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

COCC renews partnership with Eastern Oregon University

New program also will make transferring credits easier

When Danny Cecchini III thought about Oregon State University-Cascades leaving the Central Oregon Community College … Read more

Woman, granddaughter graduate together

COCC success is a family affair

While Central Oregon Community College is known for its large number of nontraditional students, it … Read more

Wrapping up year one at OSU-Cascades

Four new professors share challenges, triumphs, growing pains

When hiring faculty for its new campus in southwest Bend, Oregon State University-Cascades needed people … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Siena Baker, Aidan Bremont, Katie Bullock, Izzy King, Alyx Kruger, Maria Kramer, … Read more

Free meals during summer for Central Oregon kids

More than 20 sites to offer meals while school is out

While many students anticipate the carefree days of summer break, some may miss the guarantee … Read more

Students at OSU-Cascades come from around the world

Special degree draws international students to Bend

A degree program at Oregon State University-Cascades is drawing students not only from the university’s … Read more

Oregon Senate passes $8.2 billion K-12 spending plan

Education funding could get House vote next week

SALEM — An $8.2 billion spending plan for Oregon’s K-12 schools is headed to the … Read more

Sign language interpreter retires from COCC

Decades of signing service coming to and end

Dave Hagenbach’s 30-year journey as an American Sign Language interpreter wasn’t academic at first. Hagenbach, … Read more

Education notes

Youth notes • Reid McMullen, 11, has earned the May Fortissimo Award from the Cascade … Read more

Standout students from the class of 2017

Central Oregon schools spotlight special senior stories

Each crop of high school graduates provides a window into the moments and experiences that … Read more

New Bend elementary school paid for, but not placed

Population growth to determine where the school will go

Traffic, housing options and wait times at favorite restaurants aren’t the only things determined by … Read more

OSU-Cascades receives $575,000 toward new building

Oregon State University-Cascades has received two donations toward its next academic building, totaling more than … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Rebekah Cleary, of Redmond High School, has been selected as a Ford … Read more

‘The rock’ returns to Redmond High

Senior class prank turns out to be good gesture

Compared with so many senior class pranks that leave a hassle or mess for school … Read more

Drone science class in Bend connects to real world

Local middle schoolers learn drones and the future they have ahead

At Bend Science Station, a drone design class is incorporating lessons in engineering and physics … Read more

Teachers from all over welcome to AP training in Bend

Local course training can save school districts time, money

The High Desert Education Service District and Central Oregon Community College will hold a four-day … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Tyler Guyer, of Redmond High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from Northwest … Read more

Bond’s high approval rate not unique to Bend-La Pine

Close to 60 percent of voters said yes to big bond

If supporters of the Bend-La Pine school bond were nervous about voters approving the record, … Read more

Redmond seniors will graduate on time with extra support

New approach gives at-risk students a second chance at success

Juniors and seniors in the Redmond School District who are a year or more behind … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats • Chandler Bonn, Jessica Dawes, Matthew Phillips, Elizabeth Taylor, Daniel Knopp, Ashley Anderson … Read more

International Baccalaureate not just for high schools

Bend has 2 IB middle schools

For two schools in Bend, encouraging students to think critically is the name of the … Read more

Central Oregon sees success in speech, debate

Several Bend students will attend national competition

Five local high school students will represent Central Oregon on the national scale next month … Read more

Bend schools still finishing projects from 2013 bond

Majority of projects are complete on school district’s last bond

While Bend-La Pine Schools will attempt to pass a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar bond in the election this … Read more

Education notes

Youth Notes Bronwyn Laherty and Logan O’Neill, both of Pacific Crest Middle School, have earned … Read more

Money in Bend-La Pine race could be new norm

Unions may have upped the ante for money in Bend-La Pine election

It’s no secret that Oregon school board elections, including Bend-La Pine’s, have historically not been … Read more

Thousands of dollars being spent on Bend-La Pine elections

Contested races are heating up with cash flow

After a decade of uncontested races and candidates who typically spent only a few hundred … Read more

OSU president tells Bend crowd his school needs more money

University will still seek $69M despite governor’s tight budget

Even as he praised his university and the new branch campus it opened in Bend … Read more

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