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

At Madras High, confusion over JROTC being canceled

Frustration, miscommunication cloud closure of longstanding program

Emotions were high at a last-minute public forum at Madras High School on Thursday, called … Read more

Construction at Elk Meadow brings dust, noise

Hot weather makes dust mitigation difficult, say officials

Elk Meadow Elementary School in Bend is undergoing some major outdoor renovations this summer, but … Read more

Education notes

Youth notes • Aria Schnepf, 10, has been awarded the $500 Rising Star Scholarship by … Read more

Bend-La Pine support staff to vote on contract

Union, district reach tentative agreement, members to vote in fall

If Bend-La Pine classified staffers approve their new contract in September, they’ll be looking at … Read more

Salem ‘shock’: only $9M for OSU-Cascades

Branch campus gets a fraction of request

SALEM — When a “Christmas tree” of legislative goodies was rolled out in the state … Read more

Bend-La Pine teacher raises are on top of increases many already receive

Experience, college credits, self-reflections can bring raises

The negotiated increase in salaries for teachers in Bend-La Pine Schools is in addition to … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Dustin Thorson, of Prineville, has graduated from Oregon Connections Academy. • Velvet … Read more

A first look at Kenwood’s new gym

$5.2 million building will replace gym lost to snow

Plans are materializing for a new $5.2 million gym at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School, … Read more

Summit High scrambles again to find orchestra teacher

Wanted: Teacher with specialized degree, willing to work part-time

For the second summer in a row, Summit High School is scrambling to find a … Read more

Bend-La Pine could start leasing land temporarily

Talks are still in “infancy,” but land-use requests are there

Bend-La Pine Schools is considering leasing some of its vacant land it won’t be using … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats Sage Ford, a junior at Mountain View High School, was selected to attend … Read more

Bend-La Pine bids adieu to construction ‘pioneer’

Maintenance man shook up the way school district viewed infrastructure

One month from today, Bend-La Pine Schools will lose a member of its outside services … Read more

These two kids have biked every day to school for two years

Biking culture at Bend middle school encourages students

At least a couple of seventh-graders at Pacific Crest Middle School aren’t messing around when … Read more

Bend-La Pine teacher contract gets high approval

School board passes contract with 2% raises, insurance increases

Teachers in Bend-La Pine Schools have given resounding approval to their new contract, passed by … Read more

City to host Galveston parking study open house

Community members who call the Galveston Avenue area home, or who use it for work … Read more

Many Oregon kids aren’t in preschool

Statewide, affordability is issue: In Bend, there’s lack of space, too

A high percentage of Oregon’s 3- and 4-year-olds aren’t attending preschool, according to a 2017 … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Michaela Alexander, a sophomore at Redmond Proficiency Academy, won first place and … Read more

Madras High brings back welding, construction courses

Return of hands-on classes to high school may have improved student outlook

As Madras High School wrapped up its school year on Thursday, one special test was … Read more

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