

Whether its for fun or finances, seasonal work not uncommon for educators

The final school bell last month just marked the end of one shift and the … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Redmond High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Academic Team … Read more

Tech Trek gives girls hands-on science experiences

Girls’ science and math camp hosted at OSU-Cascades

At some point in middle school, girls are likely to give up on science, according … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Jared C. Decker, of Troop 90 in Bend, earned his Eagle Scout … Read more

Central Oregon students head to NASA

At space design competition, robotics skills may be a plus

After a successful school year that included a trip to the world championship robotics competition … Read more

Bend-La Pine seeks retiree’s expertise, offers $34,000 position

Former superintendent will collect PERS, plus salary

One longtime Central Oregon educator who retired last month isn’t actually saying goodbye just yet. … Read more

Andy High new Bend-La Pine board chairman

Board looks to upcoming school year, new chair’s goals

The Bend-La Pine School Board chose Andy High to serve as its new chairman at … Read more

Packed room confronts board over JROTC cancellation

Community: JROTC will leave void at Madras High

MADRAS — A packed roomful of people at the Madras Performing Arts Center argued for … Read more

At Bend schools, bus riding not the norm

Kids living close are expected to walk or ride

One mile isn’t a great distance, but it’s more than many parents are willing to … Read more

Summer school for board members held in Bend

Conference offers insight on cyberbullying, poverty in schools

Unlike some other elected positions, school board members often are not polished politicians. For many, … Read more

Education notes

Reunion • Bend Senior High School Class of 1957 is having a class reunion Aug. … Read more

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