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

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

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