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

Educators expand offerings with Measure 98 money

First year of funding isn’t easy, but schools are doing impressive things

Central Oregon educators are still working out the details on how they’ll spend money from … Read more

New dinosaurs take flight exhibit at High Desert Museum

A new exhibition to open at the High Desert Museum Oct. 14 will feature art, … Read more

Bend-La Pine outperforms region, state, nation on SAT

Statewide participation was up for college assessment test

Students at Bend-La Pine Schools outperformed those from schools across the state and nation on … Read more

Seven Peaks School fires, sues principal over alleged theft

Principal alleged to have downloaded thousands of sensitive documents

Seven Peaks School fired its principal earlier this month, and on Friday filed a lawsuit … Read more

Miller Elementary teacher new union president

Changing perception of Bend Education Association a main goal

Earlier this month on the first day of school, Janelle Rebick greeted students as they … Read more

Education notes

Teen feat • Jesse Fishkin, of Troop 9025 in Bend, earned his Eagle Scout rank … Read more

New rules for Oregon Promise grant

Last-minute change to state scholarship was frustrating, confusing

When the class of 2017 graduated high school, the state Legislature had yet to decide … Read more

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

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