OSU-Cascades names dining and academic building Obsidian Hall

The name is meant to honor Central Oregon’s geography

A central building on Oregon State University-Cascades’ campus has finally received a name: Obsidian Hall. … Read more

Redmond schools considering new science curriculum

The curriculum is praised by local teachers and administrators

REDMOND — It’s a Friday afternoon, when kids are typically most restless. But in Dan … Read more

Public can preview new Bend elementary boundaries next week

Bend-La Pine is hosting two open houses at Sky View and Pacific Crest middle schools

With the opening of north Bend’s 13th neighborhood elementary school looming, Bend-La Pine Schools will … Read more

OSU-Cascades’ Tykeson Hall earns architecture design award

Building recognized by the American Institute of Architects Portland.

Oregon State University-Cascades’ first academic building, Tykeson Hall, earned recognition from the American Institute of … Read more

Central Oregon school districts support governor’s 180-school-day goal

Many districts like the idea, but are concerned about potential costs of adding days

Gov. Kate Brown has made it clear: She wants a 180-day school year statewide, which … Read more

Crook County schools receive $300K for new counselors, staff training

Grant, obtained by education nonprofit Better Together, is one of six awarded in U.S.

Only six education nonprofits in the nation earned $300,000 grants this summer from the new … Read more

Turning OSU-Cascades’ landfill and pumice mine into a campus

School to use pumice, landfill material to help fill and terrace the 100-foot deep mine

Two things stand in the way of Oregon State University-Cascades’ vision for a 128-acre, modern … Read more

Bend-La Pine’s 2018 grads stay on West Coast for college

Few students are accepted into Ivy League schools, Stanford

After graduating high school in June, a large majority of Bend-La Pine Schools’ class of … Read more

Crook County schools creating new, data-focused administrative position

Joel Hoff will use data to track struggling students and more

PRINEVILLE — Crook County School District’s superintendent needs to know more about the district’s students. … Read more

Seven Peaks students learn hands-on skills, empathy through Design Lab

Fourth-graders are currently using soldering guns to create products for family and friends

The faint smell of burning solder hung in the air as a group of 10 … Read more

COCC to ask Legislature for $8 million for new Redmond building

The new building is part of an eventual goal to expand COCC’s Redmond campus

Four years after Central Oregon Community College opened a technology center at its Redmond campus, … Read more

Oxford Hotel owners give $500K to OSU-Cascades’ hospitality management program

Oregon State University-Cascades announced Wednesday that its hospitality management program received $500,000 for its endowed … Read more

Parents, Bend-La Pine School Board react to Summit High fire code violations

Director of facilities says inspections are coming soon; whistleblowers dispute statements

The director of facilities for Bend-La Pine Schools reassured the school board Tuesday that fire … Read more

Skyline High School uses rock-climbing to inspire writing, courage

Climbing was one of three options for the Bend students to get out of classroom

TERREBONNE — There are many ways to inspire students to write, but most schools wouldn’t … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools to pay $18,500 for land to build roundabout near new high school

The roundabout will be installed at intersection of Knott Road and 15th Street

To mitigate traffic when its fourth high school opens in 2021, the Bend-La Pine School … Read more

Bend High honors alumnus lost in the Vietnam War

Veterans advocate Dick Tobiason also honored during school’s annual ceremony

Bennie Lee Dexter attended Bend High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force before … Read more

Cheri Helt may keep school board seat despite election to Legislature

Bend lawmaker says she wants to stay connected to local schools

Cheri Helt, newly elected to represent Bend in the state House, may not step down … Read more

OSU-Cascades is younger, more diverse due to largest-ever first-year class

Official enrollment numbers show 23 percent of first-year students are people of color

Oregon State University-­Cascades’ current first-year and transfer student populations are officially the young university’s largest … Read more

Summit High’s student paper named best student newspaper in U.S. again

Summit High School’s newspaper, The Pinnacle, was named the best high school broadsheet newspaper in … Read more

No artificial turf for Bend’s new high school

Unless parents raise funds for turf, new school will have only grass

A fourth comprehensive high school in Bend will open its doors in fall 2021, complete … Read more

Inspection reveals multiple fire code violations at Summit High

Muffled fire alarms, permanently disabled smoke dampers may have put students in danger, employees say

Two maintenance employees with Bend-La Pine Schools say students may have been at risk because … Read more

Math Lab with OSU-Cascades helps Crook County teachers

Crook County schools and OSU-Cascades team up to help elementary students better understand math

PRINEVILLE — Kindergarten teacher Katie Barnhart drew an equals sign on a whiteboard and asked … Read more

Local kids conduct experiments at Bend pop-up children’s museum

Volunteers hope the pop-up museums eventually lead to a permanent Bend children’s museum

Three-year-old Jasper James stood over a pool, casually placing random objects in it, seeing if … Read more

Middle schools fight bullying with empathy

Bend middle schools provide counseling, create ‘culture of kindness’

Although less than a third of eighth-graders in Deschutes County said they had been bullied … Read more

Bullying in 2018: What it is and why it’s so common in middle school

Local administrators say ‘bullying’ has a specific definition, not a catch-all for meanness

In a 2017 statewide survey, nearly 69 percent of eighth-graders in Deschutes County said they … Read more

Former Seven Peaks principal sues school, former board president for $1.75M

Megan Martin claims her reputation was ‘irreparably damaged’ by a ‘smear campaign’

Megan Martin, the principal of Seven Peaks School who was fired last year, has filed … Read more

Oregon school ratings released after announcement of delay sparks backlash

Gov. Kate Brown gives order to release school ratings early after initially supporting delay

After initially deciding to postpone the release of Oregon school ratings until after Election Day, … Read more

School district talks boundary changes for Bend’s new elementary school

Drafts of the new elementary boundaries will be presented in December

When Bend-La Pine Schools’ new elementary school in north Bend opens next fall, attendance areas … Read more

Student internship program expanding to Sisters and Prineville

Program connects high school and college students to local businesses

After connecting more than 100 high school and college students with internships last school year … Read more

Bend students question Sen. Ron Wyden

Mountain View High students asked Wyden about education, healthcare, Brett Kavanaugh

When Mountain View High School senior Kelsey Adams asked U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden a question … Read more

Redmond middle school art teacher receives honor

Obsidian Middle School teacher Jennifer Moore named Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

Obsidian Middle School art teacher Jennifer Moore was named the 2018-19 Middle Level Art Educator … Read more

Luna lets high schoolers earn credits in late-afternoon classes

Non-traditional program can help get students back on path to graduation

At an hour when her peers have finished their high school classes for the day, … Read more

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